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Winona “Winnie” Ennis

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 20, 2016 @ 2:47 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 19 Comments

Winona Audrey “Winnie” Merrithew Ennis died Tuesday at Croasdaile Retirement Village following a brief illness. A native of Portland, Maine, Mrs. Ennis was a Durham resident since 1960. She attended Shaw Business College in Portland and Craft Business College in Durham. Mrs. Ennis retired from Central Carolina Bank (now Suntrust) after 35 years of service as a loan officer. Following retirement she was an auxiliary volunteer at Duke Hospital for several years.

Winnie Ennis was a highly dedicated and trustworthy member of the CCB employee family, ever diligent in her business career. She was a lady of gracious manners, with a quick and dry sense of humor, and always taking pride in her appearance.

Surviving are her husband, L. Shelton Ennis; a sister, Phyllis Densmore of Westbrook, ME and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral will be held 11:00 AM Monday on the Ennis family plot of Coats City Cemetery, Coats, NC. Friends may visit 2-4 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Gifts in Winnie’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. On-line memorials: hallwynne.com


Condolences for the family of “Winona “Winnie” Ennis”

Condolence from Sarah Allen on April 20th, 2016 4:12 pm

Shelton, I am so sorry to hear about Winnie. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and lots of prayers are coming your way. Much love, Sarah Allen

Condolence from Sarah Allen on April 20th, 2016 4:15 pm

Shelton, I am sorry to hear about Winnie. Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and lots of prayers are coming your way. Much love, Sarah Allen

Condolence from Sue Whitt on April 20th, 2016 6:24 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Winnie’s passing. Used to have lunch with her every day. Thinking about the family at this time.

Condolence from Alicia and Bill Baucom, Jr. on April 21st, 2016 6:04 am

Mr. Ennis: So very sorry to read of Mrs. Ennis’ passing. Our thoughts are with you.

We shall forever be thankful for your every kindness and friendship and your help when my mother passed.

You will be in our prayers.

Alicia and Bill Baucom, Jr.

Condolence from Linda Mangum on April 21st, 2016 7:06 am

My staff and I are so very blessed to have known Winnie for 40+ years. She was an amazing woman. She loved deeply and she so enjoyed laughter. I especially value and appreciate this last year that I shared with her and with Shelton. It was a tough year for her, but she learned to live each day as it came. When her health became more challenged, she still came for hair time each week! I cherish these years of knowing her and I will always remember how she loved me. I miss you Winnie!
Love, Linda Mangum and the staff of A New Reflection

Condolence from Marshall and Diane Bailey on April 21st, 2016 9:20 am

Shelton we were so sorry to hear about Winnie’s passing. You and Winnie have been such good friends for many years and we have treasured your friendship. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love

Marshall and Diane Bailey

Condolence from Debbie Nestor on April 21st, 2016 10:29 am

So very sorry to hear about Winnie passing. She was a very special lady and I will never forget the kindness she showed to a inexperienced girl starting her career in banking. God’s comfort to all the family.

Condolence from Pat Painter on April 21st, 2016 10:54 am

Shelton, I’m so sorry to hear of Winnie’s death. Know she’s had many health problems, and now she won’t have any more suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m still not able to get out and about yet, but know that I’d be there if I could. You were so special to my family. God bless you and give you peace.

Condolence from Jimmy Benner on April 21st, 2016 12:46 pm

Shelton , I am very sorry for your lose of “Winnie” . You had many good years, but the has been very trying and hard for you, you know I have been there. You were very good to Winnie and she will leave a big hole in your Heart.Have faith each day and it will get a little better with time. As your Brother-in-law , I will be here for you . My thoughts and PRAYERS will be with each day .

Condolence from Gwen Finlayson on April 21st, 2016 3:08 pm

Shelton, I was so sorry to read of Winnie’s death. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Stay strong and God be with you.

Condolence from Dennis Milko on April 21st, 2016 9:16 pm

Shelton,
Joyce and I are out of town and cannot be with you to share your grief over Winnie’ passing.
Please accept our most sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Denny and Joyce

Condolence from Joyce woodard & Kim Hall on April 22nd, 2016 8:57 am

Shelton was sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet wife Winnie. Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Joe and I always enjoyed our times with you all in the Durham Exchange Club. Heart felt sympathy and love go out to you.

Condolence from Wanda Newton on April 22nd, 2016 12:03 pm

Shelton, I am so sorry that Miss Winnie has passed away. She was one of the kindest ladies I have ever known. She had a big heart and a great sense of humor. She would always go out of her way to make sure that anyone that was in need of anything, was taken care of. Please know that she loved you so dearly and that you were the love of her life! She will be greatly missed! Wanda Newton & family

Condolence from Michelle Watkins on April 22nd, 2016 3:05 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Winnie. She was a wonderful lady. She and Earl hired me at CCB bragtown in 1984 and was a pleasure to work with. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Condolence from Terry Lane on April 22nd, 2016 3:07 pm

Shelton I am so very sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. I so enjoyed our years at CCB Bragtown together. I will miss her laughter and her quick wit. I still have several items she gave me that I will treasure always. Will keep you in my prayers.

Condolence from Drew Rhodes on April 23rd, 2016 9:35 am

Shelton I was saddened to hear the news of Winnie’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Leslie & Drew Rhodes

Condolence from Cricket Gamble Ashby on April 23rd, 2016 11:58 am

Shelton I am so sorry to of Winnie’s death. She was a precious lady. She was an Awesome neighbor and friend to my mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Betty Scarantino on April 23rd, 2016 2:47 pm

Shelton, I am so very sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. Her obituary describes her perfectly. Loved her dearly. I will always regret that I hadn’t spent more time with her. You always think you have time. She always meant a great deal to Joe and myself . My prayers will be with you. I know how wonderful you were to her and she loved you dearly. You were truly soulmates

Condolence from susan dodd on April 24th, 2016 2:09 pm

Shelton, Jerry are so sorry to hear of Winnie’s passing. She was surely a wonderful lady. Our prayers are wlth you.

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