Mrs. Sheila Loretta Redding of South Bend, Indiana was born on April 17, 1956 to the Union of William Norman Winston Sr. and Elizabeth “DeBose” Lottie. On Thursday, January 13, 2022, she was called home by the Lord; her loving family was by her side.
Sheila attended Central High School of South Bend. She was united in marriage to John E. Redding in South Bend on August 5, 1989. Sheila loved the LORD and was a former member of Faith Apostolic Ministries.
Sheila loved to teach, nurture, mentor, and live in the moment. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend who loved her family unconditionally. Although she birthed four sons she was a mother to many and the love was so genuine it was hard to know the ones she gave birth to.
She was one of the Founders and Community Advocates of H.O.T “Hear Our Tears”, (no abuse, bullying or violence) a non-profit community organization. She was also a manager at Unique Boutique International LLC. Prior to that, she was employed at Nylon Craft for over a decade.
Her favorite pastimes were helping others, crafting and bedazzling everything. She was a very creative person that inspired other family members to tap into their own creative sides that many of us didn’t even know that we had.
Her spirit was a source of inspiration and encouragement for many. She was strong in her goals, in her family, and in her faith. Her favorite scripture was Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will make straight your path.”
Sheila leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, John of 33 years, Her three son’s: Tommy (Melissa) Plump of North Carolina, TyAntwon Redding Sr. and Mijell (Chastity) Redding; seven stepdaughters: Carla Redding (Jeffrey) Sciba all of South Bend), Aliscia Jennings, Taneshia (Kanisha) Redding all of Georgia, Tanika Redding, Jahanna Redding, Wilma Redding, and Yolanda Redding all of North Carolina. She has 20 living grandchildren: TyAntwon Redding Jr. and Camari Redding both of South Bend, Bre’Asiah Redding, Charell Hunt, Davion Corruthers, and La’Terriyah Smith all of Indianapolis, Indiana; Dairius Redding of South Bend, Tyreka Redding of North Carolina, Dartangian Taylor and Tiara Redding of Georgia, Kavin Howard and TyTyanna Redding of North Carolina, Briana Proctor of Georgia, Isaiah Seward of South Bend, Diondra Martin of North Carolina, Natheniel Redding and Emanuel Herron of South Bend, Winter Felix, Robert Redding, and Summer Redding all of North Carolina; 16 great grandchildren, one sister Traci Winston of South Bend; one brother, Anthony Winston of Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Joanne Redding and an aunt, Clare Winston both of South Bend and uncle, Joe Winston of Fort Wayne; eight nieces, Quanika Wardlow, Aisha Winston, Natasha Winston, Tiffany Winston, A’Jayla Jones all of South Bend, Tyana Black of Georgia, Tenii Washington also of South Bend, Tetra Winston of Georgia, and Parys Johnson of Oklahoma; 11 nephews, Joel Williams, Torrell Winston, Maurice Sylvester and Jamilos Holloway all of South Bend, Jesse Bloch Jr. of California, Andre Winston of Ohio, Chester Burt, Marques Williams, and Braelyn Smart all of Oklahoma, along with a host of cousins, great nieces & nephews, and close friends.
Sheila was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Sam & Clara Winston; her parents; a brother, William Winston Jr., two sisters, Trina Winston and Cecelia Jenkins; a son, Torrell Redding; two Aunts, Annie Lou and Pearl; , two grandsons, Kam’Ron Redding, and Sayvon Redding, and a nephew, Tiras Johnson.
She had a deep love and commitment for family. She wanted the best for her children and grandchildren and laid an exemplary example of love on which to build a foundation. She had a warm and gentle smile that let you know that she was genuine. We pray that her legacy will be an inspiration to those who knew and loved her.