Linda Joyce Watkins-Winston, 73, of Charlotte, formerly of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Luther A. Watkins Sr. and brother, Donald Yarborough.
She is survived by her husband, Harold B. Winston; daughter, Pamela W. Curbeam (John), of Charlotte; son, Master Sgt. Kyle S. Winston, of San Antonio, Texas; mother, Hazel Y. Watkins, of Wake Forest; sisters, Dianne W. Laws and Theresa A. Watkins; brothers, Carl (Frances), Luther (Emma), William Watkins and Frederick (Glendine) Jefferys, of Wake Forest; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a host of other loving relatives and friends; and God-sisters, Pauline W. Burnette (Troy), Daphine W. Hicks, Rudine Bradford, Mary C. Watkins, Harriet S. Council, Macy Y. Dixon (Dickie), Carolyn Shackleford (William) and Rita W. Gamble (Chris).
Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday), June 12, at 1 p.m., at East Stonewall A.M.E. Church in Charlotte, with the Rev. Dr. Michael E. McLean officiating.
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