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Ernest WinsteadFour Oaks, NC: Mr. Ernest Braxton Winstead, age 57, of NC Hwy 96 South passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Wake Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 3:00PM Friday, August 28, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Four Oaks. Burial will follow in the Four Oaks City Cemetery. Mr. Dale Hobbs will officiate. Mr. Winstead was born on March 23, 1963 in Wake County to the late Malley and Faye Marie O'Neal Winstead. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Cody Winstead. He was the owner and operator of Ernie's Metal Roofing for 30 plus years and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Advent Christian Church. Surviving include his wife of 39 years, Barbara C. Winstead of Four Oaks; daughters, Heather Winstead of Four Oaks, Josie Hairr and husband, Andrew of Autryville; son, Dennis Johnson of Four Oaks; grandchildren, Noleyn Proctor, Alyssa Hairr, Elijah Johnson, Anberlin Hairr; mother and father, Betty Hobbs and husband, Dale of Garner; sisters, Susan Pittman of Clayton, Lynette Hobbs of Clayton, and Dawn Hobbs of Clayton and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 1:30PM-2:30PM on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks and other times at the home. In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. If attending the service on Friday a mask is required. Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.
Hello to all here, I knew Ernie and Barbra from working for him for a couple of years and we remained friendly friends for long afterward. He and Barbra were certainly among the kindest people I,ve ever known. I enjoyed almost every day I worked for him. I\'m very sad to see him gone from out earth so early. Of the 121 pictures I noticed one of them that I took at JP ONeal\'s funeral of Ernie and Mark dressed out in fine suites and matching carnations. I still have that picture in my portfolio and is in pristine shape and also one of Ernie and Barbra taken at the same time against the brick wall of the building two feet away. They were all dressed so great that day. I\'ll include them both here and hope they upload. For the short two years I worked for Ernie he was the finest man I ever worked for along with his Uncle J.P. Oneal. My name is Greg Wallace
Greg Wallace Apr 3 2022 8:32 PM
Ernie,we will miss you so much son,we have known you since you were a little boy,but as years went on and you lost your mom and dad, and all your family, you ask us if we would be your new mom and dad. We were so honored to become your mom and pop to you... we have had alot of fun as years has gone on.... but there is one thing for sure we will see you again,when the LORD comes back...,so R I P son,and we will see you in the RUPTURE>>>>>>we will help take care of BARBARA and the children....Love and prayers for them, mama & papa ( Betty & Dale Hobbs )
Betty & Dale Hobbs Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM
Love you Uncle Ernie.
Hope Delahooke Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM
On behalf of my sister Barbara, brother Matt and myself (Danny) our sincerest and deepest condolences to the Winstead family. Sending our thoughts, prayers, love and support. RIP Ernie
Danny Draag Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM
It's hard to say goodbye when both our families have known each other for years! I hope you hug PeeDink when you see him again. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Karen Strickland Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM
You were like a father to me and a great friend and boss man to work for I will never forget Ernie until we meet again big guy I love you pops
Lance & Amberly Cook Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Winstead
Melissa Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM
It's hard to say goodbye, I know we will all meet again. Thank you so much for helping my family when I needed it most. You will be surely missed. Love u Ernie.
Melissa Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM