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Mary Glynn Winham

Friday, June 7, 2024
Mary Glynn Winham

Funeral services for Mary Glynn Winham, 96 of Ruston, were held Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 11 a.m., at New Prospect Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Craig officiating.

Interment followed at Longstraw Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral homes of Ruston. Visitation was held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m., at New Prospect Baptist Church.

Mary was born May 5, 1928, in Choudrant, in Lincoln Parish, and very peacefully passed away June 3, 2024, in Ruston.

In 1946, Mary graduated from Choudrant High School. In 1950, Mary graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Elementary Education. After graduating, Mary taught school in Minden and Greenwood.

One day after teaching school in Minden, several of her fellow teachers decided to go get a hamburger at a local diner. It was here that Mary met Ansel M. Winham, Sr., who was back in Minden, recovering from an aircraft accident.

They started dating and were married on July 7, 1953. Ansel and Mary would end up enjoying a marriage that lasted for 70 years together. In 1963, Mary gave birth to their only son, Marvin.

Mary was a servant- giver who always seemed to place others in her family before herself. Mary enjoyed traveling on occasion, but mostly preferred the peace and solace of running a home. Mary kept a calm, well-kept home with clean laundry and clothes.

Mary would sing silly songs when she made breakfast in the morning, while Ansel and Marvin rolled their eyes. Mom was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Ruston, who served for many years. Mary loved to bake and found great delight in specializing in various Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts.

Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Evelyn Pipes; parents, Wade Hartwell and Eliza Pipes; brothers, Walter and (Betty) Pipes, Truman and (Ruby) Pipes.

Mary is survived by her brother, Bert Neil Pipes ( Glenda); son, Marvin Winham (Kayla); grandsons, Stephen ( Ally), and Philip; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes. com.