Winifred Dorothy Idun was born at Cape Coast, Ghana, on May 20, 1950 to Mr. Benjamin Idun and Madam Dorothy Hoyle, both of blessed memory. She was the second of eight siblings, two males and six females.
Sister Efua, as she was affectionately called by her siblings and friends, had her basic education at the Methodist Primary and Nana Baidoo Bonso Middle Schools in New Takoradi, Ghana, passing out with the Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC) in 1965.
For her secondary (high) school education, she attended the Takoradi Secondary School (Tadisco) from 1965 to 1970, at the end of which she obtained the General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary (‘O’) Level.
From 1970 to 1972, she trained as a teacher at the Komenda Training College, Ghana.
Winifred Idun’s work life as a teacher began with her first posting to Kissi Primary School near Komenda Junction, following which she was transferred successively to Apewosika Primary School, Antem Middle School and Queen Anne’s Point Primary School, all at Cape Coast. She was promoted to the position of Headteacher while at Queen Anne’s Point School.
Prior to retirement in 2010, she was promoted to head principal of The Church of Christ Primary and Junior High Schools (JHS) at Cape Coast and assistant education director of her district.
In 1976 Winifred got married with whom she had all her children: Unfortunately, her eldest child, the only son passed away in his youth 11 years ago.
Winifred was a staunch Methodist and worshipped at the Wesley Cathedral at Cape Coast for several decades. She was also a member of the Women’s Fellowship of the church during the period.
Sister Efua joined her daughters in the U.S in 2012 and was living happily with them until four years ago when ill-health set in and she had to undergo surgical operations on a number of occasions. She unfortunately succumbed to her condition, passing away on 23rd March this year, 2020.
Winifred is survived by her daughters, brother, four sisters and nine grandchildren.
May the LORD grant her soul peaceful rest.
In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, and will also be live streamed on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Winifred’s obituary page.
However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Winifred and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.
Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service by standing at a minimum distance of 20 feet from the tent and 6 feet apart from one another to comply with social distancing directives or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.
Youtube Link to service
Happy birthday MAA, I miss you and thank you for being an awesome mother. I love you.
awo, May 20, 2020