BALTIMORE — Over 100 of Trevor White’s closest friends, family and confidants gathered at a private party in downtown Baltimore to celebrate his life.
White, a Baltimore business owner and entrepreneur, was shot dead on Father’s Day.
“Tonight you’re going to see a lot of networking, a lot of community togetherness, a lot of brotherhood, maybe a little bit of sisterhood, but it’s all about Trevor White’s legacy,” said his sister, Danielle White.
PREVIOUSLY: ‘No respect for life’: Soul food restaurant owner killed during violent weekend in Baltimore
The community mourns the death of a popular East Baltimore business owner
Trevor White’s sister spoke to WMAR-2 News ahead of Friday’s private meeting to speak publicly for the first time since her brother’s death on June 18.
“I miss my brother,” she said. “I want everyone to know that their children were their everything. You were his light, his heart, everything. In terms of uplifting things, he did the same for the Baltimore church.”
Family throws party to commemorate Baltimore man
As reported by WMAR-2 News, Trevor White, a chartered accountant and leader of the Oliver neighborhood’s comeback and former Boston College defense attorney, died of gunshot wounds outside his home in the Lakeside neighborhood of Ednor Gardens. He was 40 years old.
TIED TOGETHER: ‘He was a nice guy’: The community mourns the death of a popular East Baltimore business owner
“He loved his cigars.”
Trevor White’s family tells @WMAR2News The father of 3 children had many passions in life.
From family to business to Baltimore.
His family is speaking publicly for the first time since his assassination on Father’s Day.
The police are still looking for suspects. pic.twitter.com/b5Eeood1aN
— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) July 29, 2022
The Baltimore City Police Department said his death is still under investigation.
“We just want people to know that we won’t rest until we hear or find something about the people who did this to him,” said Kelly Fox, a close friend and fraternity of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.
Frat Bruder speaks out about slain Baltimore businessman
Fox, along with several of Trevor White’s brothers, friends and family, celebrated his legacy at the private party at the Buffalo Room, where he was a founding member. White was also the owner of the RYMKS restaurant in Little Italy.
“He was all about bringing people together,” Fox said. “He was a liaison. He was all about helping people grow to the next level.”
White, the father of three, was known as an energetic entrepreneur, having opened a stylish restaurant on East Pratt Street in Little Italy last year. He remodeled the property formerly known as Velleggia’s.
“He wanted to uplift Baltimore,” said his sister Danielle. “He wanted the best for everyone. He even mentored young people. He taught them how to balance a check book, taxes. He would even help them with job coaching.”
Party honoring slain Baltimore businessman
Anyone with information regarding Trevor White’s death is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. There is a $16,000 reward.
There is a $16,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.