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Rhonda Myers White, 64, of Beaufort, South Carolina and wife of Charles Joseph White, passed away April 23, 2019.

She was born October 29, 1954, to the late Ralph and Alice Myers, in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Rhonda graduated from Greenville High School in 1971 and graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 1976.

She married her high school sweetheart, Charles Joseph White in 1978. Rhonda is survived by her husband of forty years and their two daughters, Lacy Thompson (Jay), of Holly Ridge, North Carolina; and Rachel Bennett (Brandon), of Belton, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Colin and Ellie Thompson; her brother, Marc Myers of Union City, Pennsylvania; and her sister, Allyson McCann (Michael) of Greenville, Pennsylvania.

When they relocated to South Carolina for Chuck’s job in the early 80’s, Rhonda gave up her original career to stay home and raise her girls. Over the years she was a girl scout troop leader, and took great pride in chauffeuring her girls to and from and cheering them on in their various activities. What started as volunteer work and substitute teaching, eventually lead to a 26 year career in the Beaufort County School system.

Rhonda enjoyed singing in the Carteret Street UMC choir for many years, and was an avid reader. “The book was better”.

Family and friends are invited for a visitation at Carteret Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 27th from 10-11am, immediately followed by a celebration of life at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Parkinson’s research:

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  1. Diane Grooms says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at BCHS for years, and am very thankful I got to call her “friend”. She was extremely kind and patient with me when technology got the best of me. We could always share a laugh when my computer skills got me down. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family!

    Diane Grooms

  2. Vicki Farrow says:

    My heart breaks over the loss of a dear friend. We spent many days eating lunch together, mostly talking about our grandchildren. We tatalked about Hawaii and our favorite places their. She so loved her family, and her Church. My thoughts and prayers are lifted up to them.i will miss you my friend!

  3. Dee Dee Thompson says:

    I have known Rhonda for many years, and worked for her in several capacities in three different schools. I was devastated to learn of her passing. She was kind, funny, and caring – no matter what she was doing, if I had a need, she would be at my door. We have shared many laughs both at work and at the grocery store where we seemed to always see each other! I continue to hold her family and friends in fervent prayer for comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  4. Caroline Pettigrew says:

    When I first met Rhonda, I was teaching Lacy in second grade. Rhonda asked if she could volunteer and bring Rachel along. Rachel would quietly play under the table. Then we became coworkers at Mossy Oaks and she got me out of many technological jams. We went full circle and she taught both my kids in the computer lab. She was a sweet friend and will be missed.

  5. Patricia Henrikson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Rhonda. I enjoyed our may conversations at MOES and she helped me through many problems with technology. Sharing stories about our children through high school, college and then becoming grandparents was always enjoyable.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Joyce (White) Powell says:

    There truly aren’t enough words to express the sadness I feel for you and your family Chuck. May you be blessed with happy memories to carry you through this sad time. Love and prayers to all, your cousin Joyce.

  7. Betty Hough (Liz) Amatulli says:

    Chuck, very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing! Although I never met her, I pray for strength for you and the family during your loss! Take comfort in good memories and your daughters and grandchildren! May God bless you all. Your cousin, Betty and Lance.

  8. Kim white says:

    Sad to hear about Rhonda. Sending prayers to you and your family. Your cousin kim.

  9. Debbie Gregg says:

    Chuck, Lacey and Rachel..and mates, so sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing. Part of our lives for such a long time. Though far away, I am with you in spirit.

  10. Devon Sitterson says:

    I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have known Rhonda, and am even more blessed to count her as a friend. What would start out as, “Can I bother you for a minute?” inevitably turned into extended conversations about any and everything – Rhonda would always chat with me, and I enjoyed that. There are always people in a school who you tend to gravitate toward, and she was one of my people. It broke my heart when I found out about her passing. Many prayers to her family.

  11. Charlotte Waskiewicz says:

    So very sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing. Many thoughts & prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace.

  12. joann cofield says:

    Our deepest condolences Chuck….

  13. Jenny Stoddard says:

    I hope it brings you comfort to know how many lives Rhonda touched over the years. She worked with my children at MOES and was my partner in crime at Beaufort Middle where she was the technician and I was the technology coach. I loved her Yankee spirit and how hard she worked to make things just right for teachers. She will be missed. My sympathies to you her family…and prayers for comfort.

  14. Anne Heles says:

    Rhonda and I shared many laughs and good talks about kids and education. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and was so proud of her daughters. She was always right on where technology was concerned. When I first learned she had a degree in pharmacy I asked why she was I I. The education fieldwhen she could be making lots more money being a pharmacist, her reply, with her famous laugh and smile was simple. She loved being around children and her teacher friends.

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