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Alice Atkins Winkler

SoVaNow.com / March 02, 2021



Alice Atkins Winkler (Nay) died Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at her residence in Skipwith.


Mrs. Winkler was born Jan. 7, 1934 in Mecklenburg County to the late Joe and Robbie Crowell Atkins. She attended Holly Rock School in Skipwith. She was a faithful member of New Light Baptist Church until her health declined. Mrs. Winkler served there as treasurer for 33 years, as vice president of the Missionary committee, and as trustee of the church. 
She married the late Stephen Winkler Jr., and to their union, eight children were born.


She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Mary Craddock (Pulsome) of Skipwith and Carolyn Tucker (Larry) of Chase City; three sons, John “Frank” Winkler and Steve Winkler (Olivia) all of Skipwith and Bobby Winkler (Wendy) of Richmond; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Linwood Atkins (Renail) of Chase City, and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by three sons, Charles, Harry Lee, and Larry Winkler; two sisters, Katherine Hutchinson and Martha Webb; and three brothers, Lewis, Roy and Robert Atkins.


Graveside services will held Thursday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church Cemetery, Skipwith with Rev. Marvin Harris, officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 3 from 2-6 p.m. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a mask will be required for all viewings and services. We ask that you adhere to all guidelines, and practice social distancing.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com


Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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