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Ethelene Winston

July 19, 1940 ~ February 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Ethelene Winston Obituary


Ethelene Winston

The Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Mrs. Ethelene Winston, well known citizen, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The services will be held at St. Matthews #1 Baptist Church on Nip Eckles Road in Mer Rouge, LA. Rev. Vincent Winston, Sr. will serve as the officiant.  Her final resting place will be the Trousdale Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday evening from three until five p.m. in the chapel of Loche's Mortuary, Inc.  To send words of encouragement, flowers, plants, or light a candle, kindly follow the guide to the right.


Family and friends are urged to wear masks at the Visitation and the Celebration of Life. 

Social Distancing is encouraged.




Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

It was a Friday in July 1940; the 19th to be exact, that Ola Mae Matthews and Robert Thomas were blessed with a baby girl.  She was given the name Ethelene; but, as she grew older, she would lovingly answer to "Pot."   

She was married for forty-nine years to the late Willie Winston, Jr. They were the parents of eight children.

Ethelene served as a bus driver for the children of Morehouse Parish for twenty-five years.  An entrepreneur by nature, she was involved in numerous business ventures including owner and operator of Winston Cafe' in Mer Rouge, LA.

A kind-hearted caring mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend; a lover of her fellowman; a true-born child of God. Ethelene Winston loved people as was evident by her beautiful smile for all she met. On February 7, 2023, she stepped from mortality to immortality and boarded "her bus" to Glory.






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February 17, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Gathering of Family and Friends
February 18, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Matthews #1 Missionary Baptist Church
8736 Nip Eckles Rd,
Mer Rouge, LA 71261

Celebration of Life
February 18, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Matthews #1 Missionary Baptist Church
8736 Nip Eckles Rd,
Mer Rouge, LA 71261

Please note
Per the family's request, the Final Viewing will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 prior to the beginning of the service. THERE WILL BE NO PARTING VIEWING AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SERVICE. Family and friends are asked to turn on emergency flashers as we travel to her final resting place.

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