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Saturday May 4th, 2019
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Mary Jane Winters

RULEVILLE- Mary Jane Parttridge Winters age 81 of Ruleville, MS formerly of Drew, MS passed away Friday, April 26, 2019, at Walter B. Crook Nursing Home in Ruleville, MS.

Jane was born February 19, 1938, one of 15 children to John Leonard and Mary Nell Downs Parttridge, Sr. on the Sunflower Plantation in Merigold, MS. She married James Edgar Winters of Pace, MS on November 22, 1957. They became engaged the night they met on a blind date when James had a weekend leave from the United States Air Force.

Jane loved embroidering and sewing, taking great joy in sewing for her children, grandchildren, and the public. She also loved to write and read poetry.

Jane loved her church, for many years she taught Sunday School and served as the Nazarene World Mission Society’s’ local President for Sunflower Church of the Nazarene. She loved baking and cooking for her family, friends, church events and for the local men’s Brotherhood group. Jane helped James for many years with his bookkeeping and honey business in the 1970s to the 1990s.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, James Edgar Winters, her parents John Leonard Parttridge, Sr and Mary Nell Downs Parttridge, sisters, Johnnie Mae Yarborough, Mozelle Chason, Sara Rosamond and Jo Ann Hagan, brothers, Billy Parttridge, John Leonard (J. L) Parttridge, Jr., Charles Pattridge and Henry Parttridge.

Mrs. Winters is survived by her son Allen Winters (Jackie) of McCarley, MS, daughter, Charlotte Winters of Cleveland, MS, two granddaughters, Melissa Earnest (Case) of Grenada and Natalie Robb (Matthew) of Cleveland, MS. two grandsons, Gregory Winters of McCarley, and Daniel Winters of McCarley, MS, five great-grandchildren Ryland Earnest, Caselyn Earnest, Saralyn Earnest, Gracelyn Earnest  all of Grenada, MS and Noah Robb of Cleveland, MS, sister, Anna Hagan of Muphresboro, TN, sister, Shirley Wilkerson of Cleveland, MS, sister, Jimmie Best of Cleveland, MS, sister, Janis Sigler (Robert) of Gulfport, MS, brother, Jack Parttridge (Sandra) of Harrison, AR, brother, Sonny Partridge (Becky) of Batesville, MS,  She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 Am at Cleveland Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Coila, MS at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2019  Reverend Royce Winters  will officiate the services.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Robb, Sammy Horne, Daniel Winters, Dr. Michael Patterson, Mark Yarborough, and Michael Winters. Honorary pallbearers are Ryland Earnest and Scott Heffner.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the American Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org  225  Michigan Ave. F117, Chicago, IL 60601 or the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, P O box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net

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I want to offer my condolences to the Winters family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death. Even Jesus, when on earth, wept over the loss of a love one (John 11:33,35,38). Allow Our Heavenly Father to comfort you through the Scriptures__ 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God It is comforting to know that He calls death an enemy and promised to remove it forever__ The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing (1 Corinthians 15:26). He also promised to undo the effect of death by waking up all our love ones in the memorial tombs__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." I hope these words give all of you comfort.

VScott May 1 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to your family. May you find comfort in the promise of Revelation 21:4 of a time when death will be no more and loved ones will be reunited.

AM Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

To the family and friends,
I am so sorry to read of your loss. How I long and look forward to the fulfillment of God's promise of the time when death will no longer exist. Revelation 21:4 is so comforting, for it tells us - "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I hope the memories that you share and this scripture bring you some comfort to be reminded that one day, we won't grieve like this. Please accept my condolences.

Caldwell family Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mary Jane was a precious lady. Grew up on Sunflower Plantation with her and her family. Prayers, Jimmy and Frieda Williams

Frieda Williams Apr 27 2019 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

Family is In my prayers

Elizabeth kelley Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

Jane, I lost a great sister-in-law,but Heaven gained an awesome angel!

Jerry Winters Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss...thinking of yall Charlotte and Melissa and family...

Mary Osborn Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM

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