Winnie Mudd Wilson, 95, joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020. Winnie was a devout Christian and lived her faith daily with her kindness and love for others. Her greatest joy was being with her family and especially her grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle.
Winnie was born at home on March 15, 1925 in Greensburg, KY to the late William Leon Mudd and Gay Bailey Squires. Winnie’s birth name was Carrie Elizabeth, but she changed her legal name to Winnie at age 18. Winnie grew up in Greensburg and moved to Louisville, KY following graduation from Greensburg High School to escape life on a tobacco farm. Winnie was voted “wittiest” of her senior class and continued to display a love of wit and humor all her life.
During a bus strike in Louisville, Winnie met the love of her life, David Ray Wilson, when he came to pick up her coworker from work in his new car. Winnie and David married August 1, 1950 and moved to Paducah, KY in 1952. Winnie worked at Internal Revenue Service for over 20 years. She was an active member of Broadway United Methodist Church for over 56 years until she relocated to St. Andrews Estates in Boca Raton, FL. Winnie and David raised their children in Paducah. David died in 1978, leaving Winnie a widow 42 years ago. In Paducah, Winnie enjoyed gardening and playing bridge. She was a member of the Paducah Garden Club. She also took great pride in hosting visitors every year for the Paducah Quilt Show and Museum. Winnie was famous for her hydrangeas, homemade peach ice cream, yeast rolls, and “Winnie’s Wonders” homegrown tomatoes.
Winnie joined Grace Community Church upon her relocation to Boca Raton in 2008. Winnie’s brother, William “Bill” Hollis Mudd, predeceased her. Survivors include her son, Ronald (Kellye) Wilson of Clinton, TN, daughter Jenny (Craig) Watts of Boca Raton, FL, granddaughter, Dr. Ashley Wilson Watts of Boca Raton, and grandson, Kyle David (Adreanna) Watts of Chevy Chase, MD. Winnie is also survived by beloved nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all of the excellent and compassionate staff at St. Andrews Estates OakBridge Terrace Assisted Living, especially Paula Ferrara and private caregivers Sheryl Strowbridge, Rosaline Wong, and Annie Noel.
There are no planned services at this time due to the COVID 19 Pandemic restrictions. Burial will be in Smithland Cemetery, Smithland KY. Family requests expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Grace Community Church of Boca Raton, 600 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33486 for the Mission Ministry of 4KIDS or Broadway United Methodist Church, 701 Broadway, Paducah, KY, 42001 for the Community Kitchen.
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