Thelma Maree Winfrey

Aug 10, 1929 - Nov 11, 2020

Thelma Maree Winfrey

August 10, 1929 - November 11, 2020

Obituary

Thelma M. Winfrey, 91, currently of Wernersville PA, and formerly of Morgantown passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Schuylkill County PA.

Born in Brookhaven MS, she was the third child of the late Johnson and Mary Tyler Sartin. She was a 1947 graduate of Alexander High School in Brookhaven.

For most of her working life, Thelma was employed in retail settings after completing one year of college at Howard University. She met and married Lawrence Winfrey, a soldier, in 1949 and during the early years of marriage moved and held jobs stateside as he served out his military obligations.

Through most of her life, Thelma was devoted to her church and community volunteering, finally settling in Morgantown, WV where she lived for over forty years, until relocating to Wernersville to live with her daughter in 2002. She enjoyed political commentary, singing, yard work and keeping fit by walking briskly each day, until her health started to decline in recent years.

Thelma is survived by her son Kenneth Winfrey of Honolulu, HI and daughter Sylvia Winfrey of Wernersville; two grandchildren Kenneth Winfrey, Jr and. Kristen Fuller of San Diego, CA; a host of nieces and nephews, as well as numerous family and friends living all over the country.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; a son Lawrence, Jr.; two sisters, two stepsisters, and a brother.

Friends may join the family to honor Thelma's life & legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown / Westover, WV on Thursday, November 19th from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 AM officiated by Pastor Neil Leftwich. Interment will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover.

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face coverings and practice recommended social distancing guidelines.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Christian Help, 219 Walnut St., Morgantown, WV, 26505.

Personal condolences and other symbolic gestures for the family may be offered at www.smithfcc.com.

Services

Visitation
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face coverings and practice recommended social distancing guidelines.

Service
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 11:30 am
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face coverings and practice recommended social distancing guidelines.

Interment
Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens

Fairmont Rd.
Westover, WV 26501

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