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Obituary: Marie Ethel Winburn, 102


Marie Ethel Winburn, 102, of Mayo, FL, passed away January 21, 2015, at Haven Hospice in Lake City. Marie was born November 20, 1912 in Taylor County, to A. M. Parker and Cora Lee Parker (Fletcher). Ms. Winburn was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of Mayo Baptist Church. Marie attended Lafayette County High School and taught one year in Day. She was a substitute teacher for Lafayette Elementary many years; taught Sunday School until age 95. She enjoyed her family, friends and loved her church family. She played the piano by note and ear and memory until she was 101. She played Happy Birthday to herself on the piano at her 100th birthday party. She was a wonderful Christian and saintly woman who glowed with the love of Jesus. She was often called Ms. Sunshine by her friends and Gramma Ree by most everyone else. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Winburn; son in laws, Edward Koon and Ronald Coulter and one grandchild, Michael Clinton Taylor; one sister, Mag Land; two brothers, John Parker and Marion Parker. Ms. Winburn is survived by four daughters; Cora Jane Koon, Jo Marie Williams (Buddy), Margaret (Margie) Doan Dedge, and Kathleen Holland (Howard), all of Mayo; Twelve grandchildren; Michael, Kevin (Sonya), Cindy(Ben), Richard, Tim (Lynn), Tom(Louise) Julie(Steve), Dean(Carrie), Charles (LeeAnn), Tom T.(Helen), Kim (Joseph) and Misti (Frank); twenty great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Mayo Baptist Church on Saturday, January 24, 2015, with Rev. David McMullen, Rick James and Chip Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Mayo. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the service immediately following on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Mayo Baptist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Haven Hospice of Lake City or Mayo Baptist Building Fund. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com.

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