Patricia Kirk Taylor White passed away April 5. Tricia was born in Jackson, August 4, 1949. After graduating from Murrah High School (having been named as a Presidential Scholar) and receiving her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, she returned to Jackson and taught at Callaway High School for several years. Subsequently she worked as a systems engineer for IBM in Jackson and in Washington, D.C. After receiving a second BA from the University of Maryland, she moved to Philadelphia where she received her master’s and a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and developed a strong loyalty to the Phillies. In 2000, following an internship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, she started practicing as a psychologist with Grayson and Associates in Birmingham.
She loved to read, travel, put together challenging puzzles with family, and cheer for her beloved Philadelphia Phillies. She truly appreciated the arts and enjoyed serving as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zach and Dot Taylor, and her beloved uncle, Kirk, for whom she was named and with whom she enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her two brothers Zachary (Jan) and Walter Taylor; nephew Zachary Taylor IV; nieces Caroline and Jenny Taylor; ex-husband Jesse L. White; many cousins and numerous close friends who cared for her so much during her lengthy illness.
Memorials may be made to the Mattie D. Clifton Fund at the School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, a family fund which honors the memory of her grandmother by helping nursing students.
Family and friends gather to remember Tricia in Birmingham April 9.