Jimmye Winter – December 31, 2014

Jimmye Winter, 92, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.Winter Obit Pic
Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2015, in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor and Rev. Corky Holland officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jimmye was born in Boston, Mass to Gabe and Mammie Simmons.  Her childhood was spent in Mississippi.  She came to Texas to attend Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, majoring in physics.  She later graduated Suma Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University. On Dec. 26, 1941, she married Charles Winter.
Her life was spent serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  That commitment took her around the world.  She was children’s director for First Baptist Church in Plainview, San Antonio, and Arlington.  She then served with the Women’s Missionary Union in Birmingham, Alabama.  Missions were her passion.  Throughout her career, Jimmye wrote Sunday school literature and many articles about missions.
Jimmye moved to Park Place in 2007.  Thank you, Dr. Winfred Moore, for making Park Place a reality.  Thank you to the staff of Park Place, The Arbors, Cherry II of Ware Lving Center, and BSA Hospice and Wendy for your kind care.  Thank you, First Baptist Church for being her family.  First Baptist was the joy of her life.  Thank you to her Sunday school teachers, Bill Brian and John Smithee for the impact you had on her life.  And, thank you to her precious friends for your love and faithfulness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; a sister, Larue; and her son, Austin.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda McLaughlin and husband Bill of Amarillo; a son, Cole Winter and wife Beth of San Antonio; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Winter, of Houston; five grandchildren, Jill Clough and husband Bill of Arlington, Wade McLaughlin and girlfriend, Thoc, of Amarillo, Leigh Ann Winter and Amanda Winter, both of Houston, and Gabe Winter, of Lubbock; four great-grandchildren, Bianca, Hope, Maddie and Seth; and two nieces, Barbara Corday of Addison and Cindy Kelty of Dallas.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church; or to Helping Hands Ministry in care of Lee Badgett, 3005 Shores Court, Amarillo, TX 79110.

0 Replies to “Jimmye Winter – December 31, 2014”

  1. Brenda I was so saddened when James called this evening. Your mom was such a special lady. That team at FBC, Plainview could not be duplicated. They were top notch. We need to make an effort to get together. I come to Amarillo frequently. Gibe me a call 575-762-5796.

  2. Sweet memories of Jimmye as an encourager of my dreams and my attempts at writing. She loved sharing good books and her insight from life was so practical. Blessings to her family and dear friends there and around the world.

  3. Jimmye was a special servant of our Lord. She was an excellent staff member with Woman’s Missionary Union. She assisted the State WMU’s effectively through age level work and as New Work Promotion
    Associate. I will always remember her radiant smile and willingness to assist us in the State WMU’s. My prayers are with the family.
    Gloria L. Grogan, Cary, North Carolina

  4. Remembering Jimmye prompts many memories of the things I learned from her–serious and funny. She joined the national WMU staff as GA/Mission Friends consultant. When she joined my church she persuaded me to teach children’s Sunday School. Jimmye believed that the Bible messages were true and she lived them out every day. She was a woman to be admired and one who loved Jesus and others.

  5. Jimmye was a dear friend and co-worker at Woman’s Missionary Union. She was professional, good at what she did and fun. I loved every minute of working with her.

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