Gertrude L. White, 95, of East New Market passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Chesapeake Woods. She was born in Fishing Creek on June 3, 1927 and was a daughter of the late Bernie and Edith Hall White.
Ms. White graduated from Hoopers Island High School in 1944 with 14 classmates. There is one classmate left and she was a good friend Juanita Webster. Ms. White was a switchboard operator at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center for 30 years and retired in 1989. She loved working there and working with her special friend Monica Wright. Ms. White worked three jobs to help support her family, who she always saw they had what they needed. She enjoyed talking to her friends, gardening, keeping her house clean, and being with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted mother to her children.
She is survived by three children Gregory White and wife Cande of Berlin, Susan Pete and husband Roland of East New Market, and Christine Foxwell and husband Bill of East New Market, four grandchildren Josh White and wife Laura, Cheryl Abrams, Kimberly Jones and husband Keith, and Crystal Pete and seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Honorary pallbearers will be Josh White, Keith Jones, David Tomey, and Adam Tomey.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11am at Dorchester Memorial Park with Rev. Steve Bloodsworth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 125, Fishing Creek, MD 21634. Arrangements are in the care of the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.