Cyril Rudolph White, Sr. was born in Warsop, Jamaica on April 13, 1930 to the late Samuel and Esther White. He married the late Mattie Mae Williams on May 15, 1959 in Winter Garden, Florida. Later , he and Mattie Mae moved to Walker Quarters, and he later moved to New York in 1966.
Cyril worked over 30 years in construction in New York. He then retired to become a farmer who loved to plant his garden and donate all the proceeds.
On Thursday, December 3, 2015 Cyril passed away quietly at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home in New York.
Cyril White, Sr. is preceded in death by seven brothers Sylvester, Vincent, George, Charles, Milton, Clyde and Richard White and sister V. white;; and leaves to cherish his memory, seven sons, Sonny White, Cyril White, Jr. (Agnes), Wayde White, Sarasota Vincent White (Agnes), Calvin G. White (Lena), Calvin R. White (Enid), Lester White; three daughters, Cheryl White (Richard), Maxine White-Smith, Erma White; three stepchildren, Willie Allen (Janette), Joyce Sales and the late Alonzo Allen Sr.; two brothers, Felix White (Helen), Calvin White; two sisters, Ms. Iiona White; 40 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.
NEW YORK: A funeral service was held on Friday December 11, 2015 at Metropolitan Funeral Chapel in Rochester, New York.
FLORIDA: Public visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church located at 417 Oakland Avenue, Oakland FL at 1:00 pm with Rev. Joseph L. Brooks officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oakland Cemetery.