On November 28th, 2021 the Lord gained an exceptional angel in Winifred "Winnie" K. Crosby. Born on September 13, 1937, Winnie Crosby was the daughter of Iredale and Dessie Kennedy of Wayne County, NC. She married her loving husband Gary L. Crosby on September 27, 1956 and built a wonderful life filled with love for her family and friends.
Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gary Crosby, her brothers, Robert "Bob" Kennedy and Milton C. Kennedy, and sister Gail Kennedy. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, brothers Ashley Kennedy and Haywood (Mary) Kennedy, daughter Lori (John) Tracoma, son Kenneth " Ken" Crosby, grandchildren, Crystal (Steven) Crosby Ramus, Shannon Crosby, Scott Crosby and Dustin (Jessica) Tracoma, great-grandchildren, Alex Tracoma, Avalynn Ramus and Declan Crosby, and a host of nieces and nephews
An active member of Branches Baptist Church (Richmond, VA) and Sandy Bottom Baptist Church (Kinston, NC) for many years, Winnie loved the Lord and serving her community. She retired from SunTrust Bank, then formed G&W Couriers in 1990 with her husband Gary. They later retired to Seven Springs, NC where they made their home and enjoyed retirement for 15 years. In Winnie's spare time, she loved to visit Topsail Island, NC where she and Gary held their second home. The family has many fond memories of having fun on the beach - Winnie's happy place.
The family would like to express our special thanks to Judy and Missy Moody (Seven Springs, NC} and Donna and Jiggs Gordon, Lynette, Cynthia and Pam (Powhatan, VA) for their loving care of Mom for the last 6 years.
Winnie always said that she wanted her life to be celebrated when she returned home to be with the Lord.
A viewing will be held for family and close friends on Wednesday Dec. 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, 3215 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA. Her internment will be held at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery, 10300 Pridesville Road, Amelia Courthouse, VA on Dec. 2nd at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 8th , 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Sandy Bottom Baptist Church, 4568 NC-55, Kinston, North Carolina. Please reach out to the family to share any condolences or fond memories of Winnie Crosby.