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A.V. Windham Jr.
July 14, 1937 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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September 28th in the morning, is the time that AV Windham became absent from his body to be present with the Lord. He passed from this life of 86 years, after recently dealing with covid, pneumonia, and ongoing prostate cancer.
He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were always encouraged by his attitude and genuine nature. He truly was a friend to everyone.
Born in Bay Springs, MS, AV grew up as Sonny Windham through high school and university years at William Carey College. It was in college that he met June Rieben, whom he was married to for 62 years. They moved to New Orleans where he received his Master of Religious Education and then worked in education ministry for 40+ years in Ocean Springs, Forest, Macon GA, Hattiesburg, Jackson, and Florence MS.
More importantly, AV built a foundation and a legacy that will endure for generations. He often told stories of the choices he made that set his course in life – choosing friends who were solid, playing the tuba in marching band, buying his first car while on a road trip. He learned early-on that a smile goes for miles, that people know whether you are genuine, that love is patient and kind and does not envy or boast. The concept that changed his life is John 3:16, that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. This is what he would want others to know.
On any given day you might find AV sitting on the patio enjoying his morning coffee, texting friends to encourage them, talking with his brother about the good ole days, reading biographies or history, or researching classic old cars. And on special days - spending time with grandchildren – many hours in his workshop or giving advice on how to fix something or which car to buy. And now they have skills to pass on.
AV will be missed by his wife, June; children, Dwayne (Melissa), Dawn (Philip); grandchildren, Seth, Anna, Foster, Sawyer, Satchel, Cannon; and brother, Bobby.
A celebration of AV’s life will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd, 11:00 a.m.
Coffee, tea and visit time will be at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Arlington Baptist Church, 2101 Market St., Pascagoula, MS.
In lieu of flowers, as a tribute to AV, take your family or friends out for dinner and enjoy your time with laughter and sharing stories!
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