John Roger Winston Sr.

November 28, 1940April 6, 2018
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It is with heavy hearts that the family of John R. Winston Sr. announce his passing Friday evening April 6, 2018 at his home. He peacefully transitioned from Life to Glory in the presence of his loving family. He is the eldest twin (Paul) By 11 minutes born to Mother Edna Winston, who preceded him in death December of 1980

Pastor John R Winston Sr. achieved many accomplishments during his lifetime. He graduated from Tilden Tech High School located in Chicago Illinois in 1958. As a young man he demonstrated great athleticism in the area of football, wrestling, swimming, weight and bodybuilding. He led his school to many championships. Over four consecutive years he served as MVP of the football and wrestling teams. After graduation he attended Wilson Junior College, studying liberal arts. On July 9, 1960 he acknowledged the call of God on his life after which he then began attending Moody Bible College where he studied Old Testament Survey, upon being baptized in Jesus name he studied at the feet of Pastor N.J. Hall, who would later become his father-in-law. He fell in love with Pastor Hall’s daughter Jacqueline E. Hall, she remained the wife of his youth whom he affectionately called, “Baby” until his departure from this life. Two children were born from this union John R. Winston Jr. (who preceded his father in death on December 19, 2015) and Janene A. Winston, who currently resides in Houston Texas. After becoming a Christian Pastor Winston was a true light and a humble servant, he labored as a willing worker in a variety of different capacities with his father in law until 1975 when he was appointed Assistant Pastor of Holy Mount Zion Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Pastor John E Wilson. In March 1977 he was elevated to the office of Pastor of Holy Mount Zion where he faithfully cared for the flock of God until his retirement in 2002, not only was Pastor Winston a dedicated servant of God he was a faithful father and a faithful employee of American Airlines for over 35 years. A model employee receiving accolades and rewards for outstanding service. In those 35 years he was never late and nor did he miss a day of work until his retirement in 2003.

After retiring he continued to teach and to preach the word of God in nursing homes, housing complexes, where ever God open the door he took the gospel to those in the highways and hedges. Upon relocating to Houston, Texas he also served alongside his son Apostle John R Winston Jr. and Pastor Kay Shorter Winston at Spirit in Life Church of Deliverance, located in Houston Texas.

Cherished memories will be treasured by his wife Jacqueline E. Hall of 56 years and his daughter Janine A. Winston, his grandchildren Renée Winston, Robin Winston, John R. Winston III, Jordan A. Winston, Jonathan T. Winston, Janae J.N. Winston, Great grandchildren Jacob, London, Noah, Chloe, and Josiah, And step grandchildren and great grandchildren thru marriage from his son John. He also leaves to mourn three brothers Paul (Mary) Michael (Loretta)and Clarence, Two sisters Gloria (James) and Gilberta (Sam). A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great cousins, and many, many, many friends.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Catered Reception Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, April 20, 2018

John Roger Winston Sr.

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Breana Nash

April 19, 2018

Uncle John will truly be missed. Praying that peace and comfort envelope Auntie Jackie & Janene during this time.

Love you both,

Claudine Nesbary

April 18, 2018

To John, my beloved brother-in-law who I affectionately called dad. After the death of my father Nathaniel Jack Hall,Sr., John stepped up and became dad. He always checked on me to make sure I was on the right path, he was firm, and most of all kindhearted. I thank God for allowing him to be a part of my life.

Claudine/your daughter

Marilyn Isom

April 18, 2018

To my beloved brother-in-law John, affectionately known as brother, you will truly be missed. Not only were you my brother, you were my pastor, you were a watchful eye over my daughters, and you were a true friend. See you in heaven.

Love your sister,

Thomas Nesbary

April 18, 2018

My eternal thoughts of John was not that of just a brother-in-law , because he was more than just in-law to me - John was a very close and dear friend and brother in Christ. I will miss him dearly. Until I see him again in the full presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Angela Isom

April 16, 2018

Angela Isom

April 16, 2018

Angela Isom

April 16, 2018

Uncle John was truly dedicated to his call to serve others. His relentless tenacity to give from his heart until his well ran dry was one of his most admirable traits; he gave, nurtured, catered to and availed himself to others. Words cannot convey how much I will miss him.

Aunt Jackie and Janene, prayers and thoughts of comfort, hugs and God's love to hold you up beyond human understanding during this time.


His Daughter

April 14, 2018

My heart is filled with gratitude to the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful father! My father meant everything to me and with tears in my eyes, I will miss him! My father loved the Lord first and then his family. There's nothing he wouldn't do for us. He was the kind of man that knew no strangers, he loved everybody. The joy I have today is that I will see him again! Until then daddy......

Henrietta James

April 14, 2018

I will always remember my Chicago, Holy Mt Zion church family. I got saved and filled with the holy ghost under uncle johnny. Later pastor winston and jackie became my pastors. Thk God for you both teaching me how to live holy and love myself. I learned not only by your word of mouth, but through yall life walk. I will never forget my family,my heart goes out to yall, yet im happy i know God,one day we will meet again.

Pastor Michael Mitchell

April 12, 2018

I thank God for the life and legacy of Pastor Winston. He was an inspiration in my life. Our prayers are with the family. Pastor Michael Mitchell