DREW - James Edgar Winters, age 76, of Drew, MS, passed away on Sunday January 11, 2015 at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Visitation will be held from Friday 01/16/2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday 01/17/2015 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Black Hawk Community on 01/17/2015 at 2:00 PM. Reverends Torey Bell and Rick Milan will officiate the service.
James was born on February 14, 1938 to James Doyle and Artie Mae (Acy) Winters in Black Hawk, MS. He attended Pace Elementary and graduated from Rosedale High School. He obtained Vocational Technical degrees from Mississippi Delta Community College. He married Mary Jane Parttridge on November 22, 1957 at the Sunflower Church of Nazarene. James joined the Air Force serving in the transportation division and obtained the rank of Airman 3rd Class. In 1962 he went to work for Baxter Laboratories, after leaving there, he worked for Carl Harkins Trucking, Dixie Gas, Ergon Gas and Scott Petroleum until his retirement. He was a member of the Sunflower Church of the Nazarene. James loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. He enjoyed bee keeping, fishing, radio controlled air planes, motorcycle riding, Delta State University Sports and gardening so that he may give vegetables to his friends and family. He was also the WABG TV 6 weather watcher for 25 years. James was a loving family man that gave of himself even while taking care of his wife after she became ill for several years. He also adored and loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Cedric and Haskell Winters.
He is survived by wife of 57 years Mary Jane Parttridge Winters of Ruleville, MS; Daughter, Charlotte Winters of Cleveland, MS; Son, Allen (Jackie) Winters of McCarley, MS; Sister, Julia (Burk) Bates of Pace, MS; Brother, Royce (Janie) Winters of Denham Springs, LA; Sister, Patricia Horne of Indianapolis, IN. and sister-in-law; Jerry Johnson Winters of Garland, TX; Four grandchildren, Melissa Wilson Earnest of Grenada, MS; Greg Winters of McCarley, MS; Daniel Winters of McCarley, MS; Natalie Russell (Matthew) Robb of Cleveland, MS and 4 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers are John Trotter, Mike Rice, Wally Helus, Dolphus Kelly, Matthew Robb and Charlie Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Cannon, Russie Mcintyre, Guy Castle, Henry Lewellyn, Ricky Campbell and Coach Mike Kinnison.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or the Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.