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Nelda Jean White
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 19, 2012

Nelda Jean (Jeffreys) White, 83, of Fredericksburg, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Visitation will be Friday, September 14, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Live Oak Cemetery.

Nelda was born in Brady, Texas on July 22, 1929, the only child to Van Jeffreys and Violet (Sansom) Jeffreys. She grew up in Brady and graduated from Brady High School in 1946. On August 15, 1947, she and Jack White were married in the First Christian Church of Brady by brother-in-law Dr. Ben H. White. They ranched in Brady and plumbed in Missouri until heading west to the oil patch in Odessa in 1953.

While getting the boys through school, Nelda started working as an Interior Decorator at Eliot’s Interior of Odessa. Decorating had always been a passion and continued long after retirement as she collected and re-arranged antiques and primitives acquired from her life-long passion of gathering up old “stuff” and calling it “collectible”.

In 1982, Jack and Nelda moved back to Brady, then eventually to Mason and, finally, Fredericksburg, where they lived for the past 7 years. They were in the process of moving to assisted living in Keene when she became sick and, after a lengthy illness, passed away in Ft. Worth—never having gotten to settle into the new apartment with the guy she loved and lots of her “stuff”. She leaves Poppee (Jack) in a good spot, however, as he will be looked after by bunches of loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents and many fine relatives and friends.

Survivors include; her husband of 65 years, Jack White, now of Keene, Texas; two sons; Mike White, and wife Kay, of Cleburne, Texas; and Jeff White, and wife Sally, of Marble Falls, Texas; three grandchildren; Amy White of Frisco, Texas; Abbi Terrell, and husband Jeff, of Round Rock, Texas; and Jacob White of Cleburne, Texas; four great-grandchildren; Ayden White, and Wyatt, Garrett and Violet Terrell; sister-in-law Pat Warren, and husband Earl, of San Angelo, Texas; many good friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to Manna Worldwide, 4255 W. Risinger Rd., Ft. Worth, Tx 76123 or online at This is an organization that feeds the poorest children all over the world and provides education and clothing, as well as providing the love of Christ to their families and community while working with local missionaries.

Please visit Mrs. White’s online memorial at

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