Cruz White

Obituary of Cruz James White

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you: I do not give to you as the world gives, Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” 

Cruz James White, 30, gained his wings and went home to the lord on July 27, 2019. Cruz succumbed to the terrible affliction of mental illness and addiction, despite his families many attempts to lead him, love him, and provide the necessary support required to conquer his affliction. His death at such a young age leaves a void of utter helplessness in our family that can only be restored with Gods love and grace.

Cruz, with his bright blue eyes, had a heart of gold. The love he had for all of us has never been questioned. We take comfort in knowing that Cruz is surrounded by light, free from the struggle that haunted him. We would have given anything for him to experience that freedom in this lifetime.

He is survived by his loving mother Carla (Philip) Braman of Salem, Father, James White, Sister, Jasmyn (Paul) Yakubec and his three blue eyed nephews, Stephen, Luke and Brody Yakubec.

Cruz was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Clifford and Karen Wright of Greenwich, joined in death on the same day as his paternal grandmother, Alice Booth of Schuylerville. Also, Clarence Booth of Schuylerville.  He was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

A service to celebrate Cruz’s life will be held on Sunday August 4th at 2:00pm at the Embury Methodist Church, Cambridge NY with the Rev. Debbie Earthrowl officiating.  A reception for family members and friends will immediately follow the service.

 In lieu of flowers, please spread mental health and drug addiction awareness. Addiction is not a moral shortcoming and does not define you. Education and compassion is needed to stop this epidemic from taking more precious lives.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Embury Methodist Church
41 E. Main St
Cambridge, New York, United States