OBITUARY

Mark Sidney Winburn

August 1, 1965January 10, 2021

Mark Sidney Winburn passed away Sunday, January 10, due to complications from Covid. He was born in Houston, Texas to Ray and Janet Winburn. He attended S.B.I.S.D. schools, Thornwood Elementary, Westchester Middle. and Stratford Senior where he was drum major of the band. He graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in Accounting and Finance and a minor in music. He was a member the Texas Tech Farmhouse Fraternity. He was a Certified Public Accountant.

He met and married Glenda Eberlan in 1994. They were blessed with a daughter, Christa and a son, MacKay.

Mark was a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir.

He is survived by his family,and his mother Janet, father Ray, and brother Lee.

A private grave side service is planned at Forest Park Lawndale.

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Hal Lundgren

January 17, 2021

So many words fit Mark. Principled. Talented. Devoted to family. Christian.
His personality revealed the steady hand of a professional who must have been really good at accounting and finance.
He was also blessed with his personality's creative side. Music happily inspired him. During several years as a children's choir director, I enjoyed having his lovely kindergartner Christa among the singers. After our pianist retired, Mark showed up one Wednesday night to volunteer for permanent keyboard duty. What a treat for all of us.
Years later, when we were adult choir mates, Mark enlivened our post-Christmas-concert dinner by shedding his tux jacket, putting on a flamboyant red sport coat and entertaining us at the piano.
Mark taught us all that one can be both a serious and fun-loving person. I will always be thankful for his friendship

Chris McDonald

January 15, 2021

It was such sad news to hear of Mark's untimely passing. I have been thinking of him often this week and while he was a client of mine for 10+ years those are not the memories I have been reflecting on the most. He was great to work with to be sure and his thoughtfulness and willingness to hear a variety of ideas was what made him a great professional, however what I will always remember of Mark were the lunches where we talked about his other passions (most often coming back to what he and his kids were up to and what was the next family event). I cannot express my sadness at his passing but also my ultimate joy in knowing Mark and I am a better professional and person just from being around him for over a decade. My thoughts and condolences to the family.

Becky Still Downing

January 14, 2021

Having served as the driver and chaperon on my first official date ever (not sure how he was talked into doing that job) and later becoming my drum major idol after watching him flip off the podium at a football game, Mark always held a special place in my heart.

He was always warm and gracious towards me and my family and truly one of a kind. I am sure Mark is “singing out his happy” and bringing joy to everyone in Heaven now.

My deepest and sincerest condolences to Glenda and kids, Ray, Janet, and my eternally beloved friend, Lee.

Jay Qatato

January 14, 2021

I had the opportunity to hire Mark for a project and he was the consummate professional. His passion, pride and knowledge was so evident in his work product. The best part of Mark was his willingness to educate and share his knowledge with those around him. The product Mark created is still being used today. He did not have a once and done approach. He was successful in delivering something that could be used for years. I am very sorry for your loss and we will keep all of you in our Prayers. Mark will be missed.

Shawn Lafferty

January 14, 2021

Similar to other memories being shared here, I also remember Mark to be a warm, professional and impressive co-worker. We first met Mark at Coopers & Lybrand in 1993, as he was a financial auditor and I was a technology auditor. We met again during his time with SCI and my time with KPMG. My KPMG team delivered audit projects to Mark for 10+ years. Later we worked together during his job search efforts. He was a real pleasure to work and talk with - he'd tell stories about his rental homes an aspirations. He was obviously proud of Glenda and her real estate success. Wish I would have experienced his musical talents, or attended his CPA review classes to see him in action! I'm going to miss Mark and will think of him every time I'm in the Heights or Allen Parkway areas. So sorry for his untimely passing! I hope the family can find peace.

John Harrison

January 14, 2021

Such as tragic shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Glenda and family. I worked very closely with Mark for several years at Andersen and Reliant, and have enjoyed his friendship in the many years that followed. He always inspired his teammates to contribute their very best and never compromise on integrity. Whether it was work, home projects, his hobbies, or relationships he always fully committed, and dealt in honesty and care for others. He will be missed.

John Del Mixon

January 13, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Mark for more than 12 years. He was the consummate professional who was really effective as an information technology auditor. What I remember most about Mark was that he was very persistent, especially when he knew his position was the correct one (which was usually the case). His advice and consulting made our team better in so many ways.

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mark's recent passing. My condolences go to Mark's family.

Tyler Chase

January 13, 2021

Mark was one of the first people I worked with when I joined Arthur Andersen 22 years ago and I was fortunate to work with him for many years even after we weren't part of the same firm. I always enjoyed my interactions with him and especially got a kick out of his singing career where I tried to attend many of them. Awesome to see him doing something outside of what I had known him for and it was uplifting for many of us to get to experience it with him.
Mark was a kind soul and a good friend - I am going to miss him. I wish the best to Glenda and his kids.