Thank you for your service and for living such a long time so you could share with many others . May you rest in peace, God Bless you & your family!
As a student of the Civil War I had the privilege to be invited as a guest at the Winters home on South Mountain in 1967 and again in 1971. John was highly respected as one of the most knowledgable historians of the war and was greatly supported in his work by Charlotte. I remember with gratitude our long trips in his jeep over the old roads used by the armies which are today little more than tracks. John's contribution to the accurate understanding of the war should not be underestimated. They will both be remembered with lasting affection.
I recently toured the WWI Museum in Kansas City, MO. I was overwhelmed by all the information I didnt realize was out there and felt the desperation all that served must have felt. Thank you for your service and bravery, Ms. Winters. May you and the others rest in peace now, knowing you will not be forgotten . God Bless your family.
Thank you, ma'am, for your courage and sacrifice. You have made this country a better place for ALL Americans, but especially for those of us women who serve in our Armed Forces. Thanks for leading the way - you are an inspiration for all of us.
If it wasn't for her, I would not have been able to have ever join the Navy. My heart goes out to all the WAVEs that changed the role of all a woman stands for in this One Nation Under God. May she rest in peace.
I did not know of Charlotte until her passing but am impressed with her pioneering spirit. I am going to include her achievements in a program for girls about the history of women in the Navy that my aunt (a WWII Navy vet)and I conduct aboard the US Battleship NJ.
I want to say thank you for being so courageous. May God Bless you and may you rest in peace.
An extraordinary woman! The real heroes of this world are those such as she. I have renewed faith, inspiration and hope and for that I extend my sincere thanks.
Very impressive life of service. A credit to all woman. Thank you so much.
Thank You for our Freedom. Job well done.
Dear Charlotte,We Respect,Honor & will not forget you for your service.
Commander,Dean Horton American Legion Navy Post # 108 Toledo, Ohio
Gerard W. Jacobs & surviving members.
Dear Aunt Charlotte, How blessed we feel to have known such a wonderful lady. We will always keep you dear in our hearts. Family and extended family of your nephews Ronald B. Mahaffey, Jr., Ronald B. Mahaffey, III and Ronald B. Mahaffey, IV.
Ms. Winters, I know that it is too late to say thank you for what you did during that time, but I want to thank you anyway. THANKS
Wow what a courageous woman. Such a strong heart and a lot of guts!
God Bless and Keep You. Such a fine and courageous lady.
Fair winds and following seas..shipmate
Mrs Winters, I am so sorry I never had the opportunity to know you in this life. I send Seaman Winters a smart salute and wish you God's speed on this transition and new leg of your journey. I send you best wishes from all your sisters in the military. Thank you.
Grace E. McMillan
WAC Chapter 97 - Hernando
Family, and friends of Charlotte Winters,
I am truly delighted to know that such an individual as she served our country! I believe that the Lord is proud of her. I do salute her now and am grateful.
God Bless and Thank you Ms.Winters for serving our Country and paving the way for other female veterans.
May you rest in peace with all the Heavenly Angels.
My father was a WWI Veteran. He has long passed, I was proud of him and those who served with him. Also my husband is a WWII Veteran. God Bless those who serve!
God bless you and keep you Ms. Winters.
My deceased husband was a WWII veteran and very patriotic. He would have admired Charlotte very much as do I. God Bless you Charlotte - you were a wonderful woman.
God bless you Charlotte for paving the way for women in the military
Thank You for Serving Our Country! It is an honor to be able to say Thank You!
THANK-YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY.
YOU WERE A TRUE AMERICAN WOMAN.. GOD BLESS YOU.
YOU'RE AN ANGEL AND WITH ANGELS. REST IN PEACE
God Bless you and yours, from one sailor to another.
This story is an inspiration to all Americans. I read about this remarkable woman in my morning paper. My sympathy to the family. Think what this country would be if we all followed in her example.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May God comfort your family at this sad time . The Bible promises that, there will be a time when there is no more sickness,death, sorrow or pain . A New world ruled by Jesus will be here. (Rev.21:4)
Dear Aunt Charlotte, we will always remember you so fondly and with much love. You and Uncle Russ kept our son Jim for a couple of weeks one summer when he was 12. You took him around to all the battlefields and taught him so much about the Civil War. He never forgot your kindness. You had a wonderful and meaningful life. We are so proud to have been members of your family. Greg and Cherry
Well done, good and failthful servant! God Bless and keep you for all eternity. And, from one grateful american..."thank you"!!
God has called for one of his beautiful Angels to come home. We as a nation were Blessed to have known Mrs. Charlotte Winters. May God Bless you and your families during this time.
THANK YOU !
