Mary Long White, age 93, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Norcross, GA, died on June 10, 2010, as a result of a long term condition of congestive heart disease. Mrs. White was born April 26, 1917 in Jasper, GA, to her late parents, William Evan Long and Lucy Eskew Long. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Herschel H. White, whom she married on July 10, 1938. Additionally, she was preceded in death by her seven siblings: sisters, Mabel Long Aaron, Catherine Long Taylor, Grace Long Kimbell, Margaret Long Barnette; brothers, C. Mac Long, S. Shep Long, and H. Sam Long. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann White Morton and Jack W. Morton, Cumming, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Richard H. (Rick) White and Pamela A. White, Johns Creek, GA; six grandchildren: Walter E. (Ted) Morton, Arlington, VA, Brian H. Morton (Angie), Tampa, FL, Allison Morton Tate (Jim), Highlands, NC, Jessica White Cristobal (Mario), Miami, FL, Stephanie White Carter (Mike), Atlanta, GA, Graham R. White (Jesenia), Fort Lewis, WA; seven great-grandchildren: Dillon, Ellie, Allie Claire, and Jack Morton, Tampa, Ethan and Eliza Tate, Highlands, Mario Mateo Cristobal, Miami. Also surviving are her sister, Theodosia Long Hildebrand, Dawsonville, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. Mrs. White was baptized into the Christian faith in 1926 at the First Baptist Church of Eatonton, GA. She was a 1934 graduate of Putnam County High School, Eatonton. Following graduation, she moved to Atlanta and was employed in retail. After marrying Herschel, she became a full-time homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She and her family moved from Atlanta to Norcross in 1949. There she resided until 2000 before relocating to Cumming, as an accommodation for her health care. Mrs. White was active in the life of the Norcross community, serving as a volunteer in the local public school, Red Cross Blood Drives and numerous charities. For many years she was affiliated with the Gwinnett County Registrar's Office at election polling sites. Central in her life was her service in her community of faith at the First Baptist Church of Norcross. She held leadership position in the Woman's Missionary Union and Christian Education, teaching both adults and children. She was a consummate Christian volunteer, always willing to serve however and whenever her congregation and community had needs. Limited due to health issues her active role in the congregation was curtailed when she was 83 years of age. Legendary were the family dinners that she hosted. Through the years, massive vegetable gardens tended by Mary and Herschel produced a wide array of bountiful food, always served at family gatherings with style and grace. Being the doting Grandmother, an avid Braves fan, an accomplished seamstress, a successful flower gardener and an extensive traveler were the delights that filled her retirement years. Family members and friends will remember her as an individual of Christian devotion, solid character, unwavering integrity, enormous generosity and loyal encouragement. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 13th, at the First Baptist Church of Norcross, 706 North Peachtree Street, Norcross, GA, with Dr. J. Emmett Henderson and Reverend Larry Montgomery officiating. Interment at Peachtree Memorial Park will follow the service. The family will receive friends at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA on Saturday, June 12th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Ted Morton, Brian Morton, Graham White, Jim Tate, Mike Carter, and Mario Cristobal. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law: Allison Morton Tate, Jessica White Cristobal, Stephanie White Carter, Angie Dillon Morton, and Jesenia Torres White. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.