Tyler T. Winstead, 14, of Hill Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
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Born Dec. 6, 1997, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Terrence Sr. and Christine (Golden) Winstead, Wilkes-Barre.
Tyler was in the eigth grade at GAR Memorial Junior Senior High School, where he recently received High Honors for his academic achievements. He enjoyed learning about science and computers.
He played on the GAR Grenadiers seventh and eigth grade basketball team and also played on the Heights Packers football team. In earlier years, he wrestled for the Wilkes-Barre Wolves.
Tyler enjoyed playing video games with his siblings and friends or a pick-up game of basketball. He had a smile that would light up the world.
In addition to Tyler's parents, he is survived by his loving maternal grandparents, Willie and Carol (McCloe) Golden, with whom he resided and was raised by since he was three; paternal grandfather, Norman Douglas Winstead Sr., Md.; maternal great-grandmother, Bobbie Golden, Philadelphia; three brothers, Willie and Tydus Winstead and Christopher Lamoreux; two sisters, Jasmine Golden and Tawanna Winstead, all of Wilkes-Barre; several half-brothers and sisters; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Tyler was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Marguerite Winstead, who passed in 2011.
Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 105 Hill St., Wilkes-Barre. Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Brewster, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the Tyler T. Winstead Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of America, 406 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
To send Tyler's family words of comfort and friendship, visit www.BestLifeTributes.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2012