Thelma Winters
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Obituary of Thelma Lois Winters

Thelma Lois Moss Winters departed this life to be with the Lord on June 4th, 2020. A Memorial service will be held at Northside Church of Christ 1375 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee on June 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm with Leslie Chapman officiating. Thelma was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Leona Mae Woodall Moss and James Warren Moss on October 19th, 1939 and was the youngest of seven children, all residing in the Forrest Grove community of Joelton. Mr Moss owned a furniture and woodworking business and included the children in his trade. Thelma was a graduate of Joelton High School class of 1957, was Co-Captain of the basketball team and a Majorette. She was voted Best Dancer and Queen of the Senior Prom. Thelma attended a Business College in Nashville, and worked at the Tennessee Youth Center in Joelton. Later, she began a career in insurance working for many years with her sister Catherine Simpkins, at Rebel Insurance and then at Madison-Old Hickory Insurance. Thelma was very vocal about her faith and told her children often that she “was just trying to get to heaven.” She recited the books of the Bible with her grandchildren and kept her television tuned to ministry shows at all times, unless a football game was on or The Bachelor. She was baptized by Cornell Watts at Bethel Church of Christ. The Winters family attended Joelton Church of Christ for many years. Later, Thelma attended Northside Church of Christ worshipping with her sister Dorthola Merritt. Thelma loved to run and exercise and won a Bonnie Bell race in her early forties. She loved to read and logged the books she completed, easily exceeding 100. However, her greatest joy on this earth was spending time with her four grandchildren. She cared for all four of them until they started pre-school and in the summers. She fought and conquered Breast Cancer at the age of 60 while caring for Conner who was three and Sydney and Brennan, both one. Even while she was receiving Chemotherapy and radiation, she refused to let anyone else care for them. In 2004, her youngest grandchild Cole, was born on her birthday. Thelma said many many that these were the happiest years of her life. Thelma loved watching her grandchildren play sports and they all did. Whether it was football, baseball, basketball, soccer or volleyball she cheered, coached and refereed from the bottom row of the bleachers loudly and proudly. Thelma is survived by her children Ramona (Jeff) Creager of Gallatin, Todd Winters, Nashville, and Kim (Chuck) Minton, Goodlettsville grandchildren Conner Minton, Brennan Minton, Sydney Creager, Cole Creager and sister Dorthola Merritt. Thelma was very close to her brothers in-law and sisters-in-law and was loved by many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Leona Mae Moss and James Warren Moss, her brothers Clyde Moss and Charles Moss, her sisters Opal Warick, Leola Darnell, and Catherine Simpkins. The family would like to thank Northside Church of Christ for providing a location for the Memorial, and Chris Neighbours for his assistance with the arrangements.