Paul David Winn, Jr.

Funeral services for Paul David Winn, Jr., 63, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka. He passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Paul was born December 30, 1952 in Topeka, KS the son of Paul Winn, Sr. and Corrine Winn.

He was a member of the Ecumenical Fellowship, Inc., and was involved in the yearly Lawrence Community Martin Luther King activities. He was Superintendent of COGIC Sunday School, and the Great Northern District churches.

He enjoyed his church ministries and traveling.

He was the minister of the Praise Temple Church of God in Christ in Lawrence.

He married Elaine Collins March 4, 2006 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his brother, Steven “Butch” Winn, Topeka; sisters, Delores Luna, Topeka, Joy Price, Memphis, TN, and Ruth Patterson, Topeka.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, March 18th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Praise Temple Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

15 Condolences

  1. Lesha Presley on March 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Paul Winn was a such a dear friend for many years. Paul was Lawrence Kansasif you ask me. A very gentle soul, caring heart, a man who believed in equality and stood up for the rights of all people. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, but he is with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and that brings me comfort. Rest in Heaven Paul. You will be missed!

  2. Renita H Samuel on March 15, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Our deepest sympathy from the Samuel family. He is now at peace with God. Blessings to the family. Sending our love and prayers.

  3. Pastor Delmar White on March 15, 2016 at 10:58 am

    What a True Soldier of the Cross was Pastor Winn. He will be remembered for his passion in his praise for Christ. He was a true friend in the Gospel. We send our prayers to his wife and family.

    Pastor Delmar White

  4. Christopher Jones on March 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I am sad that my friend has gone away from us, but I know that he is with Our lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This was one of the most humble men of God that I have ever met. This was a man that always had the heart of Jesus, and knew that he had a joy for Him. I am proud to have known him.

  5. Pastor Leo & Mrs. Barbee on March 15, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    It was a joy working with pastor Winn as a community leader. We thank the Lord for him. We pray blessings upon his wife and congregation as they move forward in the Lord. He is at rest in the Lord. As the scripture says, “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

  6. Roslyn Warner on March 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Paul Winn, Jr affectionately known to family and friends as “Bubba” was also my brother. I hadn’t seen my brother in 32 yrs but have always kept him and all my sisters and brother Butch in my heart. I had been talking to my nieces about coming to surprise Bubba but seem like there were obstacles every time I set out to do so. When I lived in Topeka with my mom (Shirley Winn) Bubba was the best brother a girl could ever ask for. He always wore a smile and was always ready to give God some praise. I loved seeing Bubba get happy and giving God his purest praise. He was a great son to our father Paul Winn, Sr. Paul Winn, Sr may not have been my biological dad but he was a great father figure to me and my sister. I still love them both dearly. To his wife Elaine, I haven’t met you yet but I love you for loving him. To my sisters Sissy, Puddin and Baby, my big brother Butch, I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! I’m still determined to make my way back to Topeka!!! Rest In Paradise My Brother.

  7. Pastor Arsenial T. Runion on March 16, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Prayers to the family of Pastor Winn. I shall never forget both personal and public conversations that we had concerning the Lord! What a true Man of God who cared about others. Prayers for Sis. Winn and family.

  8. Pastor Douglas Bell and Family on March 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Pastor Paul Winn Jr an amazing man a friend a mentor and a confidant is been there for us down through the years Time After Time he has been an encourager a friend words cannot truly Express how greatly he will be missed. But we thank God Almighty from whom all blessings flow the Apostle Paul told us to do not weep as those that have no hope he told us to know this that being absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We shall not all sleep but in the moment in the twinkling of an eye we shall be changed mortal shall put on immortality. We are friends for sister Winn and the family

  9. Kim Murphree on March 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Michael and I so enjoyed his positive spirit; his faith was inspiring. We will miss him. I know that the heavens rejoiced and that he was welcomed with the loving arms of our Savior; that he was greeted after a life of great faith; well-lived; well done. Our prayers go out to family and friends for the Comforter to draw near; for the hope of the gospel to reassure you that this parting is only for a moment. God bless and keep you always. Thank you for sharing Pastor Winn; for his tireless commitment to this community; to each of us, to his family and friends, and to the Lord.

  10. Marva Williams on March 17, 2016 at 5:43 am

    To the family, friends, & loved ones of Reverend Paul Winn; please accept my condolences at this time. You are all in my prayers. Marva Williams

  11. Shane Rogers on March 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    My pastor,brother,mentor,and friend Paul David Winn,JR. Is truly a remarkable soul.We went through a lot together in the few yrs we’ve known each other.I learned a lot from him.I Will always remember the times we spent together in prayer.I will always hear his voice in my ear saying ”Do the next right thing”,brother Shane Rogers.I understand his faith in God,and I Knew him enough to know that he wouldn’t want me to be saddened, but happy for him.God Bless his soul.Prayers over 1st lady Elaine Winn,the congregation,and others..In Jesus name .amen

  12. The Armstrong Family on March 18, 2016 at 10:40 am

    We share in your grief at the passing of Pastor Paul Winn. Our families have shared many personal and gospel times together. May God continue to give you strength. I heard Pastor Paul once say: “Look to the hills from whence comes our help, our help comes from the Lord”. Our family is in prayer with you.

  13. John Esau on March 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Very sorry to learn of Rev. Winn’s passing. He left a legacy with the annual Martin Luther King, Jr celebration in Lawrence. Elaine, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Carol Boggs Davis on March 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Steve, sending prayers and caring thoughts to you and your family from your Highland Park schools classmates. God must have needed another angel.

  15. Stephen Prue on March 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    My prayers go up for the family and congregation of Pastor Winn. Brother Winn was a man generous of spirit and steadfast love of Jesus. While this world is now the poorer with his passing, heaven has welcomed home another soldier for Christ. I will miss you brother but we will be together again, thanks be to God.

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

    Stephen Prue
    Haskell Indian Nations university

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