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Mrs. Levirtis Short White, 90, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, following a period of declining health, in Gastonia, NC.
Lee was born on February 9, 1931 in Cleveland County to the late Lawrence Short and Desmer Clark Short. She was a longtime member of Drowning Creek Baptist Church and was a sales lady for Hamricks for over 25 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James White, and two children, Phyllis Green and Joey Proctor.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice Proctor Payne of Gastonia, two sisters, Carolyn Messer of Shelby and Kathleen Byers of Lincolnton, and one brother, Boyd Short and wife Kay of Lawndale. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Angela Seay, Jeffrey Abernethy, Zeke Payne, Doug Proctor, and Brittany Starbucks, six great-grandchildren; Josh Seay, Justin Seay, Deacon Proctor, Laiklynn Proctor, Makenzie Proctor and Paisley Proctor, and a special cousin, Vernie Church.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Drowning Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Miller officiating. Interment will follow on Tuesday at Catawba Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Drowning Creek Baptist Church.

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