Charlotte Rose Winfree, 67, of McMinnville (Centertown community) died Tuesday, June 23 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville.
She was born June 8, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., and was a retired educator of 30 years teaching elementary grades in Warren County primarily in Centertown and also at Covenant, she spoke fluent Spanish and taught others to speak it as well. Charlotte was a member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was an active member and enjoyed working with the young folks, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a volunteer at River Park Hospital, and she often visited with the patients at NHC Health Care. She was an active member of the community, participated in a book club and in a support group, and loved to travel and write poetry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Harding and Hazel Josephine Daniel Winfree and she is survived by her sisters, Kathy Dean Winfree, Rita (Tommy) Shehane, Janice (Mike) Reynolds, all of McMinnville and Vicky (Kenneth) Dearman of Douglasville, Ga.; brothers, Andy (Nadine) Winfree and David Winfree of McMinnville; nephews and nieces, Josh (Jenna) Winfree, Kent (Lisa) Winfree, Jarrett Winfree, Emily (Osvaldo) Lopez, Blaka (Nikki) Reynolds, Brett Youngblood, Caleb (Heather) Shehane, Isaac Shehane, Darrell (Janine) Winfree, Kelly Dearman, and Kenny Dearman. Many great nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lyon Walkup and Mark Parker will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The Winfree family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 26, 2015