Ralph Edward Wynn passed away November 2, 2022, age 96, after a long and fulfilling life.
Ralph Wynn was born on July 21, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio to George and Mary Wynn. Later, the family relocated to Chicago, where he attended DuSable High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University and his master’s degree in Counseling and an Education Specialist degree in School Administration from Indiana University. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the army. In 1951, he married Georgia Rose in Chicago, and they were married for over 65 years until she transitioned in August 2016 at the age of 88.
After marrying his high school sweetheart, Ralph began his teaching career in Gary, Indiana in 1953 and later taught at public schools in Michigan City, Richmond and Marion. As an educator, he served as a social studies teacher, a counselor and a Grade School Principal and High School Vice Principal. He was also a member of numerous diverse organizations in the community, including the NAACP, Prince Hall Masons, Kiwanis Club, Yokefellows, Christian Men’s Fellowship, and Retired Teachers’ groups.
Ralph professed his faith in Jesus Christ at a young age and was baptized at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was ordained as a deacon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Michigan City, Indiana. After moving to Richmond, Indiana in 1972, he joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and continued his deaconship. In total Ralph served as a deacon for over 33 years. His other church activities included ushering, teaching Sunday School, and being an active witness for God.
Traveling was one of Ralph and Georgia Wynn’s hobbies. They traveled throughout North and Central America, Europe and Asia after retiring in 1986. They visited Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, and Greece, Denmark, Vietnam among other places. In addition, Ralph was also interest in stocks, public speaking, leading discussions, reading, investing, technology, hiking, photography, art and making DVD’s for WCTV television and for friends.
You can view the Wynn Family genealogy information that Ralph created by visiting the website: sites.google.com/site/wynnfamilyheritage.or by scanning the QR Code below.
Ralph is survived by his two sisters, Sally May Hogan and Helen Emory-Campbell, both of Chicago, Illinois; his two sons, Irving Wynn (spouse, Cheryl Wynn), Lafayette, Indiana, and Eric Wynn, Silver Spring, Maryland; his two daughters, Sylvia Wynn, Nashville, Tennessee, and Constance Wynn, Washington, DC; his three grandchildren, LaMont Wynn (spouse, Nathalie Grun), Hanoi, Vietnam; Christine Wynn, Indianapolis, Indiana and Kelly Banks, Silver Spring, Maryland; and one great grandchild Monae Rozan Grun Wynn, Hanoi, Vietnam and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Ralph’s guiding principle and vision for self and for others was to pray, worship, work hard, achieve and to desire a heavenly home.