Susan Singiser White

July 11, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Susan Singiser White, passed away on July 11, 2021 following complications from a fall.  She was the wife of Dr. Thomas Hugh White.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Great Room B, Charlotte, NC 28210, with the Rev. Lisa Saunders officiating (parking available at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Road).  The family will receive friends following the service.

Sue was born November 2, 1933 and grew up in Brightwaters, Long Island, NY, and Sudbury, VT.  She was the daughter of the late Mrs. Mary Alice Thomas Singiser and the late Mr. Frank King Singiser.  Sue graduated from Brandon High School, Brandon, VT in 1951 and from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY in 1955.  While a senior in college she met her future husband, Dr. Thomas H. White, on a blind date.  They were married August 25,1956 in New York City.  Following their marriage they moved to Durham, NC while her husband finished medical school at Duke University.  In Durham she worked for General Telephone Co. for one year until the birth of their first child in November 1957.  In 1959 they moved to New York City for one year while her husband interned in surgery at New York Hospital, and where their second child was born in early 1960.  Later that year they returned to Durham, where her husband completed his residency in OB-GYN at Duke, and their third child was born in 1964. They then moved to Charlotte, and never looked back!

Sue's deepest love and devotion was always for her husband of 64 years, their three children and seven grandchildren.  She treasured the times spent with friends in Charlotte, and the summers spent at their home in Sudbury, VT and at Wrightsville Beach, NC with family and friends.

Sue was a member of Christ Church for 53 years and served on the Liturgical Committee, the ECW Board, and other outreach areas.  She enjoyed many volunteer opportunities. Sue served as President of the Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center Board of Directors, and was an original member and President of the Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center Auxiliary.   She served as President and Treasurer of the Charlotte Symphony Women's Association and served on the Charlotte Symphony Board of Directors.  Sue was a member of the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment, and was a life member of the Charlotte Debutante Club and a member of the Charlotte Country Club.

Sue is survived by her husband; her daughter, Nancy Lynne White LeDonne, husband, Russell F. LeDonne; her daughter, Melinda Susan White Jones, husband, Robert A. Jones;  her son, Thomas Hugh White, Jr., wife, Karen T. White; four grandsons:  Robert A. Jones II, wife, Caroline R. Jones, Christopher S. Jones, Reid T. LeDonne, and Mason F. LeDonne; three granddaughters:  Parker E. White, Madison C. White, and Anna S. Jones; one brother, Stephen T. Singiser, wife, Ann F. Singiser; three nieces; one grand-neice; one grand-nephew; and many cousins. 

The family wishes to give a special thanks and express its appreciation to the staff at the Embrace Health Center at Southminster, and especially to Alyson, Adama, Michael, Tamera, and Tiffany.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Christ Church Scholarship Fund, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207,  or to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203.  

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Diane Wilkerson

    Dear Tom,
    I was so sad to hear of Sue's death. I know she had the best care possible from you and Southminster and so many who loved her. I send my love and sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Fondly, Diane Wilkerson

  • Bigeh Family

    Thinking of all of you during these difficult days and mourning your loss. May Mrs. White rest in peace. Love, Fred and Cindy

  • Betty Lou Haddock Brundick

    Dear Nancy, Dr. White and families,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mrs. White was such a fine lady! We worked on several projects together when I worked for the Symphony early in my career. She was whip smart, a very hard worker and lit up every room with her smile. I adored her! May your wonderful memories provide comfort for each of you. I am holding you close in my heart and my prayers.

    Betty Lou

  • Peggy Ransone

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May fond memories of her bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Nancy Gardner Carter

    Sue was such a beloved President of the Charlotte Symphony Women's Association, now the Charlotte Symphony Guild. She was truly a kind and effective diplomat, wise and caring always. I will miss her and so cherish her memory. Nick joins me in sending our sympathy to Tom and their family, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.