Mrs. Winnie Frances Roach went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
She was born on February 6, 1925 in Homer, Ga. and lived on a cotton farm in Commerce, Ga. with her parents and ten brothers and sisters. She married Albert Wesley Roach and moved to Hapeville, Ga. where she had a successful career at Arrow Shirt Company as a supervisor. She never met a stranger, raising the spirits of everybody she met. Winnie was especially known for her contagious laugh. She loved being outdoors, especially while gardening and raking and burning leaves.
Winnie was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Roach.
She is survived by her son, Wesley (Mae) Roach; daughter, Frances (Walt) Roach Rodgers; grandchildren, Jeff (Tricia) Roach, Dennis (Becky) Roach, Steven (Amy) Roach, and Melinda (Scott) Pruitt; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Gene McDuffie and Leon McDuffie; and sister Betty McClung.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Ga. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12 – 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.
Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com