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Aaron Winstead

May 23, 1983 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 38)


Aaron Winstead of Ithaca,

Passed away unexpectedly, December 3, 2021, at the age of 38. Aaron was born in Eaton Rapids, May 23, 1983, the son of William and Alberta (Winstead) Dowding. He attended Eaton Rapids High School, had a hunger for learning and earned degrees in electricity, masonry work, and carpentry. Aaron enjoyed the outdoors, riding his motorcycle and quad, fishing, camping, and hunting. He was such a talented handyman that could fix and make anything broken work. He had a great love for his children, family, and friends, and will be greatly missed.

Aaron is survived by his father, William (Kitty) Dowding of Onondaga; children, Bernadine and Caryn Winstead, both of Eaton Rapids; sisters, Alana (Temo) Sotelo of Battle Creek, Alesha (Ronald Antoine) Dowding of Ithaca; He was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather, Richard Duffrin and biological father, Richard Holman.

Memorial services will be 3 pm January 7, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Eaton Rapids with visitation the hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, PO Box 49104, Baltimore, MD 21297. `The family has entrusted the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel with arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit our website,

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January 7, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Eaton Rapids)

Memorial Service
January 7, 2022

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Eaton Rapids)

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