Glenda Onley White

Published 8:06 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Glenda Onley White, 76, died peacefully at her residence on May 5, 2020. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth City, she was born on June 13, 1943 to the late Quinton and Elma Onley. She was preceded in death by sister Norma Jean Bateman.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Elizabeth City.  Glenda enjoyed time spent with family, especially at the holidays, watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren swim and play outdoors; and most of all, a good breakfast biscuit from Bojangles.

Surviving are daughter Deann Boyce and husband Terry of Elizabeth City; sons Kevin White and Mike White and wife Nikki of Elizabeth City; grandchildren Tabitha Simpson and husband Derek, Ashton Cartwright and husband Brandon, Stormi Ballance, Sydni White, Dale White and Averi White; five great-grandchildren; brother Quinton “Bud” Onley and wife Jeannette; sisters Gail Hobbs and Deloris Meads and husband Vance; sisters-in-law Wilma Harris and husband Marion and Sybil Sowerby and husband Craig, all of Elizabeth City; and many nieces and nephews.

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Due to the current conditions and restrictions associated with the coronavirus, a memorial service is being planned for a later date at First Christian Church in Elizabeth City. The arrangements, when complete, will be announced by her family. Condolences will be received at the home of her daughter Deann at 809 Westwood Drive in Elizabeth City.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036 or the American Heart Association, 3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the White family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at