February 7, 2019


Grace N. White was born Sept. 12, 1922 in Key West, Florida. She married soon after high school and moved to New York.

Her analytical skills were reflected and respected as a valued employee of the New York City branch of the Internal Revenue Service until retirement.

She and her husband James C. White lived a faith-based life of hard work and world-wide travels. During that time, they established several residencies, including New Jersey and Wisconsin.

They were devoted for 66 years until her husband’s passing in 2008.

She carried out their legacy of local and civic engagement. “Ms. Grace” was known for her public and personal involvement with others because she cared about people and would not hesitate to offer helpful suggestions.

She is survived by Gail Cheatham (daughter), Ta-Tanisha Morgan (granddaughter), Faith Morgan-Gambrell (great granddaughter), Savante Scott (great grandson) and Jeziah Baker (great great grandson).

Grace is now embraced by God surrounded by love, joy and peace in her heavenly home. Grace’s demeanor reflected elegance, directness and compassion. Her outstanding example as a role model and mentor is treasured and missed. She is in the company of her beloved husband and other family and friends who she missed dearly.

The public viewing will take place Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Castillo Funeral Home, 328 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040.

The funeral will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2713 Flagler Ave., Key West, FL 33040. Burial to follow in the family plot of the Key West City Cemetery.

All arrangements are entrusted to Key West Mortuary and Cremation Center under the direction of Aaron J. Castillo LFD and Bernard N. Thurston Jr. CFO.