Naomi Denton Winchester
Ms. Naomi Faye Denton Winchester, daughter of the late Rev. Lincoln and Martha Denton, went home to be with our Lord Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Greer, SC.
Surviving are: daughters, Karen (David) Thompson, Stafford, TX, and Vicki Dalton, Spring, TX; son, Chuck (Nancy) Winchester, Greenville SC; sister, Vergie (Gene) Swinson, Monroe NC; brother, Rev. Roy Denton, Weaverville, NC; grandchildren, D.J. Dalton, Spring, Texas, Nick Thompson, Bellingham, WA, Chip (Kay’Lynn) Winchester, Greenville, SC, and Christopher (Monica Li) Barron, Fountain Inn, SC; special family and friends, Abi (Pilo) Barron, Greer, SC, Sandy Winchester, Fountain Inn, SC, Becky Pope, Greer, SC, Jameal Daniel Bennett, Ronald Stacy, Tommy Brady, Lynette Owens, Jackie Pearson, Joanne Breaneau, all of Greer, SC, Juanita Coleman, Greenville, SC, Eva Franklin Gregory, Spring, TX (originally Morganton, NC), Celia Streety, Houston, TX, Laura Washington, Humble, TX, Ann Edwards, Greer, SC, and Aquana Anderson, Greenville, SC; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is predeceased by a sister, Nina (Wilson) Chapman; brothers, Charles “Hub” Denton, Clyde (Betty) Denton, and Wade Denton; and sister-in-law, Ruby Denton. Naomi was born and raised in Connelly Springs, NC, on nineteen acres of land in a four-room house, two log rooms, no electricity or running water. In 1951, she, her mother and her siblings, moved to Enola community, NC. Naomi and her family attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Enola. She had a beautiful voice, was in the church choir, and was frequently asked by the minister to sing the “next verse” by herself while the congregation listened prayerfully (frequently to Amazing Grace or How Great Thou Art). In 1957, Naomi graduated from Salem High School in Salem, NC. After graduation she was employed by Home Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and then the State Bank in Morganton as a teller. In 1960, she married Skip Winchester and moved to Greenville, SC, where they were blessed with three beautiful children.
In view of the Covid restrictions a celebration of Naomi’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.