Printess Allen Winston IV, 16, of Fairmont, began his going-home journey on the early morning of Monday (June 13, 2016).
We were blessed with his birth on Oct. 8, 1999, in Fairmont, and every day after.
The proud parents are Bonnie Winston and Printess III "Grazhopr" (Tami) Winston, all of Fairmont.
He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Kyle (Ashley) Brown of Morgantown and Knight-Shawn Winston of Fairmont; two sisters, Taylin Dobbs and KaShylin Winston of Fairmont; niece, Avaya Brown of Morgantown; grandmother, Irene Brown of Pennsylvania; grandparents, Printess II and Dellmon Winston of Morgantown, Red and Debbie Hines of Fairmont; aunts and uncles, Dellmon (Joe) Wilcox of Morgantown, Winshel (Donald) Hill of Maryland, Georgia Winston of Maryland (also his godmother) and Nick (Alisha) Hines of Fairmont; godfather, Derric Hill of Maryland; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and family who loved him very much.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, David (Jinks) and Marguerite Cottingham of Cleveland, Ohio, Willie and Clifford Mae Winston of Chaplin; aunt, Nicole Ulrich of Pennsylvania; uncle, Gary Brown of Pennsylvania; and many other family members. Our family has lost too many young family members.
Printess began his athletic career at the age of 4 with the Suncrest youth softball league. Printess continued his athletic career playing basketball for Hoop Dreams in Fairmont and the Cavs of Morgantown. He was a rising junior at Fairmont Senior High School. Setting his sight on one day owning his own custom automotive shop, Printess started this journey alongside his dad and brother at their new family-owned business, Winston Wheels and Tires in Fairmont.
He also enjoyed listening to music, fishing, shooting his bow and just having fun with his family and friends. Printess was well-known for his beautiful smile and hair. He recently got a tattoo in memory of his great-grandfather, Dave, who recently passed away.
Printess touched the hearts of many people, and his life mattered!
Services will be held at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home at 10 S. High St., Morgantown. Viewing will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday with Gabriel Kinsey officiating. Cremation services will follow.
Condolences may be made at www.fredjenkinsfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 16, 2016