Rev. Michael H. Winberry

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rev. Michael H. Winberry, 61, of Jonesboro passed away Friday, March 25, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial in Walnut Ridge.

Michael was born on Jan. 25, 1950, in Piggott, and he was a Methodist minister. He was on the camp board for the Wayland Springs Camp.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlis Winberry, and a daughter, Leslie Winberry.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Winberry of the home; four sons, Rick and wife Stephanie Gardner of Bono, Landon Winberry of Bay, Josh and wife Tara Nelson of Jonesboro, and Billy and wife Leah of Walnut Ridge; a daughter, Erica and husband Josh of Paragould; father Howard and step-mother, Bonnie Winberry of Malden, Mo.; step-brother, Wade Matthews of Bloomfield, Mo; step-sister LaDonna Mitchell of Malden, Mo.; six grandchildren, Bryson Nelson, Mazey, Ty and Mya Gardner, Logan Jones and Hayle Whitted.

Pallbearers were Billy Whitted, Wade Matthews, Karl Rudi, Josh Jones, Rick Gardner and Josh Nelson.

Funeral services were Monday, March 28, 2011, at the Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Dale Thrasher officiating. Burial followed at the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott.

Visitation was held Sunday, March 27, at Emerson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider Wayland Springs Camp, United Methodist Church District office, P.O. Box 1765, Jonesboro, AR 72403.