Winthrop University: News & Events - Thoughtful and Caring Biology Major Passes Away in Weekend Car Accident

May 04, 2016

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bullet point Alexus Lashay White was a 2015 graduate of Newberry High School.
bullet point She was pursuing a degree in biology at Winthrop.

Alexus White

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - A Winthrop University student described as a "beautiful person inside and out" passed away this weekend.

Alexus Lashay White was a freshman pursuing a degree in biology. The 20-year-old graduated from Newberry High School in 2015, where she consistently made Honor Roll and was inducted into the Beta Club. She was also active in her student government and was a member of the cheerleading squad.

In her first year at Winthrop, White lived in Wofford Hall. Her fellow residents said she was "very sensitive toward others and very caring." She always thought of others before herself.

"Today we think of you, Alexus," said Frank Ardaiolo, vice president for student life, in a campus-wide e-mail. "Thank you for blessing our community with your presence for far too short of a time."

A Celebration of Life service for White will be held on Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Newberry. Her burial will be private.

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