Rosa Jean Porter White, age 86, of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. 

Born on June 14, 1935, in Commerce, she was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Dorothy Hogsed Porter. Mrs. White worked with the Habersham County School System as a secretary for over 30 years. She loved her family and at the time of her passing, there were five generations living. Mrs. White was a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Avery White; son, Tony White; and grandson, Rick Littlejohn. 

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Audrey White of Cornelia; daughters and son-in-law: Pamela White Roll of Cornelia, Barbara White Littlejohn of Demorest, and Jane White Johnston and Skip of Clarkesville; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Lassie Porter of Demorest and David and Judy Porter of Cornelia; sister, Jane Barden of Cornelia; special cousin, Babs Ladd of Cornelia; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until the service hour on Saturday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or to Halcyon Hospice, 2000 Riveredge Parkway, Suite 940, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. 

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.  

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at 

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.