Winbery, Annell B.
Annell B. Winbery Annell B. Winbery, 93, of Christiansburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2023 with her son and daughter-in-law at her side, at their home in Dunnellon, Florida.
Annell is survived by her son, Mark Winbery, his wife Margie, and a grandson. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, as well as her nephew, two nieces, and two great-nephews.
Annell was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Christiansburg. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed Book Club, meeting friends for weekly Coffee, volunteering at the Montgomery County Museum, and many hobbies. She was famous for her home-baked cookies.
The family wishes to thank all of Annell’s friends who faithfully have been sending cards, letters, and communications from her church, since she moved to Assisted Living. Annell always enjoyed hearing from all of you, and remembered you all fondly.
Several years ago, Annell wrote the following:
“A Fitting Obituary”
“Annell Winbery, having lived well past her expiration date, shuffled off this mortal coil on May 9, 2023. She did not go gently into this good night, but fought death long and hard. Unfortunately death held the advantage of the scythe.
“Annell was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, after 53 years of marriage.
“Annell had been a public school teacher for 37 years and as far as she knew, most of her students went on to live useful lives.
“She is survived by her son Mark Winbery and others as noted above, who will at their convenience, choose a time and place for a memorial service.
“I was Annell Winbery and I approve this message (having written it myself).”
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Christiansburg Public Library or Montgomery County Museum in Annell’s honor.
Sharon Montgomery Mirtaheri
May 25, 2023 @ 7:28 pm
She was my very favorite teacher ! I had her fir world geography and government. She made a HUGE impact on my life by telling me positive things about my work ethic and intelligence. I still have the notes she wrote on my papers. And she gave me a wedding gift that she bought on a trip to Italy. It’s still on my coffee table 48 years later.
I know she had a hood long life but my heart still hurts that she has passed.
Deborah Agee Nall
May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
A great teacher and motivator at Auburn High School. She always stood out to me as an excellent educator who modeled high standards and grace. May her legacy live on through her loved ones and those she taught.
May 25, 2023 @ 3:32 pm
One of the best teachers of all time.
May 25, 2023 @ 2:41 pm
I had her as a teacher also,at Auburn High school,she was very sweet, Lady. prayers to her family. Debbie “Snavely “Thomas.
Bruce W Thomas
May 25, 2023 @ 2:19 pm
Great teacher ! Very sweet lady. Need more people like her in this world.
May GOD comfort her family.
Bruce W Thomas , class of 1968 AHS
Josie Thomas Bishop
May 25, 2023 @ 12:16 pm
A true lady and a wonderful teacher. I was very fortunate to be one of her students at Auburn as well as a member of her church, St Paul UMC.
May 25, 2023 @ 10:33 am
I was blessed to have Mrs. Winbery as a teacher in 2 different classes. She was a wonderful teacher and good friend. Prayers for her family.
With love, Crystal Akers Surber, class of 1975
May 25, 2023 @ 6:44 am
I was very blessed to have been taught by both of these wonderful womem Mrs winberry in high school at auburn high school and her mother at Willa Baker. Rest in Peace
Clara Albert Sowers
May 25, 2023 @ 6:11 am
A great southern lady who was the beloved daughter of Mrs. Bell my first grade teacher at Weller Baker School. She was a doll collector and the best at every thing she set out to do.
May 25, 2023 @ 1:56 pm
I had Mrs Winberry for classes at Auburn high-school. my mother had her mama Mrs. Bell as a first grade teacher. Rest in Peace. prayers for her family.