Linda Joyce White

Linda Joyce White was born on July 23rd, 1950 to the late William P. and Alma Y. White in the Bronx, New York.  From 1965-1968, Linda attended James Monroe High School. After high school she attended Bronx Community College where she graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Linda White served her community in the Van Nest section of the Morris Park area as a volunteer for most of her adult life. Not only was she an advocate for youth education, but she also served as a Chairperson on the Youth and Education for Community Board 11. Linda was still an active member of the board up until her passing. She was an active member of the Van Nest Association, patrolling the area and working hand in hand with the 49th Precinct. She was also an active participant in the 49th Precinct’s Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. She has been recognized by the numerous Bronx borough presidents and County Council members for her exceptional work with Community Board 11.

Linda not only exhibited how tenacious she was throughout her personal endeavors, but in her professional life as well. She worked for North Central Bronx Hospital/Jacobi Medical Center as a Senior Hospital Care Investigator with Patient Accounts Department for 33 years until her untimely death on June 15th, 2021.

Anyone who got to know Linda received the best gifts in life; friendship, loyalty and generosity.  Linda gave her all to anyone she knew and loved.  She made friends with strangers, and was always willing to lend a helping hand or compassionate ear.  Her empathy and care knew no bounds.  She will be greatly missed by her extended family, friends, colleagues and most of all by the community she served.

Linda Joyce White was preceded in death by her parents; her father, William P. White, and her mother, Alma Y. White, as well as her brother William P White, Jr. Left to cherish her memory is her companion, Alexander Hobot; her “adopted” sisters, Laura Garcia, Noelia Marcano, Sonia Morales and a host of friends, colleagues and community members.

In the well written words and sentiment of Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance President Bernadette Ferrara, “Van Nest has lost a Warrior and Hero!

Visiting will be Thursday from 3:30 to 8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Any family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours White Visitation



  1. Bernadette Ferrara on June 21, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    You will be greatly missed Linda. Watch over us and keep covering your community of Van Nest with God’s loving graces! Enjoy your special place in God’s Mansion seated at His dinner table with your loved ones. You are Home.

    • Christine Bruno on June 21, 2021 at 9:24 pm

      Rest in heaven

  2. Denise Giocondo on June 22, 2021 at 1:54 am

    A fierce advocate for the community. Soft spoken but always had a strong impact on those surrounding her. Rest In Peace

  3. Stacy Wiggins on June 22, 2021 at 5:49 am


    • Louise Guglieri on June 24, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      Linda was always a lady and professional in her interactions with everyone. She was a dedicated worker and a caring person.
      Linda was a loving daughter taking care of her mother at home and then visiting her daily in the nursing home.
      Linda was not only dedicated to her work but also to her community. I was deeply honored when she invited me to a Civic Award Ceremony honoring her.
      She was part of the Community Board to maintain the quality of life for her neighborhood, which I was proud to call my neighborhood too.
      Linda will be missed by colleagues, patients, friends and neighbors but she will be with us in Spirit.
      The world is a Better Place because of Linda.
      My Condolences to Linda’s Extended Family
      Louise Guglieri/Retired HHC Employee

  4. Pastor Jay Gooding on June 22, 2021 at 6:49 am

    My friend who will extremely missed. For many years she was the epitome of community activism.
    My prayers and condolences are with her family

    • Gracie Romani on June 22, 2021 at 10:04 am

      Linda was family to me, she will be miss . My deepest condolences to all her friends and coworkers . Rip

    • Camille Bogle Knight on June 22, 2021 at 10:50 am

      My condolences to all!

      Linda, thank you for being everything that we as humans should strive for. The true love of mankind.

      Rest In Peace!

  5. Michele and Luis Mercado on June 22, 2021 at 10:09 am

    I will forever carry you in my heart, Auntie. I will miss coming home and hearing you say, ” Hi Michaela (Michele in Spanish) where is my Lou Lou”. I will forever miss seeing you on the porch side by side with mom shooting the breeze. But these memories I will forever cherish. It hurts but I know you are in God’s presence watching over us. Until we meet again will forever love you auntie!!!

    Michaela & Louis

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