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Mr. Welbourne Andrews White, Jr., age 64, entered into rest April 17, 2023. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw by the Reverend Dr. Dan Sansbury. A private burial will be held in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery of Chesterfield, SC.
Mr. White was born June 20, 1958 in Tucson, CA a son of Elizabeth Holman (Judge Edwin “Brother”) Davis and the late Welbourne Andrews (Rebecca) White, Sr. Welbourne was a 1976 graduate of Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC. He was a devout Christian and member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. Following high school, Mr. White enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served 2 years prior to being diagnosed with a mental illness and receiving an Honorable Discharge.
Welbourne spent his adult life struggling with mental illness and the challenges it brings. He was a very loving, warm-hearted, and funny son, brother, and uncle. He loved God and his family very deeply. His family holds as a treasure many fond memories of family vacations and numerous other holidays and get-togethers. Welbourne was blessed with an amazing family that always sought to support him and make his life as full and accomplished as they could, despite his challenges. His life was a gift from God and left an impression on everyone. To know him was to love him.
Survivors include his brothers, Ed (Bea) White of Columbia, SC, Mark (Dawn) White of Moncks Corner, SC, Michael (Yohana) White of Irmo, SC; sisters, Beth (Ron) Bourne of Chesterfield, SC, and Jessica Pease of Fort Mill, SC; nieces and nephews, Edward White, Jr., Natalie White, Rembert White, Parker Bourne, Louisa Bourne, Lexi White, Brendan White, Austin Pease and Margo Pease.
The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Dr. Jonathan Donahue and the entire nursing staff of Coastal Carolina Hospital for the compassionate care provided to Welbourne and their family.
Memorials may be made to The Schizophrenia International Research Society, 5034-A Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027. https://schizophreniaresearchsociety.org/donations/
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the White family.