Winona Pickard Black 1923-2019 a native of Burlington, she passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Hospice Home of Burlington after a short illness and prior to that at the Home Place of Burlington. She was the wife of the late Roy G. Black, Jr. and lived in Graham upon their marriage. She and her late husband worked for Western Electric until their retirements. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin C. Pickard (Connie) and John E. Pickard Sr. (Christine) and nephew Alfred (Al) Leroy Pickard and sister-in-law Eula L Black (Caldwell). Survivors include: Nieces: Carolyn Pickard Truluck, New Bern, Jan Pickard Herring, East Over, Linda S. Scoggins, Lumberton. Nephews: John Edward Pickard, Jr., Skyland, Marvin “Buddy” Pickard, Reidsville, Wesley Calhoun Pickard, NC. Nine Great Nieces and Nephews, and Seventeen Great-Great Nieces and Nephews. The funeral service will be conducted in the McClure Funeral Service of Graham on Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 am with the family receiving friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service, Burial will follow at the Linwood Cemetery in Graham where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice Home of Burlington.
Winona and her late husband Roy both loved traveling and she would continue that after his death with her many girlfriends. She loved the beach and getting her suntan. She shared a friendship for over 50 years with the late Kathryn Miller and the two loved to share stories and shop for clothes. Kathryn’s husband, Phil Miller would share his love of nature with them. Her niece Carolyn would like to give special thanks to the people who made her life so special….. …..her great niece Sarah Truluck Battersby and husband Brian. They were frequent visitors, Sarah baking her goodies, and Brian sharing prayers and telephone calls and also visits to their home. …..her cousin Millard Denson who visited her almost everyday and always left her laughing.…..her friend Bill Moran who would meet Winona and later sister-in-law Eula at Hardees before church on Sundays.….Home Instead Senior Care, especially Cassandra Love and Tina Lee who may have started as care-givers but developed into a wonderful loving and caring friendship and who continued to be there as her journey ended.…..Dave (Visitation Pastor) and Deb Winstead (Sunday School teacher), who never stopped praying for her and always kept her up on friends at Harvest Baptist Church and all the other visitors from Harvest Baptist who brought her little gifts.….Charlie Brown, and Ginger Rouse who helped keep her life in order.…..Dr. Denny Tate, and Dr. Bruce J. Kowalski, her long time physicians who kept her going.
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