Born in Covington, Tennessee; Katherine Dyson was the baby of eleven children and raised during the Great Depression Err. She is the true epitome of Diamond in the ruff, a Proverbs 31 Woman and a Pastor Wife.
One of Mother Winston’s favorite sayings is: give me my flowers while I live, so I can smell the beauty they give.
She lived a good, clean, moral life; but she would often say that wasn’t good enough to die with. She grew up Methodist and was later converted to Pentecostal. It was on a Sunday morning, she was invited to a sanctified church and later met Isaac Winston. They were married; and upon going to a revival one night, she met her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her life changed and wasn’t ever the same. You would hear her saying purify my heart, Lord search my heart, if there isn’t anything like you, take it out. I want to be right, I want to be saved and I got to be Holy. She always saw the good in a person and would always take them to the Lord in prayer.
She was a person called to live a high standard. Each day she met that standard with love, peace and perfection until her journey ended. Because of the lifestyle she lived; her journeys’ end was peaceful and quiet. She didn’t have to get ready, but she stayed ready to meet Jesus, and stand before God to hear it be said: “well done, thy good and faithful servant.“ This was her last saying and she closed her eyes and slept away.
She was proceeded in death: to the union of her parents, her husband and Pastor Isaac E. Winston, her 10 sisters and 1 brother, 2 sons Thomas E. Winston, and Isaac Winston Jr. and a favorite cousin LaDora McNeil (Earline, LaDora and Katherine were the last of their generations) Mother Winston leaves behind four generations to cherish her fond memories. Her only daughter Genell Winston (Patterson), Grandchildren: Pastor Andre Winston (Tayisha), Aaron Winston and Tiffany Winston. Great grandchildren: Andre Winston Jr. , Isaac Winston, Elijah Winston, Philip Winston, Jamaal Cole,II, MarJãe Cole, Winston Cole and Timothia Marshall and John Marshall (preceded), Jermaine Robinson, Jamika Locke, Aaron’s children and friend Monaca Mcgrew, and grandchildren, great-great-granddaughter Sania as well as a host of nieces, nephews, dear friends, and neighbors.