Cover photo for Ada Mildred Winstead's Obituary
Ada Mildred Winstead Profile Photo
1924 Ada 2022

Ada Mildred Winstead

July 15, 1924 — June 30, 2022

Morton, MS

Mildred White Winstead of Maryville, Tennessee and Greenwood, Mississippi passed away peacefully on June 30, 2022, after 97 full and active years. She was born near Greenwood, Mississippi on July 15, 1924, the youngest of seven children. After spending her young childhood in Greenwood where her father owned a store, Mildred’s family moved to a farm near Lake, Mississippi. She moved to Jackson, MS after graduation, where she met and married her husband, John. They settled in Greenwood, MS, where Mildred lived for nearly 50 years, before moving to Maryville, TN later in life. There will never be another like Mildred. Her indomitable spirit inspired all those who came in contact with her.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband John of 45 years, her parents Eula and Walter White, sisters Ava Mae, Maudeen, Louise, Vera, and brothers Otis and Arthur Lee. Still here to enjoy her memories are her two children - Patsy Davenport of Mandeville, LA, Randy (Wendy) Winstead of Maryville, TN and granddaughters Mary Kathryn (Steve) Countryman, Heidi (Michael) Peters and Alison (Brett) Fountain. She will also be greatly missed by her six great grandchildren - Chloe, Chaucer, Sally, Everley, Wrigley, and Carter, and her very special niece, Nelene Steed, who, only two years her junior, was more like a sister to Mildred.

A celebration of her life will be held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Morton, MS on July 16 at 2 pm (visitation from 11-2), followed by burial in Springfield Baptist Church cemetery in Morton next to her husband John.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her memory to your choice of the following options: Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery fund, 3285 Springfield Rd, Morton, MS 39117; quilting ministry at Maryville Church of Christ or World English Institute - Maryville Church of Christ, P.O. Box 5293, Maryville, TN, 37802 – memo: WEI or quilting ministry.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ada Mildred Winstead, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 16, 2022

11:00am - 1:50 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Morton

3555 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Home - Morton

3555 US-80, Morton, MS 39117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside service immediately following the chapel service.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery

3293 Springfield Rd, Morton, MS 39117

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree