And it was her mother who shared an abundance of wisdom.
"Trudy, days are long but life is short," her mother would say. "How important that we make the most of the opportunities we've been given in life."
White shared that while she never knew her earthly father, she was introduced to her heavenly father at a young age and he became her "perfect father."
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White, along with her brothers, Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, and Bubba Cathy, senior vice-president of the fast-food chain, have continued the legacy of their parents helping the family-owned business to be one of the largest fast-food restaurants in America.
And while the summer of 2019 was the chicken sandwich war between Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, the two, along with Wendy's are now competing--on a much smaller scale--for the best fish sandwich for many observing Lent across the country ahead of Easter.