Annabel Winston

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Annabel Hagerman Winston, 95, Westminster, Maryland, died January 21, 2017. She was the recent widow of the Reverend Hugh J. Winston, Jr. Annabel was born in Mason-Dixon, Pennsylvania, and moved to Richmond, Virginia, at the age of 15. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High in Richmond and attended Richmond Professional Institute (now part of Virginia Commonwealth University) and University of Virginia, Extension. Annabel was an elementary school teacher and bus driver, served as a secretary, worked in the accounting department of three Richmond firms, and was part owner of "The Compleat Gallerie" in Oakton, Virginia, until 1980. She worked in the framing business, building her own frames; was an award-winning artist, working in oils, pen and ink, charcoal, and watercolors; and was a custom seamstress for many years. Annabel served as a youth counselor on local, district, and conference levels for the United Methodist Church; was associated with the United Methodist Student Movement; a member of Interconference Committee on Campus and University Religious Life; an advisory committee member of the Washington Region, Women's Division, Board of Missions, United Methodist Church; a member of the Board of Directors of Wesley Community Centers (Portsmouth and Mary Washington College); Charlottesville District President, United Methodist Women; an American Red Cross fund chairperson; a member of the Board of Directors, Mental Health, Culpeper; a Job Corps case worker; a Pink Lady at Culpeper Hospital; and a member of Vienna Arts Society, League of Reston Artists, and Blue Ridge Arts. Annabel was known for staying active, even in her youth when she rollerskated 25 miles from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to Hagerstown, Maryland. She was one strong, self-described sassy woman who courageously endured serious health challenges the last 16 years of her life. Annabel is survived by daughters, Vickie Lewis (Earl Warren) of Warsaw, Virginia and Roberta Lucas of Westminster, Maryland; six grandchildren, Kaye Lewis, Warren Lewis (Sharon), Beth Swann, Cynthia Lewis, Stephanie Fanshaw (Greg), Christopher Lucas (Sundara); 10 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Annabel's husband, the Reverend Hugh J. Winston, Jr., preceded her in death by exactly 2 months. Annabel also was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Robert Hagerman, Sr.; and a brother, Robert Hagerman, Jr. A private family internment for both Reverend and Mrs. Winston will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Richmond with military honors for Reverend Winston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the A. Purnell Bailey Pre-Ministerial Program, Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505.

Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 18, 2017
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