Sister Rhonda Stubbins White was 60 and departed this life December 6, 2021 in California. She was the sister of Annette Stubbins, Kim Miles Gardner, Michelle Miles, Janice Stubbins, Gregory Stubbins.
Memorial services are scheduled to held at the Jackson & McGill Memorial Chapel on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 11:00 am. Services will be live-streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
The family of Sister Rhonda Stubbins White in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Stubbins-White family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”- 2 Timothy 4:7
A star was born on April 12, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York when Rhonda Stubbins was born to the late John Henry and Minnie Lee Stubbins.
Rhonda was a precocious girl and that character would shape her future. She was educated in the Brooklyn Public School System and graduated from Prospect Heights High School. Rhonda was exposed to the art of acting and dancing from various neighborhood programs, but the acting is what interested her the most and she began to pursue her dream.
Rhonda graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1982 before relocating to Los Angeles. She was an amazingly talented woman, full of positivity and energy, and grounded by her faith. Rhonda gained popularity among daytime television viewers during the aughts with her as “Lady Vi” on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.” In 1992, a break came with the Malcolm Jamal Warner- fronted NBC sitcom “Here and Now.” Other notable acting credits include sitcoms “The Comeback,” “Roc,” drama series “The West Wing,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “NYPD Blue” and “ER.”For her role as cocaine addict Rolanda in the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Laurel Avenue,” she earned a Cable ACE nomination for actress in a movie or miniseries. A year later, she appeared in ABC’s acclaimed television movie “Out of Darkness” starring Diana Ross as a woman with schizophrenia. In 2017, the actress headlined the gritty independent drama “Rose’s Turn,” taking home the grand jury prize for best actress at the Victoria TX Indie Film Festival and had a recurring role as cult leader Agnes on Tyler Perry’s cult-themed “Ruthless” sadly this would be her last role.
Rhonda was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in June 2021 and succumbed to the disease just 6 months later at the age of 60.
Rhonda leaves to mourn her loss, her beloved dedicated partner Cedric Starling, her furry son, Doge; four sisters, Annette Stubbins from Orange, New Jersey, Kim Miles Gardner (Richard) and Michelle Miles from Brooklyn, New York, Janice Stubbins from Charlotte, NC and one brother, Gregory Stubbins from Marion, SC, one aunt, “Aunt Sis” from Brooklyn, New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves her memory to her beloved friends in the industry.