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Eva Dell WinklerMay 28, 1926 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 91)
Eva Dell Winkler was the fourth of seventeen children born to the late
Henry and Della Whitehead in Lunenburg County, Virginia on May 28,
1926. She peacefully departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday,
October 6, 2017.
Eva attended school in Lunenburg County and worked on the farm with
her parents and brothers and sisters until she was eighteen when she
left Virginia and moved to Baltimore, Maryland to live with her sisters
Hattie Bell and Mary Alice.
Priori to moving to Baltimore, Eva Joines the Loan Oak Baptist Church,
Keysville, Virginia where she was baptized and accepted Christ Jesus as
her personal savior. her Belief in Jesus and worship of him only grew in
her for the remainder of her life.
In Baltimore Eva Joined the Fountain Baptist Church and remained a
faithful member of approximately seventy-three years. At Fountain she
served on the Sick Committee (Missionaries) and was faithful in
attendance and her giving. She is also credited with being the longest
substaining member of the NAACP of the NAACP at Fountain.
In Baltimore she met Walter Winkler, fell in love and got married. Their
marriage lasted sixty-two years and God blessed them with two sons,
Alvin and Larry (Wendell). Walter and Eva grew up less than ten miles
apart but never knew each other before Baltimore.
Eva was employed at the Bulge Laundry in the East Baltimore and later
she became a clothing inspector for L. Griffin Brothers, clothing
manufacturer. Eva retired at an early age and became a complete
Eva was an excellent cook and folk loved her coconut cake and corn
pudding. She was serious about keeping a clean house and having no
daughters she taught her sons to cook and clean. As hard as they tried to
clean house, the right way, they still had to survive her inspections. She
would not hesistate to say "do this again".
Eva was an outstanding example of a christian woman. She had a giving
heart and would send donations to most organizations that would send
mail asking for help. She loved her family and church family. If she could
not say a kind word about you she would smile and say nothing.
Eva leaves to cherish her memory her sons Alvin (Kathryn) and Larry
Wendell (Janora); two grandsons, Alvin Jr. (Brandy) and Alan (Priscilla);
four granddaughters Stephanie (Tony), Dawn, Da nielle and Cherice,
fifteen great grandchildren and Six great great, brother Rufus Whitehead
(Patricia), four sisters, Ida Johnson and Ann Alford of Philadelphia, PA,
Ruth Jackson (James) of Victoria, vA and Katherine Smith (Clarence) of
Crewe,Va and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.