WINDSOR, NC – Frances Rene Winchester, age 38, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.
Rene was born on January 4, 1985 to John Douglas Winchester and Gladys Slate Winchester in Groton, CT. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, turtles, and mainly spending time with family. Her true joy was her daughter. They had many shopping trips together and loved going to McDonald’s together. Rene loved to have a good time and was devoted to taking care of others, especially children. She was loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by Father, John Douglas Winchester.
Rene is survived by her mother, Gladys, her daughter, Lauren Rene Vick; a stepdaughter, Janece LeAnn Vick; two sisters, Tammy Lynn Jenkins(Jack) of Portsmouth, VA, and Melissa Turner (Jason Clark) of Ahoskie, NC; a brother, Charles David Slate, Sr. (Donna D. Taylor) of Franklin, VA; Lauren’s father, Daniel Vick of Aulander; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Dr. J Brabban officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to help with the cost the family has incurred with the sudden loss of Rene by clicking here.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Winchester family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.