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Mr. John William Winston departed this life on Saturday, May 26, 2018. John was born and raised in Ruther Glen, VA on September15, 1941 to the late John George Winston, Jr. and Ruth Turner Winston. He was also preceded in death one daughter, Yolanda Ellis; one sister, Pasty Winston Warfield.

 

Affectionately known as William, he graduated from Union High School in 1959. He served in the Air Force for five years and was honorably discharged in 1969. He then worked for the U. S. Department of the Navy as a Computer Specialist starting in 1969 and retired after 33 years of total service.

 

John married the late Sandra Lavender in 1967 and from that union came Condra Weaver, Lashonda Winston and Steve Winston.

 

In his early years, John loved bowling and traveling to bowling tournaments. He moved to Archdale, NC in 2005 and he started playing the game of golf. John loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and gardening. John loved the Lord and read his bible daily. John met Rita at the bowling alley- they dated for about six month and got married in May 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a faithful and loving husband.

 

He survived by his wife, Rita Winston of Archdale, NC; sister, Mary Bynum of Richmond, VA; two daughters, Condra (Leonard) Weaver  of Macon, GA; Lashonda Winston of Douglasville, GA; one son, Steve (Maria) Winston of Douglasville, GA; four grandchildren, Louis Ellis, Steven Winston, Jr., Sean Winston and Jon Christian Weaver; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, close cousins, Fetty, Helen, Jerimiah and Sylvester (Pa), other devoted cousins and loving friends.

 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. Interment will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.





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  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Rita and family, so very sorry to hear about your husband. Holding you in my heart. Gayle
    ~ Gayle Cook   Wallburg, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Rita, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you ❤️
    ~ Bobbie Berry
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    The lose of your beloved John is a painful experience for your family and my deepest sympathies are with you. However, our Heavenly Father also is aware of the passing of John and the hope that he offers him is that of a resurrection. Our Heavenly Father sent his son Jesus who gave his life so John could have the wonderful hope of a resurrection. Acts 24:15 states, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous”. It wii be at that time that god will remember everything about John and bring him back. So, draw close to the god of all comfort Jehovah during this time of sorrow because he care for you. (for more info go to JW.org)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    The lose of your beloved John is a painful experience for your family and my deepest sympathies are with you. However, our Heavenly Father also is aware of the passing of John and the hope that he offers him is that of a resurrection. Our Heavenly Father sent his son Jesus who gave his life so John could have the wonderful hope of a resurrection. Acts 24:15 states, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous”. It wii be at that time that god will remember everything about John and bring him back. So, draw close to the god of all comfort Jehovah during this time of sorrow because he care for you. (for more info go to JW.org)
    ~ Charles Bell   Asheboro, NC
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    My beloved Uncle William will be truly missed by all!!! You were a big supporter of mine. I love you infinity times infinity!!! I will miss you, my heart is truly broken. Take care of your little sister for me!!!
    ~ Camille Winston-Waid   MD
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness". Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One (God) saying to you,...'I will help you'". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. Find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez