Princess G. Wineman, age 91, of Flint, passed away at her home with her daughters at her side on Monday, March 27, 2023. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, starting at 10AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 1PM at SHARP FUNERAL HOME, 8138 Miller Road in Swartz Creek. Princess will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Richard, at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Princess was born on September 7, 1931, in a little southern town of Paragould, Arkansas. From a young age she learned to work hard as her and her family were crop sharers. During her high school years her athletic abilities shown through as she was a part of the first women's basketball leagues and even awarded most valuable player. After finishing school, she caught the eye of Richard Wineman; and rightfully so as Princess was runner up in the Miss Paragould Beauty Queen Competition. Her and Richard were married on November 6, 1952, and made the big move to Flint, Michigan where together they raised their family.
Princess was a southern woman through-and-through; her home-cooked meals proved this, and she never quite lost her southern accent. Princess and Richard enjoyed many Michigan summers camping with their RV, these trips where mostly accompanied by their grandchildren who where their greatest joy in life. Princess and Richard made many trips to Texas to visit their daughter, Beth, and her family. Princess enjoyed reading, word search, coloring and playing Sequence & Dominos. She was a generous, bold, witty woman with a sense of humor, and she will be missed dearly by her family. She was a life-long member to the Swartz Creek Church of Christ.
She is survived by her three loving daughters, Kim Lemek, Beth (Mike) Chase and Karen (Dan) Hryckowian; her six grandchildren, Ashley Hryckowian, Blake Chase, Justin Hryckowian, Joey Lemek, Dillon Chase and Cole Hryckowian; her two great-grandsons, Hudson and Carter Chase; her sister, Crystal Weaver and the other family members of Arkansas. Princess is further survived by her family on her late husband's side and many other dear family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her sister, Queeneva; three brothers, Curtis, Conard and Thomsas Jr. Fitzgerald; her sister-in-law, Kathy Keely and brother-in-law Bill Kirkpatrick.
The family would like to express their many thanks and appreciation to the staff of Gentiva Hospice, especially Amber and Terri.