"Jackson Fixture Hal White Passes Away at 64" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS


Jackson Fixture Hal White Passes Away at 64

Hal White, half of the creative team behind Jackson institution Hal and Mal's, has died.

He was a staple of this city. Along with his brother, Malcolm, Hal opened Hal and Mal's on Congress Street 28 years ago. For all 28 of those years, he plugged away, turning the family-friendly restaurant into a Jackson landmark. It's a venue that has billed everything from B.B. King to Snoop Dogg, and served as a gathering place for Jacksonians of at least three generations.

Hal suffered a brain aneurysm over the weekend and endured three surgeries since at St. Dominic's. He spent his final days surrounded by loving friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Ann and their three wonderful children Brandi, Taylor and Erica.

The Jackson Free Press sends love and condolences to the White family and joins them in mourning.

Thank you for everything you've done for this city, Hal.


donnaladd 6 years, 3 months ago

Malcolm White, the brother of Hal White, just posted this on his Facebook page:

Today, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all, Hal White passed away due to complications associated with an anuerism. In a world of ordinary, Hal chose to be extraordinary. In a world of indifference, Hal chose to make a difference. In a world of "I can't", Hal said "I will!" We may never know the quantity or extent of the lives that Hal touched, but his reach was far and wide .... to know him was to love him! While Hal has left us physically, his spirit will live on in his wife Ann, his children, his grandchildren, his brothers, his many friends and his beloved Hal & Mal's. Rest in peace, Hal, we're all better people from having known you. And by the way .... "GO DAWGS!" Visitation will take place on Monday, April 1 from 9:00 until 10:45 am at St. Richards Catholic Church. The Mass of Resurrection will take place at 11:00 The Wake celebrating the life of Hal will take place Monday night at Hal & Mal's from 6:00 until 9:30.


donnaladd 6 years, 3 months ago

Mayor Harvey Johnson's statement:

It's with a heavy heart that I ask your prayers for the White Family today. Hal White, part owner of the iconic Hal and Mal's, has died. Hal and his brother Malcolm opened the establishment 28 years ago. It's a staple in Downtown Jackson. Hal will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Ann and their three children.

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