Carla Veronica White Morrow

Published 11:17 am Monday, March 1, 2021

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FRANKLIN – Carla Veronica White Morrow was born on April 12, 1966, to Robert and Thelma White at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

Carla Veronica White Morrow

Growing up as an academically inclined person, Carla attended Carrsville Elementary School and she loved school. In 1984, she graduated from Windsor High School as the valedictorian of her class. She furthered her education at Norfolk State University, where she graduated in 1989 with a major in psychology. Carla was a proud lifetime member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Incorporated. On a graduate level, she also studied business at Phoenix University.

Due to Carla’s love and dedication for people with mental and physical challenges, she was employed by Western Tidewater Community Services Board for 27 years. She retired on June 30, 2018, because of health issues. Everyone described her as working tirelessly for her clients.

As a young girl, she attended Sunday school, ushered on the Youth Usher Board and she sang in the Youth Choir of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She became a member of the church and served on the Senior Usher Board and as a faithful member of the L.V. Taylor Missionary Circle. Even after enduring a heart attack in 2009, as well as the loss of her older daughter, Tierra Nicole White, Carla remained strong spiritually and believed that God would take care of her.

Last, but certainly not least, Carla was very family-oriented. She was the mother of two beautiful daughters, Tierra Nicole White and Cierra Nichelle White. Her love for them was infinite. She loved vacationing with her daughters, her loving and faithful parents, Robert and Thelma and her husband, Thomas Morrow Jr., whom she married on Feb. 14, 2012. She also enjoyed attending Cierra’s activities when possible. Carla loved family.

Carla leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter, Cierra White of Franklin; her husband, Thomas Morrow of Norfolk; parents, Thelma and Robert White of Franklin, Virginia; brother, Andrey Johnson (Marie) of Suffolk; uncles: Booker T. Sessoms (Jacqueline) of Newport News, Joseph Lias of Smithfield, sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and many other relatives, loved ones and friends.

A public viewing will be held on Monday, March 1, in the funeral home from 2 to 7 p.m. A service celebrating Carla’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 2, at 2 p.m., in Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1071 Carrsville Highway, Franklin, with the Rev. William Freeman delivering the eulogy; the Rev. Alfred D. Brown Sr. is the senior pastor.

A service with dignity will be conducted by Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home Inc., 224 S. Main St. Please share your condolences with the family at

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