Henry Edward Winslett, IV

October 16, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Henry Edward “Ward” Winslett IV, beloved son of Caroline and Trey Winslett, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2020 at Levine Children’s Hospital after battling bravely with Gaucher’s Disease. Ward was born on September 22, 2019. He was affectionately known as “Ward-Ward, Wardy Bug, Super Ward, Boodle Bug and My Little Boy” by those who knew him best and loved him most.

To know Ward was to love him. His beautiful, bright blue eyes, long eyelashes, infectious smile and sounds of pure delight blessed us all each and every day of his short life. Ward was incredibly smart and keenly aware of the world around him. He knew what he liked and wanted and communicated this clearly in his own unique ways. Ward derived great joy from many of life’s simplest pleasures: watching the trees sway in the breeze, reading his favorite books and bedtime stories, rolling from side to side to play with his wooden gym, creating music with his maracas, watching his musical crib aquarium, splashing during bath time, and being held and sung to by his favorite people. He was best known for always having a WubbaNub from his beloved collection to snuggle, stroke or lasso across the room.

Ward is survived by his parents, Caroline McGuire Winslett and Henry Edward (Trey) Winslett lll; maternal grandparents, Susanne and William (Bill) B. McGuire, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Carol and Henry Edward (Eddie) Winslett, Jr.; great grandmother, Virginia S. Allen; aunt, Emily Winslett Hurd and spouse Nick Hurd, all of Charlotte, NC; uncle, William (Will) Hurst McGuire of Atlanta, Georgia; and his devoted and loving “fairy godmother”, Sandra Jacobs of Huntersville, NC.

A private memorial service for Ward will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00PM at Myers Park Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Joe Clifford officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/channel/rrwwyyklyzmsz8aug8mv .  The family will have a drive-by-visitation at their home, 1812 Beverly Drive, beginning at 3:00 PM for friends to show their support 

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the many dedicated friends who bestowed upon them “a thousand acts of kindness” during Ward’s life. Special thanks are also extended to Ward’s medical team; Dr. Laurie Hicks and the nurses of LCH8 at Levine Children’s Hospital, Dr. Amanda Moran Lanier and team of Levine Children’s Perspective Health and Wellness, Dr. Elizabeth Jalazo of UNC Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism, and the KidsPath Team of Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in memory of their sweet Ward to The Ward Winslett Memorial Fund at Foundation for the Carolinas: https://www.fftc.org/wardwinslettfund.

Ward, we shall “Love you forever, like you for always. As long as we’re living, our precious son, grandson, great grandson, nephew, and friend to many you will be.” You will remain in our hearts forever.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Williams Family

    Lifting your entire family in prayer during this difficult time. Praying for hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of pain. Know that your JP Morgan family is here for you if you need anything and we will be checking in on you regularly.
    Mike and Ann Marie Williams

  • Nurkin family

    Your very beautiful and very special son, as well as your entire family are in our hearts.

  • Maureen & Erick Genser

    Many healing thoughts and prayers for all of you at this difficult time. Your beautiful little Ward is in heaven and at peace now.
    God bless.

  • Embry Family

    We are sending much love and praying for you all! Jesus loves you very much!!!

  • Ellen Johnson (BSF)

    Ward. Your family loves you, but God loves you more. Rest in God's arms.

  • Amy House

    Sweet Ward,
    I will always remember your precious face and your look of joy and wonder. Keeping all of you in our prayers.