Obituary: Toby Parker White

Obituary: Toby Parker White

Toby Parker White passed away March 5, 2020.

Toby Parker White, 71, passed away March 5, 2020. An Atlanta native, she attended Grady High School and Purdue University.

Born into a “Hadassah” Zionist home, Toby devoted herself to supporting and serving Hadassah and Israel in every capacity for over 50 years. She served as group president, Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chapter president, and Southeastern region president. Toby’s strength was mentoring members to become future leaders, and just as her mother, Laurel Weiner, she was a member of the Society of Major Donors.

Her love of Hadassah was established early on, attending Camp Judaea in North Carolina as a camper, counselor and finally unit leader. Toby then spent a year in Israel in 1967, answering The Jewish Agency’s call for volunteers. She served as president of her Young Judaea region and of the Southern Zionist Youth Commission. Her devotion to “camp” inspired her to serve as a member of the board of directors for Camp Judaea for many years.

Toby was married to Brian White and the two in 1988 started Georgia Case, a manufacturing plant, which they grew into a very successful business.

She is survived by her husband Brian White; son Jason (Jennifer) Parker of Atlanta; daughter Michelle (Marcelo) Parker of Arlington, Va; brother Steve (Diane Bessen) Weiner; and three grandchildren, Benjamin Parker and Sidney Parker of Atlanta and Lorenzo Fernandez of Arlington, Va., all of whom she doted on immensely.

A memorial service was held March 8, and shiva was observed through March 11 at the home of Jason Parker in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Camp Judaea at 404-634-7883 or Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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