SMOOTH SEAS AS YOU SERVE LIFE ETERNAL IN GOD'S HEAVENLY FLEET.
ONE OLD SAILOR TO ANOTHER.
THE COCHRAN FAMILY FROM ARIZONA
Mrs Winters is a hero to all women and the womens rights movement. She is a hero to this country as well. She will be remebered for her great achievements. My heart goes out to her family and friends. God Bless.
Chalotte, Thank you so much! God Bless you
May God Bless your family during this time. Thank you for your service to this great country. May you always be remembered as part of the Women's History Month.
You are an inspiration to me. Thank You.
Our country is so grateful to you and all the other servicemen-there are no words to Thank you enough.
God Bless you and your family
God Bless you Charlotte. Thank-you for your service to our country.
God Bless the Winters Family
A living legend, with a brave and gentle soul, has left us.
Your duty here is done brave woman!
Watch over us from above Charlotte.
Rest in Peace. God Bless.
May You Rest in peace
To the family of Ms. Charlotte Winters may you find comfort in God's words at John 5:28 and 29 that read "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Yes, God promises in the very near future a resurrection right here on a Paradise earth (a clean earth) with no one being sick and no more people dying. Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 25:8; Luke 23:43; 2 Peter 3:13. Even old age will be a thing of the past according to Job 33:25.___ At Revelation 21:3, 4, there is described the earth as God promises it will be. Yes, he promises an end to mournful tears, pain, suffering, sickness and DEATH. Verse 5 adds that God will "MAKE ALL THINGS NEW." Just imagine, no more crime, violence or wars. (Psalms 37:9-11, and verse 29; Psalm 46:9) Truly the meek shall inherit the earth as Jesus Christ promised in the Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:5) I hope your family find these words to be encouraging during such a difficult time in your lives. May you draw close to God (Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18) in prayer, and the Bible promises that "he himself will sustain you."---Psalm 55:22
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
You, my dear lady, will forever be an inspiration to women every where. May you rest in peace.
Thanks for serving our country!! My prayers are with the family.
What a great lady to pave the way for all of us women vets. We couldn't have done it without you! Your patriotism and pride set an example for all Americans.
You are a real inspiration to all of us women during the war on terrorism.
Thank you for being there for all of us.
You served your country well, now you are serving our Lord. May you be blessed.
She lived and saw it all and now she is at home. What a beautiful life! God Bless!
A real American patriot. Thank you for serving our country.
GOD BLESS THIS KIND AND GENTLE WOMAN. SHE IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US.
GOD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR YOU.ENJOY HEAVEN,AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT COUNTRY.
You'd never think of yourself as a hero but a real hero never would.
Please know that my prayers and sorrows are with your family and friends.
Salute to a fully lived life! Rich in family, friends, God and country. Well done Charlotte, well done. You indeed made a difference in this world.
Thanks to Charlotee I was able to serve 4 great years in the US Navy as a WAVE. May she now be with all her military friends again.
Mrs Winters - I salute you with all
military honors. Because of you and
your dilegence I was able to retire
after 30 years of service. May you
rest in Peace. You were a great warrior.
Thank You Charlotte
To the family of Mrs. Winters:
I would have enjoyed talking with her. She opened many doors for women. My mother was in the WAVES in WWII.
She must have been a wonderful person. Now she is serving in the Navy of our Lord.
At ease sailor, now you can rest in peace.
Thank you for opening doors to women everywhere, not just the military. We, as Americans, are proud of you. Rest in peace Charlotte and know your time here on earth truly made a difference!
Thank you for the service and love of our wonderful country. You are an inspiration to women everywhere Mrs. Winters. May you rest in peace.
I look at your picture and see such grace and beauty. The 2nd thing I notice is your clothing; red, white and blue. God Bless you and God Bless America!
God bless you Mrs. Winters for your patriotism and your service to our Country. May you rest in peace and my the loved ones you've left behind feel the love and appreciation you so richly deserve.
Thank you, Mrs. Winters, for all you have done for women everywhere, and for female Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. You are a true patriot to this country, and should be remembered always, especially this month as it is Women's History Month. HOOAH, and I salute you. -- SGT Kimberly Schatz, GA Army National Guard
With deepest sympathy on your loss. It is because of individuals like Charloette Winters that we have the freedoms we so enjoy.
she was a nice peice of history for us
I will always remember what you and every veteran has done for our country. I will tell my children about what you had done so they can continue to honor your name as they grow to tell their children and so on. God Bless You,
Mrs. Christine Pagsanhan
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank you for your service to our Country. It is regular American citizens such as Miss Winters who over the course of our history have stepped up and helped to make OUR COUNTRY the place it is. Thank you again Miss Winters
Dear Ms. Winter I have 4 girls thank you for opening doors for them and all of the little girls to come rest with God now will take it from here.
