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Fredrick "Sonny" White

December 1, 1942 — August 18, 2023



Mr. Fredrick Lee “Sonny” White, 80, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023 after a long and heartfelt life, at his home in Louisville, MS. A funeral mass will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 23rd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sonny was born December 1, 1942, in Philadelphia, MS. He was a 1962 graduate of Louisville High School where he excelled in football and won the “All Choctaw Conference” award. As said by his brother Steve White, “He didn’t have a shotgun arm, he had a cannon.” His athletic abilities were also demonstrated through track & field and baseball where “he could hit a baseball a country mile.” Later, he graduated from East Central Community College and served in the Mississippi National Guard. Following his graduation, he brought three beautiful daughters and one son into this world. Sonny received multiple awards including “Best of the Best” for residential builders during his 40 year career in construction serving the entire Mississippi Delta at Fleming Lumber Company in Cleveland, MS.


Anyone who has met Sonny would remember his infectious humor and quick witted remarks. He was an undeniable optimist who could always find a reason to be positive. His children will always remember him as the “Diddy” that held onto what he loved and cherished the most.


He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Naomi Pope and his father, Woodrow Francis White; his daughter, Virginia White; his sister, Nona White Ware; and his step-father, Keith Hardin.


Sonny is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jennifer Campbell White of Louisville; two daughters, Margaret White (Ed) Moore of Upperville, VA, and Kathy White (Glenn) Swope of Raleigh, NC; a son, Lee (Vivian) White of Eudora, AR; a brother, Steve (Linda) White of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Charles Moore, Robert Moore, Patrick Fortenberry, Woodson Fortenberry, and Hensley Fortenberry.


Serving as pallbearers will be John Ware, Brent Ware, Kiley White, Ed Moore, Charles Moore, Robert Moore, Glenn Swope, Woodson Fortenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Moe Yarbrough, Steve Quinn, and John Mitchell.


In lieu of flowers, dedications may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital (  or the Memorial Park Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 510, Louisville, MS, 39339.

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