WILMINGTON — Michele Ann Winters, 65, of Wilmington, North Carolina, and wife of the late Thomas Andrew Winters, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
Michele was born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on March 23, 1957, to Roy H. and Elizabeth (Cramer) Martin. She graduated from Cherry Hill East High School in 1975. After graduation, cosmetology school is where Michele committed to experimenting with every hairstyle and color throughout her life, from edgy bobs and shags to big, bouncy curls.
Michele met the love of her life after an introduction by mutual friends. Throughout their marriage, Michele and Tom dreamed of all the places they could travel and the adventures they’d experience as a family. In their final years together, Michele and Tom settled in Wilmington, North Carolina, where they could enjoy the benefits of coastal living, including boating, kayaking, and relaxing at the beach.
Michele is survived by her three children, Rachel Mills of West Palm Beach, Florida, Megan Mullins of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Thomas J. Winters of Wilmington, North Carolina; two grandchildren; brothers, Richard Martin of Somerdale, New Jersey, and Robert Martin of Pinole, California and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
To her children, she leaves a love for dogs, gardening, classic rock, baking Swedish bread at Christmas, science fiction movies, genealogy, and a deep love of laughter and fun.
Michele had a joyful, kind presence and made friends easily throughout her life. Her children loved to make her laugh. There was never a day that she didn’t brag about all three of her beautiful babies. We will miss her greatly.
Michele will be honored at a forthcoming private celebration of life in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.