Loleita Rose Winans

Age 73, of Burton, passed away on July 15, 2022. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm, Thursday, July 21, 2022, at St. John Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St. Davison, Michigan 48423. Father Bob McGraw to officiate and Deacon Mike Dear assisting, with cremation to follow. Loleita’s family will be present to receive friends for Visitation, Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Detroit Cremation Society, and again on Thursday from 11:00 am until the time of service. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Loleita’s Tribute Wall at

Loleita (Lee) Rose Winans was born on July 15, 1949, in Flint, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James and Juanita (McGeathy) McLain. She was born a fighter and fought to the end. She attended Michigan School for the Blind where she made many lifelong friends. Lee was very active in many organizations bettering the lives of those with visual impairments. Lee was fiercely independent and could do anything a sighted person could do (except drive – she was still waiting on self-driving cars). She loved her husband of 51 ½ years and her family immensely. She was a loving mother, and a fun grandma who always played games with the grandkids (Grandma Lee rules apply, of course). Lee was very proud of her Catholic faith, but above all Lee was a good, wholesome, honest, and loving person.

Surviving Loleita are her husband, Donald “Lucky” Winans Jr., her children Donald (Jenna), Sherry (Rich), Jason, Jamie (Tony), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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