We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Forest Ridge Funeral Home
Stephanie, fondly called Buggie Girl, Steph Bug, Rabbit, Little Girl, Tootle and Goosey Girl, a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, passed away on July 30, 2022. After a long and courageous battle, Stephanie passed with her family surrounding her, holding her hand, talking to her and just loving on her.
Stephanie Breonna Jonell White was born April 3rd, 1993 in West Palm Beach Fla. At the age of 3 she moved to North Richland Hills, Texas with her family.
At the age of 29, her Heavenly Father called her home and her new address is now in Heaven. Those who knew Stephanie, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives that day.
She was proceeded in death by her Paternal Grandfather, Paul D White and Paternal Grandmother, Catalina White.
Stephanie passing has left a hole in the hearts of her parents, Steve and Barbara who built their world around her. She is also greatly mourned and missed by her siblings. Angela White Stewart, Brian and Cara Shiller, John and Brieanne White, Brandon and Kim White as well as her grandmother, Dorothy Ferguson. She will be forever remembered and loved by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Stephanie was never able to hold a job, drive a car or even chase a butterfly but the light she brought to this dark world was a sight to behold. She never was able to officially complete grade school but had an acute understanding of love, acceptance, forgiveness, faith and being kind to others. To think she had hurt or wronged someone just broke her heart.
Her smile was something that her parents lived for and even in her hardest times, she always found a reason to light up their world.
Stephanie’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She could care less about the gifts but cried every year when the decorations came down.
Her favorite color was royal blue but she loved all color and had her own definition of rainbows. Not the kind you see in the sky but just all the colors side by side.
She always saw the good in people and in any situation so it came as no surprise when she saw the flower in the weed and the dandelion became her favorite.
She cared about people in the purest way. She loved them for who they were and accepting them with all their flaws and short-comings, without asking anything in return.
Stephanie’s faith in God never wavered regardless of what challenges she faced or what she had to endure. Her faith was the foundation that got her though those times and we got to witness miracles as God healed in almost impossible situations.
Although the little warrior fought till her very last breath to stay, in her death, we have no doubt that the nail scarred hands of Jesus welcomed her home and now, with complete healing, she is running on streets of gold and dancing for Jesus. She left all the pain that life brought her, but she also left us all and we will never be the same again.
Stephanie’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to the health-care professionals at North Hill Medical City Hospital for their care and commitment to Stephanie and for going out of their way to honor the wishes of the family in those final hours.
She was strong…She was beautiful…She was loved…She was a daughter of The King