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Dr. Debra Saunders-White

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“To the familyfamily we send our sincere condolences.May God comfort you .and keep you.God Bless . ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Cornelia Nichols - Baltimore, MD

“To the Saunders/White family: Please accept my sincerest condolences. I remember a conversation I had with Debbie many years ago, and how warm and...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Saunders-White family. I had the opportunity to talk with her at an event where she served on a NCCU panel. Dr. Saunders-White...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: King P. Bond, Jr. - Durham, NC

“As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: ALEXANDER GUYNN - NEWPORT NEWS, VA

“Tothe Saunder-White family. We send our deepest condolence to you in the passing of yr daughter, mother sister n friend. May the LORD bless n keep...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Marguerite Bailey - Newport News, VA

“My deepest condolences are extended to the Saunders-White family during your loss. Chancellor Saunders-White blazed a trail here at NCCU and will be...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Andre Vann - Durham, NC

“To the Saunders-White family. Debbie was a wonderful and dear friend during our high school days. We shared and laughed often about our current and...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Vincent Rice - Madison, WI

“Sorry for your loss and may God comfort and give peace to all of you. From a NCCU graduate MOM !!! ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: Alma Macon - Raleigh, NC

“So sorry to see Debra Saunders-White in the obituaries this morning. I haven't see her in a long time but remember her as a nice person who was...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Lottie Onks - Newport News, VA

“As my boss at NCCU...I witnessed the amazing work that took place under your leadership. You will truly be missed "Lady Chance!" RIH ”
10 of 43 | Posted by: Dr. Amy D. Linder - Raleigh, NC

“The Durham Section of National Council of Negro Women expresses its deepest Sympathy to the family of Dr. Debra Saunders-White. We pray your strength...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: - Durham, NC

“"Precious in the sight of The Lord is the death of His saints...May God comfort you all as you reflect upon the life of your dear love one. She was a...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Mac and Brenda Gibson Stewart - VA

“To the SaundersCondolences and peace for such an unfortunate loss. Debra, You will be remembered as a motivated woman who always strove to make a...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Jacqueline Randall - Chesapeake, VA

“My deepest condolences to the family of our Soror Debra. She is fondly remembered at UVA as the President of the Black Student Alliance and esteemed...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Soror Shawn Grain Carter - NJ

“My condolences to the Saunders-White Family.Her service to NCCU will echo around campus for years to come ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: Samuel King - Charlotte, NC

“It was INDEED an HONOR & a PLEASURE meeting Dr. Saunders-White the week of my Daughter's Graduation, May 2014, her 1st GRADUATING Class She displayed...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Linda M. Cammack 77' - Harrisburg, PA

“Fly High my darling Eagle. You will be truly missed and never forgotten. My deepest condolences to Paige and Cecil who I consider dear friends and...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Robert Young - Durham, NC

“Dr. Saunders-White, You were our brightest star. Your smile, energy, brilliance, and warmth gave us such hope and renewed inspiration. He called...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Brennetta Simpson - Durham, NC

“My prayers are with your family. Sleep peacefully our dear Chancellor. Soaring above us now. Forever an Eagle. ♥ ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: Shakara Hill - Durham, NC

“WHAT A GREAT LOSS TO THE BIOLOGICAL FAMILY AND THE EAGLE FAMILY. DR SAUNDERES - WHITE WAS A LADY, A SCHOLAR AND A LOVER OF NCCU. IAM SO GRATEFUL THAT...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Lettie Matthews - Fort Washington, MD

“We will carry on your work at NCCU. Rest from your labor but please continue to watch over us with your new wings. -CLGrady ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Clarrisa Grady - Durham

“We open our hearts to honor the passing of a beloved soul, Dr. Deborah Saunders-White, being called home. Family, friends, NCCU's colleagues,...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Rev. William and Phyllis Boykin - NC

“My deepest condolences to the Saunders-White family. Dr. Sauders-White was a "true" Eagle and a proud one! She will be missed tremendously!!!! ”
23 of 43 | Posted by: Elaine Laws - Durham, NC

“I send my deepest condolences to Jerry and the entire Saunders family. I ran into Debbie a couple of years ago and I remember how warm and embracing...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Joyce Blackwell - Hampton, VA

“My sincere condolences to Jerry and the family for your loss. ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Ed Robinson - Richmond, VA

“I am a 2015 graduate and I remember the first time I met Chancellor Saunders-White at an NCCU event back in 2014. She was the nicest person that I've...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Keandra Diggs - Greensboro, NC

“Our alumni and NCCU family will truly miss Dr. Saunders-White. She was very dedicated with a strong desire for excellence. May God send peace and...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Wall - Clemmons, NC

“I am a 2013 graduate from NCCU. Dr. Saunders-White was a very caring and loving person. She will truly be missed at NCCU. May God send comfort to her...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Benjamin Bynum - Fuquay Varina, NC

“My condolences to my Soror's family. ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: DeSandra Washington - NC

“I know Deb from UNCW, initially, and personally after she left town. She was the smartest, hardest-working and loving person I think I've ever met....Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: A friend

“I send my sincerest sympathies to the family of friends of Deb. She was an amazing woman. I had the privilege of getting to work with her while we...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Camellia Okpodu - Norfolk, VA

“...Mrs. Saunders, Roger, Jerry and Kyle, My condolences are extended from a friendship that took root at Buckroe Jr. High School and stands as strong...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Arthur Fladger - Hampton,, VA

“I attended NCCU many many moons ago before Dr. Saunders-White became chancellor. I had the opportunity to meet her a few years ago at homecoming. ...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Sonya Cruse - Fort Washington, MD

“The HBCU alumni community in NC will always remember and appreciate the unwavering support that Debra Saunders-White had for HBCUs and their students...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Andrea Harris - Henderson, NC

“Sending condolences to the Saunders-White family. May your fondest memories bring smiles. May the God of all comfort console you at this difficult...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Nicky

“Where do I start? We first met as students at Moton Elementary in Hampton, VA. Middle School or Junior High as we called it back then would take us...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl Torrence Farrior - VA

“A boss, a mentor and a friend. I am a better person, a better lawyer as a result of working with you. An true eagle has earned her wings. Well done...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Melissa Holloway - Muncie, IN


38 of 43 | Posted by: Antoinette McLaughlin - NC

“Debbie always had that contagious smile. Just know that smile now will always be on Debbie's face looking down upon us. She will always be with us....Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: BRENDA FALLEN - Hampton, VA

“It's been a while since I last saw Debbie, but I will never forget her wonderful spirit and contagious smile. I am so proud to have known her as a...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Miller Holland (formerly of Hampton, VA) - NC

“Debbie, we will always remember that infectious smile and that love for life attitude that you always carried in your heart. You made us ...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Barbara Marable- Faison - Hampton, VA

“We will miss our dear Sister Debra. She was a wonderful friend, always willing to lend a helping hand. We are keeping you in our thoughts and...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Anita Daniels - Durham, NC


43 of 43 | Posted by: Levone Winston - Durham, NC


Dr. Saunders-White was born on January 8, 1957 and passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Dr. Saunders-White was a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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