Vigil held for postal worker who died after hit-and-run in Portsmouth

Those who knew her well tell 10 On Your Side she was a “people” person with a magnetic personality.

“Just a glow in life,” said Scott Benson, a close friend of White. “She gained energy from sharing with other people and really lived to serve and care for others.”

Benson is the former pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Suffolk, where White was very involved. He said she touched a lot of lives, especially the youth.

“She had the most giving wonderful spirit that was perfect for ministry,” Benson said.

People who live in the neighborhood where White delivered mail said they were shocked by what happened — but now they’re angry.

Neighbors stood near the memorial waving signs and demanding justice.

“She’s a mother, a wife, she’s got a mother. I can’t even imagine what her kids are going through right now,” said Valerie Kelly. “We got to do something to get this person to justice.”

Family and friends also held a candlelight vigil for White Thursday night near the scene of the crash.


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