Mary Lee Pinkney

Mary Lee Pinkney, 86, of Waynesville, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at her home following a battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and her loved ones.

She was born August 26, 1933 in Waynesville to Beatrice Roberson and Musgrove Fields. 

She was employed by King and Prince Seafood for many years until she retired. She was a member of the Little Rock Baptist Church. She leaves behind unforgettable memories of love, and laughter from a heart of gold. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt Pinkney Sr.; her mother and father; her son, Roy Lee Chesterfields, and her son, Alvin Fitzgerald Pinkney. 

Survivors include her children, Dewitt Pinkney Jr., Debra Williams, Jerome (Earlis) Pinkney, Dwight Pinkney Sr., and Linda Hamilton; grandchildren, Calvin (Brenda) Thomas, Larry Cohen, Alvin (LaDonna) Pinkney Sr., Felicia (Billy) Johnson, Melissa Hutcherson, Dawnea Pinkney, A’shante Hill, Shakea Hill, Dwight Pinkney Jr., Tyrone Hamilton Jr., Joe (Ky’yanna) Hamilton, Scotty Hutcherson and Dewayne Pinkney; 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Jones and Alice Mitchell; two brothers, James (Willie) Roberson and Clifford (Diana) Roberson; a sister-in- law, Louise Walthour; two god-daughters, Paul and Natalia Murphy and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and other family members. 

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, from the Masonic Cemetery in Waynesville in Brantley County.

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Rainge Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

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