Anna Belle Winfrey
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OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Opelousas for Ms. Anna Belle "Bee" Kimble Winfrey, 87, who passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at her residence in Opelousas. Interment will be in Garden of Memory Cemetery in Opelousas.
Rev. Richard Bradley will be officiating the funeral services.
Ms. Winfrey was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where she was a Bible School Teacher for 40 years, Missionary and Deaconess. She was a member of the NAUW - National Association of University Women Hall of Fame, St. Landry Parish Bi-Racial Committee, President of Parent-Teacher Committee at Southwest Elementary, Southwest Elementary Grandmother, St. Landry Parish Poll Commissioner, Co-founder of Cub Scout Pack #385, Boy Scout Troop #166, first Black Officer for Evangeline Area Council and employed by LACarp as a St. Landry Senior Companion for 15 years.
Ms. Winfrey is survived by: four sons, Wesley W. Winfrey, Sr. and Kenneth J. Winfrey (Stephanie), both of Opelousas, Daniel D. Winfrey (Cynthia) of Baton Rouge and Craig S. Winfrey (Mary) of Houston, TX; three daughters, Nancy L. Winfrey Pierre (Charles), Cynthia Winfrey and Jacquelyn Winfrey Williams (Paul), all of Opelousas; one brother-in-law, Patrick Siverand of California; one son-in-law, Chester Lewis, Sr. of Houston, TX; one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Winfrey of Houston, TX; first cousins, George Kimble of California and Lucille Levy of Opelousas; three special friends, Barbara "Bobbie" Anderson, Barbara Brownlee and Dee Etta Jones; 34 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Mose (Ella Andrus) Kimble; her husband, Charles Winfrey, Sr.; one daughter, Dianne Winfrey Lewis; two sons, Donald Winfrey and Charles Winfrey, Jr.; one grandson, Thomas Braxton Pierre; and one great great grandson, Ray'Shaad Aquillard.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church.
Words of condolences may be expressed at fordandjosephfh.com.
Ford and Joseph Funeral Home, 907 N. Market St., Opelousas, LA, (337) 942-6750, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Daily World on Feb. 27, 2014
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