Nancy Rayner Wineman

Funeral services to honor Nancy Rayner Wineman, 89, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church.  She died Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Washington Care Center.  Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. Nancy was born February 27, 1922 in Vicksburg, daughter of Walter Holmes Rayner, Sr. and Minnilee Bankhead Rayner.  In 1931 she moved with her family to Greenville where she attended Greenville public schools.  She graduated from MSCW in 1943 and married Wade Stockwell Wineman, Sr. in 1946. Nancy enjoyed her years as an active member of Greenville Garden Club and her weekly bridge games with friends.  She was also a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church where she served in many different capacities, especially as a member of the Flower Committee, Women of the Church, Women’s Bible Study, and the “Meals on Wheels” program. Nancy was a dedicated member of Greenville Garden Club, holding numerous offices over the years, including president.  She was particularly fond of working with flowers and won numerous awards for her flower arrangements, including an award for her arrangement, “Dance of the Nymph”, a photo of which was featured on the cover of the 1957 edition of “Miss Gardener”, the official publication of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. She is survived by her son, Wade Stockwell Wineman, Jr. (Becky), two daughters, Rayner Wineman England (Frank) and Robin Wineman Newton (Brad), six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, a sister-in-law, and many cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jonas Hayes will officiate.  The family requests that any memorial donations be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Greenville or to a favorite charity. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Ethel Smith, to Dr. Barry Gillespie, to the personnel of Washington Care Center, Magnolia Gardens, and Delta Regional Hospice for the loving care they provided. Although family members miss her presence, they find comfort in knowing that Nancy at last resides in the presence of her Lord and Savior.