He liveth long who liveth well All other life is short and vain
He liveth longest who can tell Of living most for heavenly gain
Work while it is day for when Night cometh no man can work…
On February 11, 1938, in the small community of Taylor, Texas, our Lord in Heaven blessed the world with the birth of Moderator George Robert Winn, a longtime resident of Williamson County and on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the community began to mourn the passing of a strong and upright citizen, one that was an icon for his family, his community, his church, the city, the county, and the state of Texas. His given name is George Robert Winn.
Elder Winn was born to the late Robert Winn and Rosa Lee (Seay) Winn. He graduated from O. L. Price High School in Taylor, Texas. After high school, he joined the United States Army and upon completion of his tour of duty, he returned to Taylor; and was employed at the Union Pacific Railroad as a Supervisor for thirty-six years.
Elder Winn served as a Deacon at Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Taylor, Texas and sang with the Gospel Mourners during his tenure. He was later called to Pastor at the Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as Pastor for twenty-nine years, until the Lord called him Home. During this time, he also served as Moderator for the Providence District Association from 2009 until 2022.
At the age of eighty-four, Elder Winn heard the voice of Jesus and left his earthly tabernacle, to join those loved who preceded him death. Remembering his parents and his sister, Joyce Harris. Elder Winn led a rewarding and active life as he desired for this legacy, he established is priceless.
Moderator Winn leaves in God’s hands to share his legacy his wife of forty-five years, Lucille Winn; two brothers; Reverend Eugene Winn of Colorado and Reverend Leonard Winn of Austin, Texas; two sisters: Carrie L. Carter, California and Naomi David of California; Children: Carl Winn; Louis Winn, Reggie Winn and Bobbie Winn all of Taylor,; Keisha Blackwell (Vince), Austin, Sherri Winn (Derek), Taylor, Trona Winn-Sparks (Ronnie), Austin, Minister Willie Mays (Terri) Temple, and Adrian Williams (Donna), Dallas, a host of grandchildren and great – grandchildren; a multitude of nieces and nephews and other relatives covering four generations, His priceless legacy will be held close in the heart of Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church family and the entire District Association.
Elder George Winn will lie in state at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, March 4th from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. A Home-Going Celebration will be conducted at Providence District Association Tabernacle of Cedar Creek, under the auspices of Mount Pleasant Primitive Baptist Church of Bastrop, Saturday, March 5th at 11:00 AM. Interment with Military Honors will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery of Killeen, Tuesday, March 8th at 11:00 AM.