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Eleanor D. Winters

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Eleanor D. Winters

AGE: 88 • Lincroft

Eleanor (Ellie) Dorothy Williamson Winters, of Lincroft NJ and a lifetime resident of Monmouth County, was called home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2017, with her loving family by her side.

Born January 27, 1929 in Newark, NJ, she was a graduate of Leonardo High School class of 1946. She went on to be a bookkeeper for various organizations, but her main joy would always be her family and her church. She was a member of the New Monmouth Baptist Church for 69 years, where on any given Sunday you could always find her in the back left pew.

Ellie is predeceased in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Raymond C. Williamson, her sister Arlene Hartman, brother Daniel McCandless and parents James Jenkins McCandless and Edna Anna McCandless Maute.

In 2003, Ellie married her present husband Richard C. Winters of Lincroft, NJ. Ellie and Dick would always tell their family and friends how blessed they were that the Lord had given them both the opportunity to have a second chance at love and happiness. Ellie and Dick originally met in the first grade at Leonardo Grammer School and reunited many years later while planning high school reunions.

Besides her loving husband Dick, Ellie is also survived by her children Dr. Gary Williamson and his wife Georgette (Pittsburgh, PA), Nancy Bard and her husband Jeffrey (Lancaster, PA), and Steven Williamson and his wife Cheryl (Levittown, PA) and two stepchildren Nancy Farr and her husband William (Middletown, NJ) and Mary Dale Kerr and her husband Bob (Plano, TX). Grandchildren Amanda Amaral and her husband Brian (Bristol, RI), Jared Williamson and his fiancé Anja Rapp (Tacoma, WA), Alyssa Iddings and her husband Drew (Hershey, PA), and Lauren Nicholson and her husband Thomas (Easley, SC), Raymond Williamson, Ryan Williamson and Eric Williamson (Levittown, PA). Step grandchildren Melissa Bernadelli and husband Bryan (MD), Amy Farr (NJ), Jessica Hagan and husband Chris (TX) and Daniel Kerr and his wife Amy (DC). She also has 4 great grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Surviving also is her sister Katherine St. George (FL) and her brother Roy McCandless (CT).

Ellie was a loving and caring person and she was so proud of her beautiful family. Ellie took pride in cooking and planning parties and effortlessly hosted dozens of family events throughout the years. Linens were always perfectly pressed and the food was always piping hot. Her sparkling eyes and infectious smile will always be remembered. She enjoyed doing cross word puzzles and the companionship of her little Maltese, Chrissie. Ellie became known as "Amazing Ellie" after a series of serious health issues initially hospitalized her 7 years ago for 9 months. Her husband Dick faithfully sent weekly email updates to "Ellie's Fan Club" and her unbelievable resilience gave her the name.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitations at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday April 7, 2017 at New Monmouth Baptist Church, 4 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., New Monmouth, NJ. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ellie's name to New Monmouth Baptist Church. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 4, 2017
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