July 5, 1924 – January 14, 2020
Dorothy Faye Virginia Winkfield Fowler passed away January 14, 2020 at the age of 95 years old surrounded by her family. She was born on July 5, 1924 to McClinton Winkfield Sr. and Frances Wiley Winkfield in what was called Honey Pond in East Texas. At an early age she dedicated her life to Christ and her life’s mission was to be an educator which she did for 47 years. She taught grades K-12, P.E., Spanish and lastly Special Education. After retirement she returned to teach Head start. Her education degrees were obtained from Texas College, Texas Southern and Abilene Christian University. On February 8, 1947 she married Dennis C. Fowler Jr. in Sweetwater, Tx. This union was for 65 years. Twenty two years later they welcomed into their home Daphne Patrice. While being visible in Mitchell County for 74 years her most notable recognition was for always wearing a hat. Her most prized memories are of teaching a countless number of kids and mostly taking on and loving her grandchildren Donnica and Donndric. Later on the addition of Tena, Braylin, Ta’shaun and Talvry. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters Evelyn Winkfield Bowser, Mattilean Winkfield Brown, and Loretta Winkfield Tillman. 3 brothers Ben Henry Winkfield, Gene A. Winkfield and Roscoe Winkfield. To carry on her works she leaves one daughter Daphne Patrice of Loraine, one brother McClinton Winkfield Jr. (JoAnn) of Overton, Tx. Stepson James Goodman Jr. (Sheree) of Waco, Tx. Grandchildren Donnica Fowler Rolli (Josh) of Bellevue, NE, Donndric Fowler- Jones of Loraine, Tx, JaQuayshia Tena Hubert of Midland, Tx , Braylin Williams-Hubert, TaShawn (Turtle) Hubert, Talvry Green all of Loraine, Tx. And Jha’Miah and Jha’Mikel Goodman of Waco, Tx. Special loves Margart Ann Nelson, Elizabeth Scott Jackson (John Berry), Wesley Jones, Elizabeth Tillis, Patrick Tillis I, Tera Williams (Mickey), D’Lynn Phariss and Mark and Bea Monroe. Also, nephews, nieces, great nieces and nephews and last but certainly not least her 3 great grandkids Dakota Rain Risinger Jr., Claire Fayeth and Wyatt James Rolli. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Colorado City, with burial following in the Wallace Cemetery in Loraine, Tx. The family will welcome friends on Friday, January 24th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Kiker-Seale Funeral Home. Those wishing may leave condolences online at www.Kiker-Seale.com
- Alfred McMichael , Honorary Pallbearer
- Canis Tillman, Honorary Pallbearer
- Lonnie Clinton Winkfield, Honorary Pallbearer
- W.C. Gladney, Honorary Pallbearer
- Henry Randle, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ricky Booker, Honorary Pallbearer
- Robert Cox, Honorary Pallbearer
- Dalton Maddox, Honorary Pallbearer
- Howard Nelson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Dell Haltom, Honorary Pallbearer
- Billy Cornutt, Honorary Pallbearer
- Patrick Tillis II, Active Pallbearer
- Elmer Green Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Kier McMichael, Active Pallbearer
- Rodney Green, Active Pallbearer
- Kai McMichael, Active Pallbearer
- Phillip Thompson, Active Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
January 24, 2020
I met Mrs Fowler my first day of elementary school at the green school in Loraine, Texas. Wow I thought there could not be a better teacher and there wasn't for me.
I imitated her handwriting; I am always told I have a beautiful penmanship and (wanted to play the piano) never did that one!! Whenever I would come back to visit in Loraine I would always ask about her and finally I got to introduce her to my daughter as my first grade teacher, I loved her and will never forget the impact she had on my life.
RIP MRS FOWLER!!
January 22, 2020
Mrs. Fowler was very active in our lives. I can remember she would come to grandma house (Ms.Lady) to get us for different programs. One of my favorites was black history month. She gathered ALL of the youth in Colorado City and we done a program and sang “we are the world “
She was very loving, kind and willing to help in anyway she could. She touched many lives. The Williams family send our condolences and will continue to keep the family in prayer.
Ora (Thompson) Roberts
January 18, 2020
You have our deepest sympathy at this time , she will be greatly missed. We will miss her in what use to be Northwest Conference all the Missionaries and Stewardress. Rev. Ora Roberts
January 17, 2020
Mrs. Fowler called me one day and asked me to bake her some buttermilk pies. So I made her two pies. Oh the look on her face . During summer while Daphne was in San Angelo in camp she asked if We wanted to ride with her Beverly and I So we rode with her. She was such a beautiful woman. To her daughter I love you. You always be in my prayers .
January 16, 2020
This was so beautiful to read! I didn’t know her long but through her daughter I knew what type of woman she was ...Daphne always would say I got to do this because this what my mother would do ! I pray I lead my daughter by these same examples ....My favorite memory is her stroking her little girls face and wiping her tears .... Even at 95 her last job was to be a mother to her daughter and that she did !
Myra Burnett Wooddell
January 16, 2020
Mrs. Fowler was a great teacher she carried about ever student she had. I was lucky enough to have her as a teacher. She made my school days bearable . There was times I would just set an talk to her. Her advice helped me through some very rough times in school . I know that God welcomed you to heaven with open arms you will truly be missed.
January 16, 2020
She would always come in to gas and grub and i would hold the door open for her when i worked there in high school she will be missed