|White, Nicholas Edward Obituary
Nicholas Edward White, 18, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at a local hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at South Hills Christian Church, with the Rev. Dottie Cook officiating. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.
Memorials: His memory may be honored with a gift to the Jo Kelly Family Organization, 201 N. Bailey, Fort Worth 76107.
At 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nicky was taken home by angels to live in his heavenly home, where he can sing and dance for Jesus. He had waited his whole life for this chance. Nicky was born into a body controlled by cerebral palsy. He was a welcomed, cherished gift from God who joined the White family when he was eight months old. His heart was full of joy and happiness and he loved to socialize with all those around him. Nicky loved music and the chance to dance. As he got older, his body began to betray him and more and more of his freedoms slipped away, yet he fought to continue to do as much as he could.
Nicky attended a great and caring school, Jo Kelly. The teachers and staff, as well as the students, were his friends and surrogate family for most of his life. He was a member of South Hills Christian Church.
The family extends their gratitude and appreciation to the many caring nurses and doctors in the Cook Children's Medical Center PICU for their help and support on this final journey with our son.
Nicky was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Frank White and Edwin Kral Sr.; and his grandmother, Bonnie White.
Survivors: Parents, Dianne and Frank; big brother, Thomas; grandmother, Dorothy Kral; aunts and uncles, Veva and Melvin Petty, Edwin and Lawaynda Kral, Calvin and Scooter Kral, and Cathy and Jimmie Hanzelka, and all of their children and grandchildren.
Published in the Star-Telegram from 3/15/2006 - 3/16/2006.