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Tristan Jordan White

September 9, 2005 — September 6, 2022

Johns Island

Tristan Jordan White

Tristan Jordan White, 16, of Johns Island, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Born on September 9, 2005 in Melbourne, FL, Tristan was the son of David Reynolds, Beverly Zimmerman and the late Dawn White.

Tristan "Trissy" was known for his ability to light a room everywhere he went.  He was loving, gentle and kind, sharing compassion for others infinitely.  Tristan was funny and smart.  He could put almost anything together, loved technology and was a very quick study, as evidenced by the intricate tile work he did with his father.

Tristan loved bacon and making breakfast on Sundays. A romantic at heart, he often professed that learning and being able to cook made him "a good catch."  He could eat his weight in shrimp and almost any seafood, loved football, country music, chicken and dumplings, lacrosse, playing basketball, boating and the beach. Tristan was known to be a loyal friend and had many wonderful friends in his life.  He adored his girlfriend.  In addition, he was very family oriented.  He loved his sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and cousins very much.

Tristan was preceded in death by his mother, Dawn White; paternal grandmother, Donna Reynolds; and maternal grandmother, Ona White.

Tristan is survived by his father, David Reynolds and step-mother, Beverly Zimmerman; two sisters, Patricia Reynolds and Capers Zimmerman; brother, Jeffery Reynolds; paternal grandfather, John Reynolds; maternal grandfather, Arthur James White Jr.; three aunts, Kim Stock, Judy (Marty) Thompson and Debbie (Alex) Betts; nephew, Jonathan Reynolds; niece, Hailey Dion; several cousins and many other close friends and relatives.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 am at, James Island Baptist Church, 2023 Wappoo Dr., Charleston, SC 29412 (

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm at Bohemian Bar and Grill,  1531 Folly Rd., Charleston, South Carolina, 29412. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Dana Charitable Foundation:

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, James Island, 347 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412.

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 17, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

James Island Baptist Church

2023 Wappoo Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

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