May God bless the soul of this truly gutsy woman and thank you for your service to our country.
You are truly an inspiration to women everywhere. Thank you so much for your contribution to our country and to our gender.
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
THANK YOU MRS. CHARLOTTE WINTERS, NOW REST IN PEACE.
EVONNE ZELLARS (MUNCIE, INDIANA)
God Bless this wonderful woman.I met her many times before I retired from the Military.
Sylvia R. Williams, YN1/RET, USCG
Thank you for your service to our country.
WOW!!! I hope I can look back at the end and pleased with all that I've done and the change I've helped along. Without her stepping up we wouldn't be able to hold the positions we do today as women!!! What a great legacy you have left behind. Thank You and God Bless you all as you work through this difficult time.
God Bless you at this time of loss. I hope her memories of this incredible time are documented. My prayers are with you.
Thank You for your patronage.
Our loss, Heaven's gain. I thank you for your service to our country. To those who are reading these, please pray for my nephews, USMC. 1 has just returned from his 2nd tour in Iraq, the other leaves in May for his 1st tour. May God bless you and yours as he has me and mine :)
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss. I appreciate all your mother and grandmother did to fight for women's rights in the military. I retire this year after 23 years in the USAF!
America be proud of a woman that loved her country. Asking God's blessings on her family left behind.
Take it easy and have a good trip, you will be missed and loved.
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you in the coming days and bring you comfort and peace.
Well done good and faithful servant. Now enter the kingdom of peace and love.
God Bless you and your family. I am a young woman currently serving in the military and it is still difficult. I admire you. Rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to your family. She set an example that every American should follow in their heart and actions. She will be truly missed by everyone who had the pleasure and privilege to have spoken with her.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Another National Treasure Lost! Thank you for your service to our great country. The freedoms we enjoy today, are the results of the sacrifices made by you and your fellow Veterans. God bless you.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
My sympathy to the family of Ms. Winters. We have another angel in heaven to look out for us, like she did for her country while she was here.
What a wonderful legacy this wonderful woman has left her family and the world. My grandfather was a WWI veteran and we are grateful to all who made it possible for our lives as they are today. God Bless Your Family.
Linda Lang, GA
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Rest in peace Ms. Winters. Thank you for leading the path for me and other female veterans. I never knew you but sure do wish I had. Maybe I will see you in that proverbial "Big Formation in the Sky". Military honors to you. God bless.
God Bless and I know that you are in a better place. You did your part on this earth. and may GOD bless you for that. My prayers go out to your family and friends.
May God Bless You...Thank For All You Did For This Country...May You Rest In Peace.
Sincere blessing to the family of Mrs. C. Winters. Sadly, I learned about Mrs. Winters and her fight for women to serve in the military after her death. As a female serving in the military; I want to say thank you Mrs. Winters for your dedication to service to this great nation and for opening doors for military women.
Fair Winds and following Seas Miss Charlotte.
Thank you for paving the way for women in the military and your service to our country.
Eventhough we are not Americans, we are proud for what she has done for America and the Peace of the World. Rest In Peace.
Thank you and God Bless thee
What a great lady. Rest in peace.
GOD BLESS YOU, CHARLOTTE, REST IN PEACE
She is now flying among the stars and angels to be with our Father in Heaven.
I didn't know you but I am also a vet.
Thanks charlotte I know you will be missed.
Thank You for your service to are great Nation. May God Bless your Family and This Great Nation.
US Navy Sailor
God Bless!! Thanks for support to this country!!
Thank you Mrs. Winters for your service. I know that your loved ones are very proud of the legacy you leave. I hope to one day make your acquaintance among the Angels.
Thank you for what you did. Because of you, we are where we are today. Rest in Peace, you were the wind beneath our wings.
I wish I had known this wonderful heroic lady.God bless her family for their loss.We all feel you sadness.
A VERY PATRIOTIC LADY...AND BLESSED TO LIVE 109 YRS. AND SEE THE MULTITUDE OF CHANGES THAT TOOK PLACE IN HER LIFETIME. MAY GOD BLESS.
To the Winters Family,
You should and I'm sure you are, be proud of Charlotte. God Bless her, you and this country. We have a lot to learn from people with the same courage she displayed.
Thank you for your service to our country even though it tried to reject it. Your bravery and convictions are the true elements of Patriotism. God Bless.
I did not know Ms. Winters personally, but I know that you must be proud of her. What a blessing she was. May God give you peace in this difficult time of loss.
Denny and Ann,
I want to express my condolences on the loss of your aunt. I understand that she had a very long and full life. She is in a better place today.