Florence (Henry) Winfrey

Born: Sun., Mar. 21, 1943
Died: Wed., Jan. 27, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
Location: Hebron Baptist Church


Location: Lambs Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Florence H. Winfrey, age 72, of Swainsboro, GA on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, GA.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2 PM in the Hebron Baptist Church, McLeod Bridge Rd. Swainsboro, GA, with Rev. Jim Harrell officiating

Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-8 PM.

Pallbearers are Stan Lawson, Rhett Womack, Jeff Henry, Dwayne Henry, Eric Henry, Jon Henry, Jeff Winfrey, Todd Fortner, Danny Fortner, David Stroud, Brian Stroud, Craig Winfrey, Brandon Winfrey, and Jody Womack.

Honorary Escorts will be Betty and Allen Josey

Mrs. Winfrey was born March 21, 1943 in Adrian, Emanuel County, GA to the late John D. and Myrtle Hopkins Henry.  She owned and operated a day care from her home for many years, loving and helping to raise over 100 children.   Family was her greatest love and accomplishment, always giving selflessly of herself.  First and foremost as a devout Christian, was her love of her God, her strong faith, daily bible study and being a mighty prayer warrior.  Mrs. Florence was a member of the Kite Baptist Church, loved going to the mountains, birds, and was a master decorator at Christmas.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy R. Winfrey.

Survivors include:

One Daughter: Cherry Morris (Phillip) of Swainsboro, GA

One Son: Ricky Winfrey of Swainsboro, GA

Two Sisters: Barbara Ann Lawson (Buddy) of Adrian, GA and Linda Womack (Larry) of Garfield, GA

Two Brothers: Bobby Henry (Louise) of St. Marys, GA and Nicky Henry (Christy) of East Dublin, GA

 Two Grandchildren: Justin Morris (Chelsie) and Megan Davis (Jonathan) both of Swainsboro, GA

Three Step-Grandchildren: Michelle Scott (Larry) Wendy Johnson (Bill) and Phil Morris all of Swainsboro, GA

One Great-Grandchild: Tucker Morris

Nine Step-Great Grandchildren: Rhett Scott, Millie Scott, Brook Claxton, Keith Riner, Caitlin Lamb, Nicole Johnson, Macy Bashlor, Tyler Morris and Kyle Johnson.

Three Step Great-Great-Grandchildren: Landon Claxton, Logan Claxton, Piper Bashlor, nieces, nephews, and extended family

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,  P O Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384 or Gideons International, P O Box 365, Swainsboro, GA30401

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Florence H. Winfrey of Swainsboro, GA

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Connie Flanders
   Posted Wed January 27, 2016
Dear Family of "Miss" Florence,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. "Miss" Florence was always such a sweet spirited person. She could always speak to you through her eyes and her smile. She will be dearly missed here on earth, but to know that she is in the presence of our Lord gives great comfort. You are all in my prayers.

Connie Flanders and Family

Mary Ann Godbee
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
Cherry and Family;

I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother, but God has gained a wonderful lady. I am praying for you and your family, no words will make it any easier but God Bless all of you.

Mary Ann and Family

Dianne Edenfield
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
My heart was so sadden to hear of Mrs. Florence. The quote " Earths Loss Is Heavens Gain" certainly applies here. She had such a beautiful personality. Two words that come to mind when I think of her. Simple and Genuine. It did not take fancy things for her. She knew that the greatest things in life ARE NOT things. It was her love for her Savior and her love for her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and I lift them up to the Almighty One, that He would strengthen them thru the coming days and give them that Peace that only He can give. We love you all very much and are here if we can do anything for you.
Love, Dianne

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
To the Winfrey and Henry Family,
I was so stunned to hear about "Miss Florence" on fb. She was such a special loving and caring person. She would always greet you with her wonderful personality and smile. She has had some tough battles with sickness, but that is over now, and she is at peace with God. She loved her family so much and always enjoyed having them around her.We love all of you and trust that God will give you comfort and peace as only he can.

John Martin
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your mother...I knew her may years and she was a sweet wonderful lady...John "Brother" Martin and family

Delores Phillips
   Posted Thu January 28, 2016
Dear Ricky and Cherry and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.I pray God's love and peace will comfort you all in these difficult days ahead.May God Bless You All!

Jean Clifton
   Posted Fri January 29, 2016
So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful women, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

Carroll and Joan Morgan
   Posted Sat January 30, 2016
We were so sorry to hear Mrs. Florence passed away. We will keep the entire family in our thoughts and prayers.