November 26, 2020

Mrs. Winnie Dunson

Ms. WInnie ObitWinnie Hendricks-Ware Dunson was born September 18, 1924 to the parentage of the late Johnny B. Hendricks and Sarah Francis Phillips-Hendricks-Ransby.

She first joined in marriage with the late Samuel L.C. Ware; to this union four children were born: Johnny, Sarah, Jimmie Mae and Elnora.

Together they raised two granddaughters as their own, Monica Rogers-Smith and Angela Rogers-Thomaston.

Several years after the death of her beloved first husband, Winnie was joined in holy matrimony to the late M.C. Dunson, and also shared her love with his ten children and grandchildren.

Winnie was united in Christian faith with the Heard Wesley United Methodist Church at an early age. She was a very active member and continued to work in the House of the Lord until her health failed. She loved working for the Lord and often attended her husbands churches, Ebenezer and Friendship Baptist Church, where she worked diligently.

She always strived to make a better life for herself and others. She loved children. Throughout her life she touched the lives of so many.

In the mid 40’s she taught school at Corinth and Mt. Carrie schools in Heard County, both one-room schools. Later she worked as a cook at the Mary Johnson and Heard Elementary schools until she retired. She was a part of the “village” that helped raised the child.

She passed away on February 12, 2017.

Winnie was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, her only sister Gertrude, only son Johnny, granddaughter Monica and great-granddaughter Ebonee.

She leaves to cherish her memories Sarah (Willie) Almond, Jimmie (Hollis) Jones, Elnora (Barry Sweet), 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, her special aunt Nellie Ruth Hendricks-Wood and a host of relatives and friends.

Also, Taron, Tenecia and Aundre lovingly refer to her as “grandma.”

The Celebration of Life Service will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church in Franklin. Rev. Alpheia Murray will officiate and burial will follow at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home of Lagrange is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Sharon Bennaman says

    To all the family, sorry for your loss! I’d like to tell each of you that, It was an honor and privilege to be able to take care of Mrs Winnie! Thanks to the family for letting me be apart of such a wonderful persons life! I truly miss her!

  2. Deborah Stewart says

    Dear Family and Friends of Ms. Winnie: There was never a time that I did not find a beautiful smile on Ms. Winnie when I would stop by to visit with her. Please accept my offer of condolences on your loss of such a beautiful lady.

  3. Barbara White says

    I am so blessed to have met and known the late sister Winnie Ware Dunson.My deepest and sincere sympathy goes out to the Ware & Dungeon Families.The late M.C.Dunson was a dear friend of my Late Parents Neal& Lucille Cooper of the Centralhatchee Community.(Humbly Submitted by Barbara White &Family- ForestPark, Ga

  4. Bobbie Britton(Most of you know me as Bobbie Morris) says

    I never met Mrs. Winnie in person but through her families stories and love, I got a glimpse of the wonderful and loving person she was. It is with love and respect that your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you in his comforting arms as he welcomes her home!

  5. Carrie N Jones says

    Hi Sarah and family sorry for your lost, our hearts are with you all and praying that you all be comfort at this time, we love you all. Carrie Nell Jones and Family

  6. Hearing this news saddened my heart. I will keep your family in my prayers. Ms. Winnie B. will be remembered as a kind, mild, loving person. May your future days be filled with the loving memories of her.

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