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Mildred Thelma Basinger Winecoff, 99, of China Grove went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at The Laurels of Salisbury after a brief illness. Mrs. Winecoff was born on September 23, 1914 in Concord a daughter of the late Baldy Eugene Basinger and Hester Shore Basinger.
She was educated in the Mooresville Schools and retired from Corriher Mills in Landis. She had worked with her sisters at Kiddy Care Nursery in China Grove where the children loved her stories and the songs she sang. Mrs. Winecoff was a member of Grace Christian Church in China Grove, NC enjoyed singing, quilting and being with family.
Known for her story telling and singing to family and friends she will be greatly missed. In her 99 years she saw unbelievable changes in the world, living thru World Wars, and the Great Depression she was an inspiration to all who knew her for her love of life.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by nephews, Keith Basinger and Terry Basinger; grandson Preston Scott Winecoff; sisters Mabel Basinger and Myrtle Cagle; and brother Benjamin Eugene Basinger.
Survivors include son, Boyce Eugene Winecoff and wife, Nell of China Grove; daughter, Zenna Winecoff Brown and husband, Hoyle of Salisbury; great grandchildren. Mike, Jessie, Krista, Nathan, David, Caleb, Daniel, Tyler and wife, Jordan, Hunter, Casie, Abby, Ben, Gracie, Chloe, Natalie, Emily and Dakota, grandchildren Todd Winecoff and wife, Susan and Dallas Winecoff and wife, Jamie; nieces, Carolyn Simpson, Linda Winecoff and Sara Rogers and husband, Calvin; and nephews, Ben Basinger, and David Winecoff and wife, Diane; great grandnephews; Travis Basinger and Jacob Basinger and great grandnieces; Shelly Basinger and Melissa Basinger.
A special thanks to the staff at The Laurels of Salisbury for their loving care of our beloved mother.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Jackson Park PH Church by Rev. Jimmy Barnhill, pastor and Rev. John Miller.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Grace Christian Church, PO Box 454, China Grove, NC 28023.
Online condolences can be made to the Winecoff family at www.carolinacremation.com.