William Winchester

William Winchester

Monday, April 4, 1949 Friday, December 28, 2018

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Obituary for William M. Winchester

William Michael Winchester, affectionately known as “Bill", was a Wilmington Delaware native who passed away on Dec 28th, 2018 after succumbing to his battle with cancer.

The middle child of four (Dwight J, David L & Lemuel D Winchester), Bill was the second son born to mother, Beulah Blackston, and father, Lem Winchester, a respected Police Captain and world-renowned Jazz vibraphonist. Bill and his brothers lost both of their parents very early in life, however Bill managed to survive with the love support of family and extended family.

Bill attended Bayard Jr High School. Bill spent 23 years of his professional life employed by American Building Maintenance, who had contracts with companies such as DuPont.

Bill his preceded in death by his ex-wife, Chestine Winchester, who passed away only a month before Bill, who maintained a relationship with his step children.

Bill is survived by his only child, Michael Everett; one grandchild, Jadenna Monae; and nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

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    Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 11:00am
    Evan W. Smith Funeral Services (Wilmington)
    201 N. Union Street
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    Sunday, January 6, 2019

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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures in this time of bereavement.
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My deepest condolences to the Family on the lost of your dear loved one may God who binds up the broken hearted and comforts all who mourn strengthen you and give you peace in your time of sorrow (Isa 61:1,2)
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My sincere condolences for the loss of your dear loved one, may the God of all comfort be with the family during this most difficult time. Please find comfort from his word - 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 and Isaiah 25:8.
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I'm very saddened to hear that an elementary classmate has moved on. I will cherish the memories of knowing him and the fun we had as children and as we grew into adulthood. Rest in peace my friend. Larry D. Hudson
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