Mary Evelyn White

Mary Evelyn White
February 20, 1942 – August 9, 2018

Surrounded by her family, Mary Evelyn White, 76, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 9 in College Station. Mary Evelyn, born February 20, 1942, grew up in Dallas. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1964. While on a European cruise during the summer of 1963, she met the love of her life, Robert C. White, and they married April 10, 1965.

Bob and Mary Evelyn raised their family in Bryan, where they have lived for 49 years. Together, they built his dental practice and her interior design firm. Her tireless civic and church involvement was a testament to her love for this community. She served as President of The Woman’s Club, President of The Junior League, and numerous officer positions in the local and national Chi Omega Fraternity. Together, Mary Evelyn and Bob ministered to countless young married couples while leading small group Bible studies at their church.

She had an uncommon ability to see the best qualities in other people and give her best in return. She deeply loved her Lord and her family, embracing each new member of her family with the same amazing unconditional love. To her family and all that knew Mary Evelyn, her life was an inspiration, her memory a benediction.

She was preceded in death by her mother Louise Vaughn Merritt and her father Ben T. Merritt. She is survived by her devoted husband Robert C. White of Bryan; her son Lance Carlton White, his wife Julie and their children Abby and Isaac of College Station; and her son Jeffrey Scott White, his wife Corinne, and their children Brazos and Quinn of Spicewood, Texas. She is also survived by her brother David Vaughn Merritt, his wife Sher, their son Harrison and his daughters, Harper, Hadley, and Everly.

Funeral services for Mary Evelyn will be Monday, August 13. There will be a private burial service in the morning. Her friends are invited to a 1:00 P.M. celebration of her life, followed by a reception, at Grace Bible Church, Anderson Campus, 700 Anderson Street, College Station.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to the Bryan-College Station chapter of the Salvation Army or to Grace Bible Church.

 

Condolences

  1. Mary Evelyn embraced me with unconditional love. I will forever be grateful for her kindness, warmth, and guidance.

  2. Mary Evelyn was the greatest Chapter Advisor that Chi Omega will ever have. The love and grace she showed each of us during our college years have impacted our lives in countless ways and we will keep her in our heart forever!❤️❌⭕️❤️

  3. Bob,
    Your precious wife was my XO
    sister and friend. She was sooo kind and helpful then and now. She will be missed always and especially at our XO Float trips.
    Blessings and love to you
    And your family,
    Beverly

  4. Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
    At a sad time as this, the Bible gives us comfort at Revelation 21:3,4 where God promises to rid the earth of sickness, sorrow and death. What a wonderful time when we no longer have to face these enemies.
    I hope this scripture gives you some consolation.

  5. It is with great sadness to hear about your wife, may God comfort you and your family and wrap his arms around you and give you peace

  6. MEV!! MY LOVE, I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH AND REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS!! IM SO BLESSED THAT I WAS ABLE TO MEET YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY THIS PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. YOUR PRETTY SMILE, SWEET HEART, AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE, WE EVEN HAD SOME SPECIAL “GIRL TIME” MOMENTS. WATCH AFTER ME FROM TIME TO TIME, MAKE SURE IM BEHAVING, (LOL), AND I WILL SEE YOU ONE DAY IN OUR ” DIVA HEAVEN”. YOU WERE A LITTLE DIVA GURLY, AND I WILL MISS AND LOVE YOU FOREVER!! YOU KNOW I WAS THERE THE OTHER DAY HOLDING YOUR HAND, WITH YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY, BOB, AND THE KIDS, I LOVE YOU ALL, GOD BLESS, AND I WILL SEE YOU ONE DAY, AND GIVE YOU ANOTHER “SPA BATH”!!! LOVE YOU DIVA, AMINAH “MIMI” COLLETTE

  7. Sincere thoughts and prayers for the family of Mary Evelyn White, a beautiful, precious person who will be missed by so many. Her wonderful smile, personality, and presence simply unmatched.. Love to the White and Merritt families. Cheri Holland Bridges

  8. I was blessed to have known Mary Evelyn through the interior design business in our past designers group meetings. She was very talented and truly helped many clients! So sorry for your loss – she will be missed!

  9. Dear Bob, Lance & Scott,

    I was shocked & saddened to learn of Mary Evelyn’s unexpected death. I was just one of the 1,000s of Aggie Chi Omegas that benefited directly from her love & mentoring while at Aggieland.

    Godspeed MEV! I know you are organizing something in heaven already.

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers,
    Carolyn Storm-Kettenacker ’80

  10. Bob we are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

    Walter, Glenda, Jason, Amy and Avery Clary

  11. Bob and family, we are sorry to hear about your loss, but heaven has gained a wonderful person! Our prayers for your peace and love are for you. Johnnie and Gary Griffin

  12. Having shared an interior design office space with Mary Evelyn was an experience that I shall not forget. Her professionalism and code of ethics in our field of work was of the highest order and appreciated by her many clients as well as associates. Although she fought a long battle with her health, I never once heard her complain about even having a headache! She adored her husband Bob and their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren as well as her brother who was her only sibling. MEV will be greatly missed, but we all know that her faith has made her whole and that she is with other angels that welcome her home.

  13. Bob,

    Kay and I were deeply saddened to learn of you loss. We are comforted to know that she is in caring, loving arms now. We hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Peace be with you always. What a blessing to have her as long as you did.

  14. Dear Bob, Scott, Lance, and family,
    We grieve with you in our shared loss.,
    We are assured Mary Evelyn will be forever with us in the ways she loved and cared for all with her practical wisdom, faith and encouragement. We will see you tomorrow to celebrate her life lived out before God. We know that she is now at peace and resting in God’s eternal arms of love. Mopsy and Gary

  15. So sorry to hear of our loss of M’Evlyn, a wonderful precious woman! Bob and boys, you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time, but also for beautiful memories and a true celebration of her life today. Wishing I could attend the service, but I know she is singing praises in Heaven with my Mom and Sis!

  16. Dear Bob,
    Jo and I were saddened to learn of Mary Evelyn’s passing. May God comfort you and your family. Phil. 4:6-8

    Jimmy and Jo Keeton
    1090 Pace Road
    Newbern, TN 38059
    (Retirement Address)

    Your patients for 37 yrs and former residents of College Station.

  17. Sincerest condolences to one of the great ladies of Chi Omega. She impacted countless lives with her grace and love. May light perpetual shine upon her and her family as you celebrate her life.

  18. My heart aches for the loss of Mary Evelyn White. It’s hard to imagine Xi Kappa without her encouraging smile, elegant wisdom, and steadfast love radiating throughout our chapter house and into countless lives. How lucky am I, along with thousands more, to have been guided by her leadership and grace. To her precious family, I wish you peace as you cherish magnificent memories of this amazing woman.
    Deborah Renick, ‘83

  19. Bob and Family-

    My sincere condolences on Mary Evelyn’s passing. I only learned of it tonight.

    As you well know, she was a wonderful lady and helped to make our World
    a much better place for all of us.

    May God Bless Mary Evelyn, you and the other Members of the Family.

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