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Earl C. Winfrey

Earl C. Winfrey, 91, of Detroit, Michigan, died on 07 March 2019.

The Funeral was held at IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 at 11:00 AM .

Rabbi Jennifer Kaluzny officiated.

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Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Earl C. Winfrey of Grays, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born to the late Alex and Lily Grant Winfrey on December 11, 1927. Earl C. had three Sisters and three Brothers. While in Arkansas, he met the love of his life, Doris Evelyn Branch. They married in 1953 and started a life together, establishing roots in Southwest Detroit before purchasing a home on the city’s Northwest side, where they lived for over forty (40) years. Together, Earl and Doris traveled extensively visiting family in Chicago, Arkansas, Nevada, Texas and California. Prior to Doris’ passing in 2016, they were married for sixty-three wonderful years.

Earl was a strong, hardworking, family man, who insisted on nothing but the best for his family. Affectionately known by his grandchildren as “Big Pops”, he loved baking Christmas cookies with his grandkids and their friends, hosting Easter egg hunts, Super Bowl parties and helping orchestrate family reunions. And yes, “Big Pops” loved his money.

Although strong willed, Earl had a kind spirit and was committed to serving. Professionally, he worked over forty-four (44) years as Head Custodian at Adat Shalom Synagogue. Earl is survived by his devoted son, Tyrone (Janice); four grandchildren: Yashica, Tyrone Jr. (Ashley), Lauren and Chad; 6 sisters-in-law; Marjorie (Joe), Lovie (Jay), Frances, Marilyn, Carolyn and Franciel; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Earl is preceded in death by his beloved wife; Doris, his brothers Cornelius (Bessie), Alex (Evelyn)and Emanuel (Amelia), his sisters Hazel, Laverne (Wylie) and Roseanne (Elbert), daughter; Gail and grandson, Perry. Sister-in-law; Wilma Wright, brothers-In-law Elbert Branch, Maurice Wright, Roy Robinson and Alan Hopewell.

There will be visitation for Earl C. Winfrey on Tuesday evening from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at The Ira Kaufman Chapel, 18325 W. 9 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075.

On Wednesday morning, the day of the funeral, the family will be gathering at Ira Kaufman beginning at 10:00 a.m. The funeral service will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Earl C. Winfrey may do so by making a contribution to:

Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
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Adat Shalom Synagogue
29901 Middlebelt
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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Alzheimer's Association - National Chapter
PO Box 96011
Washington, D.C., 20090-6011
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COPD Foundation
2937 SW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33133
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