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Carrie Mae (Rakestraw) Winchester

Born: Thu., Jun. 30, 1921
Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 06, 2021
Location: Hillcrest Cemetery

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MRS. CARRIE MAE RAKESTRAW WINCHESTER, 99 of MONROE, NC passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at her home.

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Hillcrest Cemtery, 1002 Adams St., Monroe, NC

(Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic everyone attending the Service are required to wear amaske or facial covering.)

Harris Funeral Home & Cremations of Monroe, NC  is serving the Winchester, Rakestraw and extended families.

(Mrs. Winchester Service wiil be live streaned on the Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Service Facebook page.) https://m.facebook.com/Harris-Funeral-Home-and-cremation-106070008083676/

Mrs. Carrie Mae Winchester, was born in Georgia on  Thursday, June 30, 1921 to the late Joe and Ethel Rakestraw.  At a very early age, her family moved to Monroe, NC.  Carrie Mae attended Winchester High School and later married her husband, James (Jim) Winchester (deceased).  Carrie and Jim loved attending Friendship Baptist Church together each Sunday visiting relatives after church..

Most of Carrie's life was spent on English Street in the part of Monroe called, New Town.  Her caring personality resonated with everyone she met and became  "adopted mother " by many.  Whether she was called " Mother Winchester" or Aunt Carrie, she touched the hearts of all she met.  She loved to cook for anybody that walked through her front door.  Her loving smile and laugh will be missed but Heaven will be celebrating her arrival..

She was preceded in death by her husband James Winchester; a son, James Edward Winchester; a granddaughter Jackie Ashcraft.

Carrie leaves to cherish her son, Benjamin F. Winchester (Jennifer); two brothers, Isiah Rakestraw of Darlington, SC and George Robert Rakestraw of Morganton, NC. four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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Nicole Robinson Blakeney
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
Mama Carrie, as I affectionately remember her as, was a very blessed woman who had the smile to show it. I'm gonna miss her always sitting in her home greeting us as we entered with her warm hugs and offering those delicious meals that she prepared. May god bless her Son Ben and the entire Family, because this was his heart, may God comfort you in your time of need. We Love you and our prayers are with you.

David L. Fitts
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
Rest In Peace Mrs. Winchester

Ben and Jen we are praying for your uplift especially now. May your fond memories sustain you.


Maxine and David Fitts

   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
She had one of the sweetest smiles of anyone i've ever known. May Miss Carrie rest safe in Jesus's everlasting arms and may her memory be eternal

Delores LaVerne Harrison
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021


I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you will find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. LaVerne Harrison

Robert and Janet Hall Simpson
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Heart felt condolences to you and the Winchester family during the loss of your mother. Miss Carrie will be missed. She watched Angie and I grow up, as well as my own children. I pray that the Lord grant you comfort, strength and peace. She is in heaven with Queen Esther, Ms. Garnet, Magdalean and Georgianna. RIP in Ms. Carrie you earned your heavenly wings ๐Ÿ™

Angelina Barragan
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021

GARDEN PATH was sent by Angelina Barragan.

Our deepest condolences, thoughts, and Prayers to Ben & Jennifer. Moma Carrie was very loved and cared for, even by the extended AllTech family. With Love, Angelina, Oscar & Kids

Cheryl McCain
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
My condolences to the Winchester family. May God give you His strength during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.๐Ÿ™

Wanda Faye Hubbard
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Blessings unto you all.

Calvin & Glendora Hilton
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Just know that weโ€™re praying for your strength doing this time. I remember your Mom so fondly from our days on English Street.

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