Devotional Author Wynter Evans Pitts Passes Away Suddenly

The founder of For Girls Like You magazine and niece of Dr. Tony Evans was 38.

By Nancy Flory Published on July 25, 2018

Wynter Evans Pitts, passed away suddenly Tuesday night. She was 38 years old.

Wynter Pitts was an author, speaker and founder of For Girls Like You magazine. She is the niece of evangelist-author Dr. Tony Evans. Her oldest of four daughters is Alena Pitts, an actress in the movie War Room.

Husband Jonathan Pitts posted the news on Wynter’s Instagram account. “Last night, Wynter was taken from us suddenly but we know that she was only taken into the hands of the God that she loves with her whole heart. Though we grieve, we are doing so with hope. And though we hurt, her life and her legacy will continue on through each one of us, especially my four daughters. Thank you for your prayers, specifically for them.”

 

From Jonathan Pitts (Wynter’s husband) ——- Last night, Wynter was taken from us suddenly but we know that she was only taken into the hands of the God that she loves with her whole heart. Though we grieve, we are doing so with hope. And though we hurt, her life and her legacy will continue on through each one of us, especially my four daughters. Thank you for your prayers, specifically for them. ——————-From Alena Pitts our oldest daughter: On July 24, 2018 Jesus took my precious mommy 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 surgeon who was on site who is also a family friend 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.❤️

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Pitts included daughter Alena’s post about her mom:

On July 24, 2018 Jesus took my precious mommy 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 surgeon who was on site who is also a family friend 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.

Dr. Tony Evans posted his thoughts on Instagram:

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. …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).

Dr. Evans also asked for prayer for Jonathan and the four girls.

 

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.

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Actress and friend Candace Cameron Bure shared that she was saddened beyond words. “She was a kind, loving and strong woman of God and while I can trust that she is walking streets of Gold in Heaven and sitting at the feet of Jesus, my heart grieves for taking such a faithful and incredible example of a Godly woman, mother and wife and friend.”

 

I’m saddened beyond words to hear of the sudden passing of my friend Wynter Pitts. She was a kind, loving and strong woman of God and while I can trust that she is walking streets of Gold in Heaven and sitting at the feet of Jesus, my heart grieves for taking such a faithful and incredible example of a Godly woman, mother and wife and friend. I’m so grateful for the time we spent together last month when she was in town visiting. I’m heart is hurting so much and I’m praying for her husband Jonathan and their four daughters Alena, Kaitlyn, Cameron and Olivia. @forgirlslikeyou @alenapitts #sheisyours A friend has set up a go fund me page for the family. Your prayers are precious and needed and any financial support is appreciated. The link is in my bio as well. http://gf.me/u/j4stbu

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Wynter Evans Pitts was raised in the inner city of Baltimore by her mother and grandmother. After working as a grant writer for such organizations as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Philabundance and her uncle’s Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Pitts devoted herself to raising her four girls.

Soon she began blogging and writing devotionals. This led to the creation of For Girls Like You, a magazine described a “Christ-centered, fun-filled, edutainment-style magazine” for tween girls.

Wynter leaves behind her own four girls, Alena, Kaitlyn, Cameron and Olivia.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Jonathan and his daughters during this difficult time. Please keep the Pitts family in your prayers.

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