Loretta Mae White, 77

Loretta Mae White, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2008, at home. A homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved flowers and gardening, and worked as a floral designer for many years. She enjoyed collecting dishes and was very well-known for baking a special chocolate cake that was often copied, but no one else got it right. She attended the Millsboro Wesleyan Church many years ago.

White was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Viola Coffin Toomey; four brothers, Reuben, Everett, Grant and her twin brother Ralph (Pete) Toomey; and a sister, Agnes Truitt. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard C. White; a son, Chris White and his wife Loriann of Millsboro; two daughters, Cindy Hoban and her husband Bill of Dagsboro, Del., and Cora Parsons and her husband Preston of Dagsboro; a sister, Grace Hilton and her husband Charles of Towson, Md.; five grandchildren, Billy Hoban Jr. and his wife Sarah, Paul Parsons and his wife Meredith, Andy White Parsons, Maggie White and Kit White; three great-grandchildren, Lily May and Gracie Love Hoban, and Tyler West Parsons; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2008, with interment in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, north of Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.