Winnie Ruth (Snell) Turner was born on August 27, 1954 in West, Texas to Eva Lee (Snell) Turner. On October 4, 2019, she transitioned to her eternal seat in heaven.
During her earlier years she attended Dunbar schools in what was referred to as “West Station”.
Winnie had a passion for serving others, and a desire to be kind to everyone she met. At an early age, Winnie joined Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. Weaver Sr. She later became a devoted member of Greater Shiloh, under the leadership of Rev. James Snow, where she served on the usher board. Winnie worked as a home healthcare provider for over 12 years and as an upholstery worker for what was formerly known as TSTI. She was a faithful attendee at Sunny Day Daycare where she looked forward to going and enjoying the activities.
Known to all family & friends simply as “Winnie Snell”, she was well known all over Waco and she loved spending time with her family. Winnie also enjoyed recreational bingo, a daily stroll, and especially a nice purse.
Winnie is proceeded in death by two sons Christopher Snell, and Elton Snell; her mother and stepfather Eva Lee & Alvin Turner, and husbands M.P. Pierson and William Turner.
She is survived by two children: Vincent (Boreshio) Snell and Keisha Snell; siblings: Katherine (Melvin) Hackworth, Evelyn Carter, Emily Faye McCutcheon, Bobby Snell, Charles “Dell” (Emma) Snell, and Rochelle Turner.
Winnie adored her grandchildren: Jessica Lewis, Kanisha Lewis, Donovan Snell, Jeffrey “Sambo” Richardson, LaQuoia Snell, Antonio Pierson, Shanquavia “Plum” Davis, Reshonda Holloway, Talicia Snell, Shayanna Snell, Vintavia Snell, and Vincent Snell Jr. and her 21 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Winnie was cherished by her aunts and uncle: Mrs. Eliza Lott, Mrs. Georgia Lee Bailey and Rev. Johnny (Annie) Snell. Winnie was extremely close to her devoted friends Wydell Alexander, Dorothy Maxwell and Dorothy Means.