BURLINGTON - May Bland Winstead, 101, a resident of Edgewood Place, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Burlington, N.C. She was a former resident of Saddle Club Villas for over 20 years, and previously at Twin Lakes Assisted Living, both in Burlington.
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The daughter of the late Charles Andrew and Edna Marks Bland, she was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Wadesboro, N.C. and graduated from Queens University in Charlotte and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A teacher in the Person County school system for 33 years, she retired in 1965 and moved to Burlington in 1977 after her husband's death.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Winstead was the only living charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Chi Chapter teachers' sorority in Roxboro and a former member of the Burlington Eta Chapter of ADK. She was also a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Founders and Patriots Chapter of the North Carolina Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. In addition, she was a Pink Lady volunteer at Memorial Hospital, a volunteer at the Alamance Historical Museum for many years and a member of the Centennial Garden Club. A longtime Methodist, she was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Roxboro and Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington, where she was a member of the Women of the Church and the Fannie Larkin Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Winstead is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William C. "Bill" Winstead Jr. and Janet M. Winstead; grandson, William C. "Chip" Winstead III and wife Leslie; and one great-grandson, Aidan Winstead of Burlington. She is also survived by a niece, Barbara Denton Biddix of Charlotte N.C.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Winstead Sr.; parents; sister, Castelloe Bland Denton Dowling of Charlotte; brother, Charles A. Bland Jr. of Wadesboro; and nephew, Graham Williams Denton Jr. of Charlotte.
A private family memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the W.C. Winstead crypt in Concord United Methodist Church cemetery in Roxboro, N.C. on Highway 57 North near Hyco Lake.
Lowe Funeral Home of Burlington is serving the family of Mrs. Winstead.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215, Front Street UMC Youth Appalachian Service Project (ASP), P.O. Box 2526, Burlington, NC 27216 or
The family will be at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Janet Winstead, Gibsonville, N.C.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 2 to July 3, 2014