Jeanette Celestine Winborn, 84, of South Bend, IN., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 5:15 a.m., peacefully at home after a lingering illness. Jeanette was born June 10, 1935, to the union of Yvonne and Leonard Michaels in Helena, Arkansas.
At nine months she was legally adopted by Walter and Daisy Burch and after the death of Mr. Burch, Mrs. Burch took her three-year-old daughter Jeanette and relocated to Gary, Indiana. Jeanette met Riley E. Winborn, they married and six children were blessed to this union. She was a graduate of Frobel High School in Gary, Indiana. Jeanette served as a foster grandparent until her retirement. She had a special love for her children. Jeanette also was a Mother of Sweet Home Church.
Jeanette leaves to cherish her memories three daughters: Camile (Gerald) Boyce, Jeanmarie’ (Glenn) Anderson, and Suzette Winborn; one son, Anthony R. Winborn; 11 grandchildren: Riley Earl Winborn III, Joyce Marie Winborn, Michael and Crystal Winborn, Glenn P. Anderson II, Olivia Marie Anderson, Gerald and Markisha Boyce, Carvell Boyce, Janeen Boyce and Jenee' Boyce, Nadia and Tim Byrd and Teris Winborn; 15 great-grandchildren; her special friends: Mr. & Mrs. Nixon; a special niece, Rita Wilson; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Jeanette is preceded by her adopted parents, Walter and Daisy Burch; two sons: Riley and Jerome Winborn; her birth mother, Yvonne Michaels; husband, Riley E. Winborn; two sisters: Trosele and Ernestine. She will be missed.
Due to the Corona Virus there will be no repast.
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