Winnie Manus Bagwell
October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2018
Our dear Mother went to heaven on Monday, July 2, 2018. She was 93 years old when she met her sweet Lord and Savior Jesús Christ. She went peacefully in her sleep at home with all her children present.
She is predeceased by her husband William Carl Bagwell, grandsons Justin Lee Hasty and Michael Leslie Jr., four brothers, William, Greer, Ray, Van and five sisters, Lena, Ollie, Lottie, Martha and her twin sister Wilma.
She is survived by her daughter Brenda Leslie, daughter Jacqualyn Austin and son Joe Bagwell, grandsons Jeffrey Austin and wife Jennifer, Vann Hasty and wife Dana, Jason Austin and wife Kat, Matthew Bagwell, Jake Bagwell, great-grandchildren Caroline Hasty, William Hasty, Elliot Austin, Hawkins Bagwell, Maxwell Austin, Marley Austin, John Rively, Kyle Rively and Ryan Rively, grand-dogs Jake, Leroy, Lucy, Shadow, Bear, Tex and Elliot the cat.
She was the best mother in the world and we loved her dearly. We will miss her but we celebrate her life and all the wonderful things she did for us, taught us and most of all the gift of love and kindness she left us.
- Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
- Committal Service
Winnie Manus Bagwell
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August 10, 2018
Winnie Bagwell was an extraordinary lady. Truly, she was one of the nicest, most caring, and most giving people I have had the honor and privilege of knowing, which is saying a lot. I have lost touch with many people from my past, and Winnie was one such person. While various circumstances and factors may have created distance, memories of Winnie remained steadfastly positive. She lived a remarkable life that exuded kindness towards others. This is a wonderful and treasured aspect I will remember most about her. Having been largely raised in the expansive neighborhood of Hidden Valley in Charlotte during the 1960's and early 1970's, the Bagwell's were our next door neighbors. Scarcely did a day pass by in which I did I not speak to at least one member of the family during the 10+ years we lived there. I consider myself so blessed to have lived in a neighborhood in which the neighbors got to know each other quite well. It was certainly a different time and place compared to today. Be it known that I will forever cherish the fact that our lives crossed paths. My life is filled with gratitude in that knowledge and reality. May Winnie Bagwell's family be comforted and may they also be assured beyond a shadow of a doubt in the knowledge that God's presence and love always exist in our midst here on earth to see us through anything and everything imaginable. Heaven has surely gained the presence of a new entrant in Winnie who has already helped make it an even better place!