Quinterrian “Tunka” Jovonne White, 25, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 4, 2022
Tunka’s loving and compassionate nature brought joy to everyone that had the opportunity to meet him! He never met a stranger and had the ability to uplift others, even when he was down. Quinterrian was well known and loved for his genuine, caring, and friendly spirit. He loved people and looked past their faults to look upon their needs. Everyone that knew him will remember his strength, resilience, and enthusiasm to overcome adversities.
Tunka grew up in College Station, TX, attending Rock Prairie and SW Valley elementary schools, Cypress Grove Intermediate, A&M Consolidated his freshman year of high school, College Station High his sophomore year, a partial year at Desoto, and finally graduating from College Station High School with the very first graduating class at the school. After graduating high school, he attended Monterey Peninsula College located in Monterey, California in Fall of 2015, where he often spoke of how beautiful the landscape and weather was.
An intelligent young man, he scored 117 of 120 on an IQ test during his sophomore year, played the viola, and embraced his Spanish studies, learning to speak the language fluently. A born athlete, Tunka began playing football at about 8 years old and played throughout his school years, also playing basketball during high school, and receiving many sports awards. He received the honor of being State Qualifier in Powerlifting his Senior year and won first place in Regionals.
A believer in our Lord and Savior, at an early age, Tunka joined and was baptized at Bethel Grove Baptist Church in Cawthon, Texas where he was baptized under the leadership of Pastor Walter Williams. He would always sit in the front pews of the church because he wanted to pay attention to the Word and develop a strong relationship with his Lord. This faith helped Tunka prevail through some rough times during his teenage years. Later, he sometimes attended Missionary Camp Baptist Church in Navasota, Texas and cherished his attendance at a Christian camp, Camp of the Hills.
The most important thing to Tunka was family, but when it came to food (mostly pizza and pizza rolls!) were his favorites! His greatest day was when he purchased his first vehicle. He loved to play PS4 online and rap, sometimes writing his own lyrics. He was always good at making people laugh, giving encouraging words. He and his brothers shared an unbreakable bond. He truly loved his entire family. He also cherished dearly his mother and working diligently at D & D Moving and Storage INC alongside his father.
Quinterrian is preceded in death by his grandparents: Abner Leroy White Jr.-Grandfather, Dora Jewel White-Grandmother, Uncle: Quincy White Sr., and Aunt: Charlotte Myles.
He leaves to cherish the dearest of memories: His mother: Andree Mable, Father: Quinton White (Lisa), Brothers: Quinton White Jr. (Tina), Corie Clay (Morgan), & Quandree White, Sister: Shardae White, Nephews: Matthew Soto, Jhase Clay, & Ryder Clay, Nieces: McKenzie White & Kendall White, Grandparents: Louis Mable Sr.-Grandfather, Lucy Mable-Grandmother, Aunts: Rosonja Sweed, Kendra Mable, Tosha Mable, Valetta Mable, Demetri Myles, LaJuanita Lister, & Sharon White, Uncles: Darron Myles, Tracy Davis, Louis Mable Jr., Brandon Mable, & Prince Myles, Kenneth White, Carl Perkins, Darren White, , Special Friends: Jonquil Ginn “Quill” & Armon Jones “Baits” , Special Cousins: Xavier White, Jermaine Mills, Da’Michael Henson, & Devin Banks, and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, and friends that loved him dearly.
You’ve ran a good race and you’ve finished your course. Farewell “Tunka”,…Take Your Rest.