Funeral services for Mrs. Annie June McLeod Winstead, age 84 of Manchester will be conducted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Randy Brown officiating.
Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.
Mrs. Winstead passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her residence in Manchester surrounded by her loving family.
She was born October 22, 1930 in Melvindale, Michigan the daughter of the late Donald Alexander McLeod and Margaret Alice Davidson.
On March 12, 1949, she married the love of her life, Lawrence Edsel Winstead and the two began their life together which would withstand 66 glorious years together. In earlier years, while raising her family, Mrs. Winstead was actively involved in Home Demonstration Club as well as Girl Scouts, where she served as a Girl Scout leader for several years. She had a love for children which lead her to be a natural pre-school teacher for over 12 years with the First United Methodist Church. She adored the children she taught and loved to make crafts with them. She and her husband, Ed, shared a passion for antique Ford Lincoln Zephyr’s, which lead them on many trips in search of both the cars and accompanying parts. She also had a special love for the water. Whether going to the beach, deep sea fishing or simply spending most every summer on the lake, boating, swimming water skiing and fishing were hobbies she enjoyed with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening as well as cooking and canning. Throughout her life she was an avid sports fan, watching the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Tigers faithfully. She never missed a child or grandchild’s event while they were growing up. In later years, on up into her 70’s, she still was actively participating in sporting events such as the Senior Olympics, where, she earned medals in the mile walk, javelin and swimming competitions. She and Ed, were also faithful Manchester greenway walkers often seen daily by passers by. Mrs. Winstead possessed a loving and giving heart who touched many lives along the way. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Edsel Winstead, Jr., and two brothers, Jackie and Peter McLeod.
Survivors include her loving husband, Lawrence Edsel “Ed” Winstead of Manchester; two daughters, Teri Christian and husband, Rod of Manchester; and Deborah Blanton and husband, Buck of Viola, TN; four grandchildren, Rachel Christian Bruner and husband, Bob of Ootlewah, TN; Brad Christian and wife, Krystal and Alex Christian and wife, Tristan all of Manchester and Ashleigh Blanton of Viola, TN; seven great-grandchildren, Samuel, Alexander and Nicholas Bruner, Brady and Brock Christian and Luke and Jillian Christian; five brothers and sisters; Raymond McLeod and wife, Irene; LaDon Phillips and husband, Henry all of Lincoln Park, MI; Cindy Conrad and husband, Ray of Hardin, KY; Karen DeLong and husband, Dennis of Melvindale, MI; and Donald McLeod of Lincoln Park, MI; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Pre-School Learning Center or First United Methodist Church Young Children’s Sunday School Classes or to Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma.