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Jennifer Whiteside

March 15, 1949 ~ November 19, 2021 (age 72)


Jennifer Ida Arial Whiteside, 72, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She was born on March 15, 1949, in Asheville, NC to the late Haywood Shumate II and Mary Jo Johnson.

Jennifer attended Stephens-Lee High School and went on to receive her GED through Hillcrest Enrichment Program. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Jennifer was employed as a baker with Acheme Market. She enjoyed playing video games and spending time with her family and the love of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Deborah Cannady; grandson, Joseph Whiteside, Jr.; great-grandson, Jeremiah Patterson.

Left to cherish her memory are children, Larry Whiteside (Amber), Joseph Whiteside (Susan), Cassandra Whiteside (Wayne); brothers, Michael Johnson, Robert Johnson; Willie Johnson, Johnnie Johnson, Haywood Shumate III; sisters, Annette Arial, Ernestine Sullivan, Amanda Shumate; 9 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; loving companion for 16 years, Herman Gore; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; other family members and close friends.

Public viewing will be from 2:00-6:00 pm Friday, November 26, 2021 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021 also in the chapel. Live-streaming of the service will be available here on the website.

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November 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Funeral Service
November 27, 2021

4:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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