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Ernest White

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A Private Graveside service will be conducted 10 AM Monday, August 24, 2020 at Sunset Memory Gardens, 2615 Alligator Rd., Effingham. Interment will follow directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Deacon Ernest Cannon White aka “Muley” was born June 5, 1942 to the late Annie Mae Cannon Service and the late Ernest White, Jr. and was raised by his grandmother, the late Larender Cannon. He transitioned on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Affectionately known as the neighborhood boy, he attended the illustrious Wilson High School of Florence, South Carolina, and graduated in 1961. The well dressed young man was a star athlete garnishing State Championships in both Basketball and Football. In 1960, he participated in the Civil Rights Sit-in at Kress of Florence.

He was married to the love of his life for 51 years, Willie Jane Baker White with whom he was the proud co-owner of C & W Shoes and Etc. He drove for Magic City Taxi #58 and retired from ESAB where he worked for 32 years.

He received Christ at an early age, and joined Trinity Baptist Church. Later, he became a member of Majority Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board, as a Trustee, on the Usher Board, and as a Greeter.

Deacon White achievements include: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina; Past Master Morning Light Lodge #430; Special Duty 9th Masonic District; Past High Priest of L. E. Hyman Chapter #42 Royal Arch Masons; Patron of Pride of West Temple #301; Alpha and Omega #7 Commandery Knights Templar; Pee Dee Consistory #197 Scottish Rite Masonry; Past Potentate of Crescent Temple #148; A.E.A.O.N.M.S.; South Carolina Council of Deliberation; Grand Marshal of South Carolina; and he received his 33°Mason.

Deacon White was preceded in death by his parents; grandmother; brothers, John White, Ernest White, Rubenstein White; his only sister, Jeanette White; and a brother-in-law, Levern Baker.

Deacon White leaves to cherish his memories: his loving and amazing wife, Willie Jane White; three sons, Reverend Tory (Carmen) White, Corey (Amy) White, Aundrae Cannon White; grandchildren raised in the home, Taron White, Tory D. White, Clarissa White, Jaheim White, Nyla White, Shykeem White, Shykeema White and Kori White; and a host of other grandchildren , great grandchildren; brother, Danchester White; two godchildren, Yvonne Cannon and Marcia Brooks Miles; and friends.

Please keep the family of Ernest "Muley" White in your thoughts and prayers.

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I just learned of Mr. Ernest's passing and I am very sorry for your family's loss. I always enjoyed getting to visit with Mr. Ernest when I took my shoes to C&W to be repaired. He was such a positive person that saw the goodness of this world. He had a wonderful Christian witness that impacted many. He will be missed. Jeff Payne

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences too the White Family, You have our prayers with you during your time of bereavement. Your Brother and Sister . Deacon Daniel Harrison and Minister Earlena Harrison

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. Ernest had a true spirit about him. Be comforted in knowing that Ernest is resting in that Heavenly Home on High. (Clara Williams, classmate)

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm very sad to learn of the passing of Mr. Ernest. I stopped by to say hello to him a few short weeks ago. He was a good man and will be missed by many friends and customers. All my thoughts and prayers to family and friends. James K. McKenzie Jr.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our hearts are saddened by your tremendous loss, and our prayers are with you. Charlie and Shirley Gamble

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

On behalf of our family, to The White Family, please accept our condolences on the passing of Mr. White. Our hearts are sad. May God Bless The White Family. Joyce & Thurman Thompson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Mrs. Willie Jane White: Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. May God's Grace, Mercy and Peace comfort you during this difficult time. Maggie Mack

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to you and your family Mrs. White. May God to bless you and keep you covered in his arms.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to you and your family Mrs. White. May God to bless you and keep you covered in his arms.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Willie Jane, Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Carietha Jackson and family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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