April 29, 1979 - April 28, 2017
Antoine White, a beloved son, brother and father, was called home to the Lord on April 28th 2017. He was a vibrant soul whose energy was felt by all who knew him. Antoine was taken from this earth far too soon and will be greatly missed. His smile and passion for life will live on through his daughter Amaya. He was survived by his mother Annie Corns, his father Alvin White, his grandmother Ruthella White, his stepfather Kenneth Corns, his two brothers Aaron White and Jason Corns and his sister Audra Corns, Uncles Al White, Mark White, James Windom, Clyde Taylor, Quincy “Peewee” Taylor, Aunts Ella Jimmie Coleman, Kay White and all their children and extended family. Antoine was born on April 29, 1979 at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX. His family moved to Austin, TX when he was 8 years old where he spent his childhood years. Antoine loved his siblings, always sharpening the edge of competition with his brothers all the while being the protector of his little sister. Throughout his life in Dallas, Antoine always wore a huge smile. It never failed that he was the first person to break out laughter in a crowded room. He had a big heart and his smile, just as his love, was contagious. An all around athlete, through his younger years he played all sports basketball being his favorite. Life being his playing field allowing him to keep that competitive edge. There’s no denying that Antoine had a love for music. He embodied this passion in his way of life. He introduced his brothers to the rap and hip hop culture and taught them how to walk the walk and talk the talk. His love for music will continue to live on throughout his youngest brother Jason Corns who is an aspiring hip hop artist. Antoine was an advocate for family. His proudest moment, was the day he became a father to his daughter Amaya. She was the greatest joy in his life. If you knew Antoine, you knew family came first. He was the water that fed the family tree, that strengthened the roots and encouraged growth. “When Great Trees Fall” When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. We breathe, briefly. Our eyes, briefly, see with a hurtful clarity. Our memory, suddenly sharpened, examines, gnaws on kind words unsaid, promised walks never taken. Great souls die and our reality, bound to them, takes leave of us. Our souls, dependent upon their nurture, now shrink, wizened. Our minds, formed and informed by their radiance, fall away. We are not so much maddened as reduced to the unutterable ignorance of dark, cold caves. And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” ― Maya Angelou
Song from Mom: “Dear Little Boy of Mine”
Antoine you will always be momma’s baby boy. Rest in Peace Antoine White, aka Lil’ Snake, you will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all who knew you.
A memorial service will be held in his memory on Saturday May 27th 2017 at Cook-Walden
Memorial Park 6300 W William Cannon Dr. Austin, TX 78749 from 12pm-1pm.
Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008