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Ernest Lee Winston

1927 ~ 2020 (age 93)


ERNEST LEE WINSTON, the son of the late Thomas Winston and Lula Mae Keith was born January 20, 1927 in Wake Forest North Carolina. He was the fourteenth of fifteen children.

Ernest Lee later moved to Baltimore. He enlisted in U.S. Army in July of 1951. He loved reminiscing about the time he spent in Minch Germany in 1952 and Korean War.

Ernest Lee began working at fish market which was located on the water front before it became, The Baltimore Inner Harbor. He was always willing to help to feed families. He later became employed with The Baltimore City Department of Sanitation. He was a exemplary employee for over 40 years before retiring, and he still consider the people at North East market as family.

Ernest Lee married Roslyn Young who preceded him in death.

Ernest Lee rededicated his life to Christ on Saturday May 31, 2020. He and his daughter Margo begin sharing about the goodness of the Lord's grace and mercy throughout his life.

Ernest Lee was affectionately called "Trouble" by his friends in the neighborhood. He loved children, dogs and piegons. He was extremely neat and organized, and he could be seen picking up trash up and down Luzerne Ave. from Chase to Federal Streets. 

Although he had began to experience first stages of dementia; he could answer you on point about any subject. He received excellence from his personal care provider Rita Watkins who became one of his daughters.

He was the last surving sibling, and he was proceeded in by his ten sisters and four brothers and also two sons Tyrone and Darnnell Vance. 

He talked alot of trash but his heart was pure gold. He will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him from the mail carrier and the Fed Ex Courier.

Forever cherishing his memories are his children Ernest lee (RoseMary) Morgan, Thirkielld Margo (Lamont) Echolos, Sydney (Joyce) Vance, James, Romaine, Grace Ann and Mary and Step children Theresa, Ianthony, Evenlyn, James (Keenya) Angela, and St. Matthew; grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; special thanks to Mary, Kathy, Tasha and Brenda.  

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June 4, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home
1412 E. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21213

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