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Janie Pinckney
Sep 06, 1921 to Nov 05, 2017


Janie Taylor Bridges Pinckney, 96, departed this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital, Sumter. Born September 6, 1921, in Sumter County, she was the oldest of fourteen children of the late Edwin and Rhodia Maple Taylor. Sister Pinckney was a native of Sumter and a lifelong member of Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, where she was active in many capacities: president of the Gospel Choir, member of the Wilhelmenia “Sweetheart” Burgess Women Missionary Society, Trustee Board and class leader. She attended church faithfully until her health declined. Sister Pinckney was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and also attended Sumter Area Technical with an earned certificate as a nursing assistant. She was a loyal employee at Shaw Air Force Base exchange for 33 years. She later worked as a certified nursing assistant for 12 years. Sister Pinckney was a graceful, fashionable, energetic Christian woman, whose life is a testimony of the goodness of God. She was an avid seamstress who designed fashions for herself and her children. She was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed knitting, and crocheting . She cultivated a garden with many vegetables and beautiful flowers throughout her home and yard. She not only enjoyed growing plants but also shared them with others. She often provided floral arrangements for the church. Sister Pinckney was a very active member of the Delaine Community Center where she taught others to how to crochet. She leaves to cherish precious memories; one son, Homer ( Christine) Burgess of Columbia; two daughters, Viola Smith and Margaret Martin of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Ernest ( Barbara ) Taylor of California, sisters, Sarah ( Clifton) Kelly of Columbia, Elizabeth Hogan of Georgia, Juanita ( Kenneth) Morrison of Columbia, Florence Young of California, Earline Sinkler of Virginia and Edna Scarborough of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; ten great grand children; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 4970 McLaurin Road, Wedgefield. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 a. m. from the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Church, 160 North Kings Highway, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Broughton, Jr., pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 10 a. m. Funeral procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Wayman Chapel A. M. E. Churchyard Cemetery.
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