Mildred Winkles Stroud, 99, went home to be with our Lord on January 12, 2020.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who taught us to find joy in life’s many blessings. She was preceded by her husband of 47 years, Robert L. Stroud; her parents, William T. and Jessie R. Winkles; sister, Daisy Sublett; two brothers, Robert and Henry Winkles; and grandson, D.J. Yancy.

She is survived by her son, Don Stroud and wife, Mary and their two children Christina Fisher and Elizabeth M. Lockhart (James Lockhart); and two great grandchildren, Allie Fisher and Donald James Lockhart.

She was a member of the Henryville United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed many trips with the Springers. She served as the treasurer of the United Methodist Women for many years as well as volunteering for many church committees.

She was a volunteer for RSVP for 25 years at the Courthouse information desk and worked with Meals on Wheels program with CASA for many years.

Mildred was passionate about helping others and did so before she did for herself. She and Mr. Stroud spent 35 years in Honeycomb Valley fishing and taking care of the many children who came to swim, fish and ski with Mom and Pop Stroud.

She loved reading and read her many magazines and newspapers from cover to cover. She retired from NASA after working 23 years working in the contracts department as an accountant.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, January 16, at Guntersville Memorial Chapel with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville. Bro. Barry Hallman and Dr. Joey Karr will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Henryville United Methodist Church 2250 US Highway 431 Guntersville, AL 35976.

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