Mitchell White, III
September 30, 2014
Mitchell White, III, better known to family and friends as "Mitch", was born on November 20, 1974, in Cheverly, MD to Nettie Edwards and Mitchell White, II. At the age of nine, he went to North Carolina. There he lived and was raised by his grandparents, the late Johnny and Pattie Manley. His physical presence departed from us on September 30, 2014.
Mitchell graduated from Northwest High School in Halifax County, North Carolina. He then continued his education at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
At an early age, Mitchell accepted Christ and was baptized at Roanoke Chapel Baptist Church, in Littleton, North Carolina. He sang in the Youth Choir.
He was employed as a ticket receiver with Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, DC. Mitchell worked in several departments during his tenure of 15 years. He was loved and known at Amtrak as the "Big Man with the Big Smile."
Mitch lived life to the fullest! His attributes were sweetness, humility and kindness. He was the true example of a man. He would go above and beyond for anyone. Mitch was a great provider for his fiancé, Tanya, his children, Qua’Sean and Le’nauja. He worked hard to make sure their needs and wants were met. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Mitchell deeply loved his fiancé Tanya Wright. They were to be married May 5th, 2015. Their love for each other was inseparable.
His passion was going to the football field with his son and nephews. Mitch could spend all day there with the boys.
Mitch loved throwing cookouts and celebrating birthdays with family and friends. He was a die-hard Redskin fan.
Mitch is survived by his loving parents: Nettie (Simon) Edwards of Hyattsville, MD and Mitchell, II (Theresa) White, Forestville, MD; one son: Qua'Sean Jaquezz White; one daughter: Le'nauja Corece Johnson of Bowie, MD; his fiancé: Tanya Wright of Bowie, DC; two loving sisters: Candice Edwards, Capitol Heights, MD and Kia Edwards, Washington, DC; two brothers: Derrick Edwards, Chicago, IL and Mark Smith, Laurel, MD; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. His special childhood friends, also known as "His special brothers": Thaddeous Taylor, Calvin Fields, Angelo Patterson, Jonathan Braxton, Earl Braxton, David Morris, Arik Patterson and Oakley Patterson.