Delores B. White, 58, city schools educator


Delores B. White, a city schools educator, died Aug. 1 of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Randallstown resident was 58.

Born Delores Harvin in Baltimore and raised on Mount Royal Terrace, she was a 1962 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She earned a degree in education from Coppin State College, where she also received a master's degree.

She joined the city's Department of Education nearly 35 years ago and taught special-education classes. Her last position was staff specialist with the city's Office of Special Education.

In 1973 she married David McKinley White, a city schools physical education teacher and former coach, who survives her.

Mrs. White was an avid flower gardener and an accomplished cook who often served as host of family functions.

Services were held Thursday at Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Randallstown, where she was a member of the Stewardess Board, Greeters' Ministry and the Married Couples Fellowship, among other roles. She was a former member of Ebenezer AME Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Tamara Harvin of Marina del Rey, Calif., Tasya Stewart of Baltimore and Terra White of Randallstown; her parents, the Rev. John M. and Rachel L. Harvin of Baltimore; a brother, the Rev. John E. Harvin of Baltimore; two sisters, Barbara Goodson of Los Angeles and Joann Harvin-Blackstone of Catonsville; and a granddaughter, Tayla Stewart of Baltimore.

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