Irene R. White, 84, wife of Fred C. White, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at NHC Healthcare.

Born Oct. 18, 1938, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Albert Ridgeway and Zula Haley Ridgeway. She was a member of Alice Drive Baptist Church and was a retired real estate agent.

Survivors include her husband; five children, Marilyn Lowe (Steve) of Sumter, Connie Lea Williams (Jimmy) of Florence, James "Bubba" Lea (Susan) of Manning, Gayle L. Richburg of Sumter and James R. Lea III (Jessica) of Sumter; three stepchildren, Jeanette Atkinson (Charles) of Sumter, Kimberly Davis (Andy) of Manning and Fred C. White Jr. of Sumter; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Williams; a brother, Shelton Ridgeway; two sisters, Sylvia Keith and Valaree Richburg; and a son-in-law, Mitch Richburg.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Chris Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Manning.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of Jamie Lea, 4548 Wedgefield Road.

Memorials may be made to the Fireside Fund, PO Box 1677, Sumter, SC 29151, or to Crosswell Children's Home, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.