Funeral held for BX mom who died protecting children

A Bronx community came together Tuesday to mourn the loss of a mother who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect her children.

A Bronx community came together Tuesday to mourn the loss of a mother who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect her children. (6/28/16)

THE BRONX - A Bronx community came together Tuesday to mourn the loss of a mother who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect her children.

Friends and family of Jessica White said their final goodbyes to the mother who was shot and killed while trying to shield her children from stray bullets at a John Adams Houses playground on June 11.

The funeral was held at the Greater Universal Baptist Church.

Many Bronx residents, who said they did not know White personally, came to pay their respects to the 29-year-old mother.

White leaves behind a fiancé ​and three young children. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A body was found in the wooded area 1 Body found in wooded area near Eastchester bowling alley
April 28 is Superhero Day. News 12 hit 2 Word on the Street: Superhero Day
NYPD officers gathered Friday in Longwood for the 3 NYPD officers walk for autism in Longwood
News 12 asked viewers what they thought about 4 Hudson Valley Talks Trump: First 100 days
A kid from the Bronx is one of 5 Actor from the Bronx stars in '13 Reasons Why'

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Family and friends honored the life of Jessica Family, friends honor mom killed shielding children from gunfire

Family and friends gathered Monday to honor the life of a Bronx mother killed while

Police say one woman and two men were Police: 3 dead in 3 separate Bronx shootings

Police say one woman and two men were killed in three separate shootings in the

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE