2000 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Walls
Senate Resolution 13
(As Adopted by Senate)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF WORLD WAR II VETERAN JAMES ALEX WINSTON OF GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, AND EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE LEGISLATURE ON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, James Alex Winston, a World War II veteran and a resident of Greenville, Mississippi, departed this physical realm on Tuesday, January 18, 2000; and
WHEREAS, James Alex Winston was born April 20, 1922, to Pearline Johnson and James Winston in Winterville, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, he was joined in holy matrimony to Ms. Mary Dale on October 14, 1950, and to this union six children were born; he was a devoted husband and an exemplary father; his wife of 49 years preceded him in death; and
WHEREAS, he entered the United States Army on October 22, 1942, in Shelby, Mississippi, he re-enlisted January 7, 1946, and was honorably discharged from military service on January 6, 1949; and
WHEREAS, James accepted Christ in 1957 under the pastorage of the late Rev. M.M. Morris; he has served faithfully under the leadership of Rev. J.B. Woods; as a member of the Greater St. John Baptist Church, he served as a faithful and committed deacon, was responsible for ensuring that members had transportation to church, driving the van whenever needed; he was a loyal and faithful Sunday School teacher, Bible scholar and community servant; and
WHEREAS, he was a hardworking man who diligently provided for his family; he started working at Armour Meat Company as a truck driver, later worked at the Swift Packing Company as a Journeyman Meat Processor until his retirement in 1987, and was elected Shop Steward by his co-workers; and
WHEREAS, James was a mentor for his children as well as many neighborhood children, volunteering activities that enabled these children to develop emotionally and spiritually; and
WHEREAS, he leaves to cherish his memories seven children, many nieces, nephews, cousins, church members, friends and a number of precious grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, to his family and friends, James Winston was a dedicated friend and a source of strength, was always very open-minded and considerate, instilled courage and inspired excellence in his children, and will be missed by all:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life of World War II veteran James Alex Winston of Greenville, Mississippi, and express the sympathy of the Legislature on his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Mr. Winston and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.