Patricia M. Winfield


Patricia Marlene Winfield was born in Columbus Ohio to Ann & Philip Pete on June 21st, 1953. She was the youngest of 3 children, older brother Willard, and sister Elaine.  In her childhood Patricia grew up in a loving home, she was a Daddy’s Girl through and through and wanted to be everywhere with “My Peter” as she affectionately called him. Patricia attended Linmoore Middle School and graduated from Linden-McKinley High School in June of 1971, where she was a Cheerleader, and member of the Senior Choir.

Patricia was a member of Second Baptist Church, where she met the love of her life Oliver (Tony) Winfield in the Youth Sunday School Class. Patricia was a faithful member of the Concord Choir of Second Baptist, of which Tony joined to be closer to “Patty” (a name reserved for a select few). Patricia had a fervent love of Singing and Praising the Lord which was the beginning of her lifelong Ministry.

On July 20th, 1974, Patricia and Tony were married at Second Baptist Church. On April 24th, 1975, they welcomed their first child Pheana Jenee (PJ) into the world, who was the first of 4 children, Hope November 2nd, 1978 (deceased), Daniel Anthony October 23rd, 1981, and Jamarr Massey (adopted June 1999). Patricia had a great love for children and over the years did home care for numerous young working mothers. In 1997 Patricia and Oliver began foster care opening their home to teenage boys for the next 9 years.

In 1980 Patricia and Tony along with lifelong best friends James & Judy Qualls formed the Gospel Quartet know as “Wings of Praise” to spread the message of Christ wherever God sent them. For the next 25 years they ministered his word in all the neighboring states bordering Ohio and beyond Including Israel in 1988, and Nigeria in 1991. The standing joke amongst the quartet was that “We were three preachers (James, Judy & Tony) who traveled with one singer (Patricia)” but in 2008 Patricia acknowledged her call to the ministry.

In 1996 Patricia and Oliver and Children became members of Gospel Lighthouse Church. Where she continued her ministry of song and preaching God’s word. She worked very closely with the prayer ministry of Gospel Lighthouse, and along with her Husband taught the New Members Orientation class.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Gospel Lighthouse, 600 Frebis Ave. 43206. Interment at Sunset Cemetery.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. She had a beautiful soul, and was an amazing light. I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are yours.

  2. Pat my dear friend. You’ve made it through those pearly gates if Heaven. I believe God has said to Welcome to Heaven my child. You gave run the race my daughter. You have kept the faith. Welcome to Heaven my child. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. I will miss you dear friend?. Pat!

  3. Momma Pat was just that a momma to me. We meet at Gates McDonald’s working and she immediately became my mentor.
    My heart is grieving we truly don’t know the day or hour when He the son of God will appear. It’s not going to be the same seeing her post no more on Facebook.
    God help the family and friends that were close to her. I’m devastated, it’s like the rapture happened.

  4. Oh my heart is heavy after hearing about the loss of Sister Pat. But soul is rejoicing because I know she is with the Lord. I send my heartfelt condolences to Brother Tony and the rest of the family.

    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
    Vicky J

  5. To : The Winfield family I pray the peace of all understanding know Aunt Pat is in the arms of Jesus! All the times and laughing we had will never be forgotten. I love ❤️ you and you are in my prayers . Aunt Pat I will miss you but Jesus needed you so go sing for the Lord . I love you ❤️

  6. Minister Belinda & Lenore ( your Milner girls)

    Our hearts is heavy right now, We want to give a very sincere condolences regarding Minister Pat passing. She meant a lot to US and our family-she was there for us during a very difficult time in our lives along with Elder Tony at GLC Gospel Lighthouse Church. I’m praying for you Elder Tony, PJ and our church family this is a hard loss for us all as a church member and choir members. We love you and we know she is resting in the loving arms of Jesus. You will never be forgotten and your legacy of love and prayers shall live on forever in our hearts!! We shall see you again!! Our prayers going

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  8. Dwayne and Judy Shavers

    To Elder Tony and Family we send sincere love, prayer and condolences to you and your family at this time. May God comfort and strengthen you. Min. Dwayne and Judy Shavers

  9. Patricia Fenner

    I am truly sadden to hear of Pat’s passing. After I left Ohio Pat & I didn’t keep in touch as often as we should have. But, I always remembered the good times we had together at Second Baptist Church growing up, singing in the Concord Choir and roller skating most weeks. Pat, Ricca and I were like the “Three Musketeers” where you saw one you saw the other. We all have our memories. Please know I mourn with you.

    Jehovah God knows you are sad and just like a flower collects water after a storm He collects your tears. He will carry you through your storm and help heal your heart. He will help you endure. Whatever comes our way we are never alone. Isaiah 41:10
    My prayers are with you.
    Patricia (Pat Napper) Fenner

  10. Sylvia (Davidson) Wilson

    My condolences to the entire family of Pat. I remember her and Tony as teenagers and being in awe of their love for each other. Pat helped me and other young teens form the Youth Choir at Second Baptist in 1970 and she was a wonderful director! Her voice in the Concord Choir was unmatched. Heaven has gained an angel!

  11. Tony and Elaine, I just want you to know how very sad I am at this time. Pat was the most beautiful soul. She was one of my Dad’s song birds in the Concord Choir. Most of all she was a beautiful person, watching the Love between her and Tony gave all of the youth under you two a chance to see how a loving Christian relationship can work. Love to the entire family, from my family to yours ❤️

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