Winter was a bright light in a dark world and commanded any room she entered with her infectious laugh and smile. A little bit bougie and a little bit redneck. If you ever met Winter, you never forgot her. Winter is survived by her loving wife and family. As a child Winter was involved in many sports but found her home in soccer. Winter was an all-star soccer player and received multiple offers to play in college. However, life had other plans for Winter. She found her love for jewelry and became a GIA graduate gemologist working in the jewelry business for over 20 years. Her knowledge and passion for gemstones was truly unique with thousands of happy customers who even today are proud to display their Winter creations. Winter was the proud owner of one of the few women owned jewelry stores in Memphis.
Winter loved her family dearly and was always eager to plan or host birthdays, events, and holidays. She was part of an amazingly rare close-knit family of her mother, father, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, and especially prized her role as an aunt. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and couldn’t wait to spoil them rotten. Winter was an amazing cook with a passion for trying new foods and traveling the world. Winter and Bee took any opportunity to travel the world together. Winter was always obsessed with space and would drive us all crazy watching Star Wars. She would often say her dreams were always like a science fiction movie in an alternate universe. Winter was the backbone of our family and the void we feel without her is immeasurable. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Our souls will find each other again and as always – May the force be with you!