In Loving

Ada Betty Winston

Dec 13, 1937 – Mar 15, 2016

Ada Betty Harper Winston passed away at the University of Virginia Medical Center in the early hours of March 15, 2016.Betty, as she preferred to be called, lived the majority of her life on Poplar Foot Farm where she and husband, Charles M. Winston, raised pigs, chicken, cattle, all manner of produce and a virtual army of nieces, nephews and friends. Betty was a true farmer’s wife and could often be seen raking hay, cutting grass, or feeding livestock. In addition the best part of a day spent working on the farm was not the paycheck; but instead her wonderful lunches and dinners prepared traditionally on a wood burning stove.Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Winston, Jr., her parents, Willie James and Flora Lee Harper; and one sister, Hazel Hairfield.She is survived by her sisters; Lois Mawyer, Berta Hairfield and husband Alfred, Estelle Smith and husband Ron; her brothers, Willie L. Harper and wife Gayle, Donald W. Harper and significant other Katie Hamann; special friend and caregiver for her and Charlie, Betty Washington.Betty and Charlie were a cornerstone of the Louisa Community and will be acutely missed. They actively shared their time, labor and their home with neighbors, family members and those in need. They attended Louisa Baptist Church for many years.Visitation will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 19, 2016 with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 P.M. at Woodward Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa, VA. Burial will be in the Winston Family Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to the Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 1777 Louisa, VA 23093.