September 16, 2021, 84, Goldsboro –
Wayne Evans White, 84, having finished his course and kept the faith, received his crown of righteousness from his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, September 16, 2021. Wayne was born in Martin County to the late Palmer White, Sr. and Mattie Mae Wichard White on October 17, 1936. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Carlyle Franklin White; brothers, Palmer White, Jr., James D. White, Thad White and King White; and sisters, Frances Gardner and Ola Mae Carraway.
Upon graduation from high school, Wayne joined the United States Army and honorably served our country for two years. He continued working for the United States Government as a postal carrier. Everyone knew Wayne as “their mailman” as he served his community for over 25 years.
Recognizing the call to be a pastor, Wayne received his ministerial license with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He served several churches in eastern North Carolina before moving to Georgia. After returning to North Carolina, he continued to serve in ministry as pastor of Smithfield Pentecostal Holiness Church before retiring.
Wayne lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community many ways as a Mason, Shriner and as the President of the North Carolina Letter Carrier Association of Goldsboro. Wayne served as the Director of Retirees for the state of North Carolina Letter Carrier Association and served as a Business Agent for Region 9.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Roger Banks officiating.
Wayne is survived by his wife of almost 64 years, Barbara Edwards White; son, Tony White and wife Liz of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Zana Nichols of Benson; grandchildren, Alvin Nichols, Mark White, Nicholas Floyd, Paul Cole and Paula Tyson; and great-grandchildren, Joshua White, Maggie Cole, Clara Cole, Jacob Tyson, Brooke White, Lillie Tyson and Kaleb Floyd.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.