Jamor Orlando White, 42, of Palmyra, and formerly of Monroe City, received his wings on October 19, 2019. Jamor was born in Hannibal, on November 15, 1976 to Orville and Sandra (White) Minter at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Jamor was a 1995 graduate of Monroe City High School, where he was a standout high school athlete participating in three sports and earning the high school its first State Championship and perfect 14-0 season in 1994. Jamor attended Kemper Military Academy and later would continue to work on his Associates degree at John Wood Community College.
Jamor married Michelle (Williams) White on September 19, 2009 and they have four children between the two. Jamor was a giver by nature, had a contagious smile, and competitive spirit that most would describe as unmatched. Jamor took his gifts and touched the lives of many at his job at Monroe City Manor and coaching high school students and youth sports. Jamor’s passion was coaching high school sports as many student-athletes would describe Jamor as amazing, fun, charismatic, and driven. Jamor would do anything in his power to see students be successful whether it was picking them up for practice or getting them something to eat because they hadn’t eaten. You could often catch Jamor working late hours during the football and basketball season because he wanted the kids to be that successful.
Jamor spent his free time watching his children play sports, watching sports on ESPN, or just being around friends and family playing his senior highlight film showing them how great he was. Jamor dedicated his life to his family and others in the surrounding area and his fire and passion to see others be successful and life in general is something that will never be duplicated. Jamor truly left a legacy behind that he will always be remembered.
Jamor is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, paternal grandmother, a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jamor is survived by his wife Michelle (Williams) White of Palmyra, children: Deshaun White, Taytum White, Pierce White, and Knoxx White. Jamor is also survived by his mother and father Sandra and Orville Lee Minter, Monroe City, birth father and step mother Kevin and Jan Holliday, Monroe City, siblings: Andre (Mandi) White, Monica (Brandon) Stanton, Kevin Braxton, Orville (Lil Man) White, Patricia White, Derrick Minter, Adrian Holliday, and Raven Holliday. Jamor also has a host of aunts/uncles, nephews/nieces, and cousins that also survive.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 28, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at the St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City. Active pallbearers will be Lamont White, "Little" Kent Holland, Tony DeGrave, Andy Buckman, Ryan Augon, Marcus Summers, Brock Edris and Cody Leonard. Honorary pallbearers will be Andre White, Kevin Roy Braxton, Adrian Holliday, Monroe City High School Girls Basketball team and Coach's, Monroe City High School Football Team and Coach's. Memorials have been suggested to the Jamor O. White family fund. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com.
**It is the families wishes for everyone to wear their black and gold to the visitation and funeral.