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Thomas Everett White

d. September 13, 2023

Biloxi

 

Thomas Everett White, of Biloxi, and also esteemed member of the Laurel community and renowned professional, passed away peacefully at the Memorial Hospital of Gulfport on September 13, 2023. Born in Mississippi on July 10, 1949, Thomas left an indelible mark on the lives he touched throughout his journey.

Thomas's educational journey was exemplary. He graduated with honors from R.H. Watkins High School in Laurel before embarking on a successful academic career at Mississippi State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. His dedication to education laid the foundation for his future accomplishments.

Throughout his professional life, Thomas displayed exceptional talent and dedication. He began his career at the Herbert Holt CPA Firm, where he honed his skills as a highly respected accountant. Later, he joined the Laurel Machine and Foundry, leaving a lasting impact on the organization with his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.  Thomas found fulfillment in serving the community through the Mississippi State Cooperative Extension Service, where he retired.

Beyond his professional achievements, Thomas was a man of many interests and talents. His intellect shone brightly as a member of the Mensa Society—an exclusive organization for individuals with exceptional intelligence. Additionally, Thomas's musical prowess allowed him to showcase his talent as a member of the Famous Maroon Band at Mississippi State University.

In his leisure time, Thomas delighted in indulging in various hobbies and interests. He had a passion for board games that brought together family and friends for countless memorable evenings. A skilled poker player, he had earned himself the affectionate nickname "Tominator" within poker circles. Thomas's love for books led him to immerse himself in numerous book clubs over the years, where he could engage intellectually with like-minded individuals.

The arts held a special place in Thomas's heart; attending opera performances brought him immense joy and appreciation for classical music. Additionally, being an avid supporter of MSU sports allowed him to cheer on his beloved Bulldogs with contagious enthusiasm. Above all, Thomas cherished moments shared over meals with loved ones, cherishing the time spent together and creating lasting memories.

Thomas's kind and caring nature endeared him to his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Holcombe White, and his mother, Novaleen White. He is survived by his brother, David White (Lou Ann), who shared a lifelong bond of love and friendship. Thomas also leaves behind his nephew, Brett White; his niece, Ashley Segars (Barry), who will forever treasure their uncle's affectionate presence in their lives.

Thomas Everett White will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His remarkable intelligence, unwavering dedication to his work, and genuine kindness will be remembered as a true testament to his character. As we bid farewell to this exceptional individual, may we find solace in the beautiful memories he has left behind and strive to emulate the qualities that made him so extraordinary.

Relatives and close friends will celebrate Tom's life via a sailboat on October 21, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Memorial contributions can be made to Samaritan's Purse, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, 828.262.1980 or visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/donate-online/ 

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family. Please visit www.riemannfamily.com where you can share memories and photos.

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