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Wynter Evans Pitts' Life Celebrated by Her Family and Friends

07-28-2018

Watch the Wynter Evans Pitts Homegoing Service from the Oaks Church in Red Oak, Texas on the CBN News Facebook page.

The funeral for author, speaker, and blogger Wynter Evans Pitts was held Saturday evening at the Oaks Church in Red Oak, Texas.

The service was filled with music, Bible scriptures, tears, laughter and many memories of Wynter as told by her family and friends. 

One of the scriptures read at the service was 2 Corinthians 4:18: "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

Her husband Jonathan also shared a video of Wynter at one of her recent speaking engagements talking about her life and how blessed she was to be married and the mother of four girls. 

Candid Video About Faith and Loss

In the following video posted to Youtube on July 27, Dr. Tony Evans and his family share their thoughts about the sudden passing of their close family member, Wynter Pitts. In this candid conversation, they address questions we have about God, especially during very difficult moments when things don’t make sense. 

As CBN News reported, Pitts died unexpectedly in her sleep earlier this week. She was 38 years old.

Pitts was an author, blogger and founder of For Girls Like You magazine and the niece of Dallas megachurch pastor Dr. Tony Evans.

Just days before her passing, she spoke at a ministry event for girls called, "Reel Girls Conference."

A couple of days after Wynter's death, her husband Jonathan Pitts wrote an inspiring and heartfelt Instagram post, with a profound message: "You can never know for sure if you are young or old because you don't know when the Lord will call you home."

Jonathan said he and his family are heartbroken by her loss but are resting in the hope of Jesus Christ.

"If Wynter's life and sudden passing teaches you anything, learn to live every day in light of that fact," he wrote. "God is a good father. He did not stop loving Wynter when she left this earth. His love only got more real to her. I find solace in that fact.

"Wynter lived a fuller life than most people live in double her 38 years. Well done, babe. Well done," he continued.

 

. Arrangements for Wynter Pitts: . Saturday, July 28th, 2018 . Viewing - 4:00 p.m. Funeral - 5:00 p.m. The Oaks Church - Main Sanctuary 777 S. Interstate 35 East Service Rd. Red Oak, TX 76154 . **Childcare will be provided for children 3 and under.** . • • • Ways you can help: . 1. Pray for Jonathan and the family. . 2. In lieu of flowers, make a donation in support of the family (link in bio) . 3. Send cards of encouragement for Jonathan Pitts and family to: 445 E FM 1382 Suite 3-324, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 . Thank you for loving our family. . • • • From Jonathan: . Words cannot express the love my family has felt since last night. We are heartbroken and in much pain, but we rest in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. You can never know for sure if you are young or old because you don't know when the Lord will call you home. So if Wynter's life and sudden passing teaches you anything, learn to live every day in light of that fact. God is a good father. He did not stop loving Wynter when she left this earth. His love only got more real to her. I find solace in that fact. . Wynter lived a fuller life than most people live in double her 38 years. Well done, babe. Well done. . I celebrate you babe for an extraordinary life of giving to your children, me, and a world in need of hope. . I love you and I always will. Your children will spend every day rising up and calling you blessed. You have left an incredible legacy. . I love you Beasy.

A post shared by Wynter Pitts (@forgirlslikeyou) on

Wynter, her daughter Alena, and her cousin Priscilla Shirer starred in the movie The War Room in November of 2015. It was based on the book by Shirer.  With a production budget of only $3 million, it became a sleeper hit, grossing $74 million worldwide, according to Wikipedia.  The film was produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, who had previously produced films for Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. The film was released by Sony Pictures. 

As CBN News reported, Wynter's daughter Alena also wrote a touching tribute to her mom, right after she died.

She wrote on Instagram, "On July 24, 2018, Jesus took my precious mommy (@forgirlslikeyou) off this earth. It happened within a couple hours and was so sudden. My heart hurts like never before. Comfort seems far. Anxiety is extremely present. It still feels like a dream that I will wake up from soon. I will remember those thirty minutes for the rest of my life. And I will remember the pain I felt as I found out.

But the nurse repeated this phrase to me as I walked down that hospital hallway. And for some reason, I couldn't forget them. As they told me my mom had passed, these words continued and still continue to pound in my head. 'I'm gonna tell you something I need you never to forget ok? You serve a big God. A big God. Don't you ever forget that.' I serve a big God. Obstacles will be thrown at me but my God is still there. He knows what he's doing and he's got a plan. I say this not by sheer will but through faith."

 

On July 24, 2018 Jesus took my precious mommy ( @forgirlslikeyou ) off this earth. It happened within a couple hours and was so sudden. My heart hurts like never before. Comfort seems far. Anxiety is extremely present. It still feels like a dream that I will wake up from soon. I will remember those thirty minutes for the rest of my life. And I will remember the pain I felt as I found out. But the nurse repeated this phrase to me as I walked down that hospital hallway. And for some reason I couldn't forget them. As they told me my mom had passed, these words continued and still continue to pound in my head. "I'm gonna tell you something I need you never to forget ok? You serve a big God. A big God. Don't you ever forget that." I serve a big God. Obstacles will be thrown at me but my God is still there. He knows what he's doing and he's got a plan. I say this not by sheer will but through faith. In the moment, his plan may seem outrageous and I may not understand. I continue to ask myself why me. Why did He choose my family. But I'm reminded He's in control. So even as I weep and grieve, I can smile with joy because I'll see her again. Even now she's been throwing little winks at me. Please be praying for my family as my three younger sisters and I have lost our mommy and my dad has lost his best friend.

A post shared by Alena Pitts (@alenapitts) on

Dr. Evans also shared the news of Wynter's passing on social media.

"My niece Wynter Evans Pitts (@forgirlslikeyou) unexpectedly passed away last night," wrote Evans.  "A beautiful mother of four girls and a devoted wife, Wynter loved her family with a deep commitment.  Please keep her husband Jonathan her four young daughters and our entire family in your prayers."

 

Please pray for our family. My niece Wynter Pitts @forgirlslikeyou unexpectedly passed away last night. A beautiful mother of four girls and a devoted wife, Wynter loved her family with a deep commitment. Her ministry to her family paved the way for her to encourage girls to follow God with their whole heart and for their parents to do the same. Wynter was bright, loyal, generous, diligent, and simply a delight. A treasured part of our family. While I will miss her terribly and am heartbroken at the sudden loss of her life here on earth, I am encouraged to know that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." (2 Cor 5:8). . Please keep her husband Jonathan, her four young daughters, and our entire family in your prayers.

A post shared by Dr. Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) on

A GoFundMe account has also been set up by a family friend to help her husband and daughters with any needed financial assistance.

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