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Traci C. White

Birth Date: October 11, 1971
Death Date: April 3, 2017

Decatur – Traci C. White, 45, of Decatur, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Traci was born October 11, 1971, in Decatur, the daughter of Mark Reynolds and Carol (Carnahan) Metcalfe. She was previously employed at Farm & Fleet as a clerk and was a member of APA Pool League. Traci married Ryan “Scott” White July 14, 2000.
Traci is survived by her husband, Scott of Decatur; children: Ashley Grimm of Springfield, Christina Grimm, Sebastian Grimm and Brittani (Cory) Garner all of Decatur, Bryan White of AL and Shae White of Cerro Gordo; grandchildren: Hadley, Lilli, Bryson, Harper and Kaleah; mother Carol (Dave) Metcalfe of Decatur; father, Mark (Ginnie) Reynolds of Decatur; brothers: Aaron Reynolds and Ryan Reynolds of Decatur, Hayden (Alex) Reynolds of Sullivan and Scott Chamberlain of Decatur; grandfather, Michael Krauskopf of Shelbyville; aunts & uncles: Mary (Ed) McGee, David Reynolds, Dan (Debbie) Reynolds, Teresa (Rand) Roslak, Todd Krauskopf and Steve (Danielle) Carnahan; nieces: Valerie, Courtney, Krysten and Miranda; nephews: Cordarro and Ivan; several cousins and many friends.
Traci was preceded in death by her grandparents and brother, Benjamin “B.J.”.
Funeral services to celebrate her life will be 3 pm, Monday, April 10, 2017, in the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home; visitation will be one hour before the service in the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation.
The family of Traci C. White is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Funeral Service
April 10, 2017
3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I am a bereaved mother, a grieving quasi-supermom; I straddle time and space. You might feel pulled in two directions, but let me tell you how it feels to be pulled between heaven and earth, as a mother to two angels and a mother to one living, breathing, laughing boy. A mother to the living and the dead.
    Let me tell you how it feels to have my children deleted, their existence denied because it makes people uncomfortable to hear they lived and they died.
    They are as real to me now as they were in life. They are not some inconvenient truth– they are my children. They will always be my children, just as I will always be their mother, because love never dies.
    Next time you see me please remember:
    I am still a person like you, with a life like yours, yet not. I am still a mother like you, yet not at all like you, all at the same time. I am a bereaved mother, a grieving quasi-supermom; I straddle time and space. I wish there was some way you could understand me, without becoming who I am now.

  2. Fwd:
    As I look thru all these pics of Traci life it makes me proud to call her my neice. I feel honered and blessed to have been a part in her shortened life. A few of the things I admired about Traci .. she was honest to a fault. She really couldn't tell a lie even when she needed to. Lol. She was very compationate to others. She always wanted to do more for others. She truly cared about everyone. She really never said anything hateful or wished any harm to anyone. Traci liked most everyone she met. Traci was mostly a quiet shy reserved person. Accepting of most everyone. She did not pass judgment on others. She was the most forgiving person I have ever met in my life! Traci loved her children completely with her entire being. Even though at times she wasnt strong enough to fully exspress this. She always wished she could have done more for them. I truly feel Traci instilled more in
    her children than she knows. I know this because her children have a warm soul like her. They all also have that honest warm beautiful smile.
    They care about others and they want to help make life a better place for everyone.
    What will help all of us through this is …
    To know Traci has that beautiful warm smile back on her face right now and that smile will be there forever!!
    Carol I would also like to thank you and Mark for bringing such beautiful children into our lives.

  3. So very sorry for your loss, prayers to all the family. Tracy was a fun person to be around! Loved working with her at Farm and Fleet :pray::skin-tone-2:

  4. The most wonderful daughter you could ask for. Her sweetness will never compair. Her love for cats was so funny. She would take them in and you had to pry them away but she always found good homes. Wish we could have made one more Vegas trip. She loved it and the drive out. She wanted to go again and we talked about after she got better. Love you baby and miss you so already.

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