September 15, 1927 ~ May 31, 2019

Born in: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Alice Jackson White, 91, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. White was born in Hendersonville and was the youngest of 14 children of the late John Wade Jackson and Mary Price Jackson. She grew up in Brevard and had lived in Asheville since 1944. She was married for 51 years to the late George Finley White.

Mrs. White worked for Southern Bell Telephone for 40 years, first as a switchboard operator and later in the office as a secretary before retiring in 1985 as Administrative Assistant. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church, Asheville.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth Farmer and her husband Ken; son, Geoff White and his wife Kristy, three grandchildren, Alex Farmer and his wife Haley, Anna Grace White and Mei Li White, several nieces and nephews, including her special niece, Mary Ann Kite, and honorary grandchildren, Justin O’Connor and Amanda Brittain.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with burial to follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads, the Homeless Ministry of First Baptist Church, 5 Oak Street, Asheville, NC 28801


Funeral Service: June 3, 2019 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: June 3, 2019 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

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  1. Beth and Mary Ann I pray for God’s comfort for you during this sad time. I have fond memories of our childhood and the neighborhood. I know the feeling of being without your Mama (and Aunt). Just remember it may be a sad day for you but a joyous day for Mrs Alice. She is celebrating in heaven with those who have gone before.

  2. My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Alice in the Engineering Department of Southern Bell. She was a lovely sweet lady. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort during this very sad time.
    Alice is experiencing all the joy of heaven.

  3. Beth, Geoff and families,
    We are praying for you in this time of sorrow. God will “uphold you with His righteous, right hand.”

    Ellen Johnson

  4. Beth and Geoff, we are so sorry for your loss. We have always loved your family, and will miss your sweet Mom as we have your kind and gentle Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Family, so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I got acquainted with her at Crossroads. She was a fun and joyful spirit. Will miss her.

  6. Beth and Geoff, and Families,
    We are sorry for your loss, but rejoice your sweet mother is with the Lord and reunited with your precious daddy. May you you be encouraged through the Word and comforted by His love.

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