Tela Marchel Winnie passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 7, 2021 at age 37 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.
Tela was born on March 28, 1984 in Kansas City, Mo. She grew up in Kansas City and moved to Mesa AZ in 2002 and graduated High School in 2002 at Skyline High School, Mesa, AZ.
She later married and had one daughter, Justyna J. Keith in 2004. She is survived by her daughter Justyna J. Keith, Mesa, AZ. Her Mother, Denice M. Howard & Stepfather David R. Howard, Fountain Hills, AZ, her Father, Gary Winnie, Kansas City, MO, Her Sister, Angela M. Rodriguez, Mesa, AZ, Her Brother, Rogelio Rodriguez, Lee’s Summit, MO, a Sister Noni Williams, Washington. A host of nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Norman, Sr., Lee’s Summit, MO, and Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Winnie, Kansas City, MO.
Tela was currently employed with Transworld Systems, Inc. at the NCI Branch location in Tempe, AZ. She has been employed with this company in Supervision for 6 years. Prior to this Tela was employed with Village Inn for 14 years.
Tela attended Central Arizona College for a period of time while employed. In youth, Tela volunteered several years as a junior volunteer at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, MO.
Tela was a very loving and devoted mother. We will all miss her so much.