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Sydney Baron White (April 19, 1927 – July 07, 2023)

Sydney Baron White (April 19, 1927 – July 07, 2023)

Visitation Date:  Friday, July 21st, 2023
Visitation Time:  09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church,  311 E. Broadway St.,  Oviedo  FL.,  32765
 
                                   ***Service will begin immediately  following visitation***
 
Service Date:  Friday, July 21st, 2023
Service Time:  10:00 AM
Service Location:  Antioch Missionary Baptist Church,  311 E. Broadway St.,  Oviedo FL.,  32765
 
Pastor Charles Jones
 
Burial Time: 03:00 pm at Glen Haven Memorial  Park, 2300 Temple Dr., Winter Park, FL.  32789
 

 

Obituary

SYDNEY BARON WHITE

 
Sydney Baron White was born on April 19, 1927; he was the third of eight children born to Veta Levy-White and Cleveland White in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Sydney attended the Santa Cruz Government School, and after finishing school in Jamaica, he set off to explore the world. He volunteered to serve in the British Royal Air Force and was a mechanic during World War II. After serving in the Royal Air Force, Sydney joined his uncle in the United States. After arriving in New York City, Sydney petitioned for Naturalization on April 11, 1955.
Sydney later gained employment with an automotive manufacturer as a silver metal polisher. While he was excited about his new role, his earnings did not reflect his financial goals and personal expectations. That is when Sydney decided to work for himself. The first entrepreneurial venture Sydney started was a dry cleaners. While the dry cleaning business had unforeseen challenges, he knew he would have to transition to something else.
The chapter in Sydney’s Entrepreneurial journey was to become a Real Estate Agent. This short-term endeavor helped him secure his first Investment Property, a multi-family apartment building at 504 E 163rd Street in the Bronx. He was a visionary, taking calculated risks to expand his Real Estate portfolio. He was a Real Estate Investor, Owner, Property Manager, and Office Administrator.
In 1972 he met the love of his life, Joyce May Cooper, and they married on March 27, 1976, and to this union, their sons Christopher and Clifton were born.
In 1991, Sydney and Joyce, searching for the perfect property, found their beautiful Casselberry estate and built their dream home. He added a touch of Jamaica by planting and reaping hundreds of pounds of yams (ground provisions), bananas, and several other tropical fruits. His annual Yam Fest was a hit among his family, friends, and associates. Sydney’s closest friends looked forward to reaping the yam before the event. “Yam Fest” often took place in April, also Sydney’s birth month.
From New York to Florida, Sydney made his name as an assertive and tenacious businessman who managed his financial affairs well and was very successful in his endeavors. Sydney worked tirelessly to leave a lasting legacy to his family. He encouraged his children to learn a skill/trade, they understudied him, and his children continued to carry on his legacy.
Sydney was a family man—a true Patriarch who was instrumental in helping several family members to migrate to the United States. He valued family, treasured every friendship, and all who knew him benefited from his counsel and guidance. He was generous and philanthropic.
Sydney was sophisticated and ahead of his time. He gave everyone great advice and never minced his words.
Sydney loved to travel and was a worldwide traveler; he has visited every major island in the Caribbean. He was an avid reader, an intellect, a trendsetter, and a great orator. He was a member of the Toastmasters Club, a member of The Rotary Club of Oviedo, and also a member of the Four Cs Domino Club. Sydney gave his life to the Lord and was baptized by Bishop Hopeton Knight on November 21, 2009.
On July 7, 2023, Sydney transitioned to occupy his final estate in Heaven.
Sydney is preceded in death by his mother: Veta Levy White; father, Cleveland White; and siblings: Selvin White, Leslie White, Joyce Sanguinetti, Olga Myers, Curalee Thomas, Monica Wright, Ralph White, Alfred White, and Cleveland White, Jr.
Left to cherish his loving memories are his wife, Joyce; children – Faye Payne (Calvin), Clara White, Baron White (Nancy), Carol Ingram (Newton), Christopher White (Nadia), and Clifton; siblings: Ivorene Lennon, Merlene Chambers, Charles White; nine grandchildren: Arlene Bhoorgasingh, Alecia Swaby-Grier (Dameon), Nyesha Abdul-Samaad (Yaseen), Owen Passmore, Karen White, Immanuel White, Suri White, Christopher Charles White II, and Thomas White; five great-grandchildren: Sydney Murdock, Danique Gordon, Zaire Shipman, Khalil Shipman, and Sulaiman Abdul-Samaad; and a great great granddaughter: Naliah Murdock; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.
 

 

 
 
                                                    
 

            

 

 

 

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