LaWanda “Wonda” Marie Pinkney was born October 2, 1988 to Larry Edward Pinkney and Aegina D. Pinkney in Sumter, South Carolina. She departed this life on February 22, 2023 in Grove City, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Larry E. Pinkney and sister, Fatima Brown. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. Wonda worked several jobs until she earned her Truck Drivers’ license and began her dream job of being a truck driver, following in her daddy’s footsteps. Those of you that knew Wonda, know of her angelic voice. She loved to sing. Any song, on the spot and in tune-often making you think you are already in heaven. Her energetic outlook and positive attitude on life kept her among many friends. Wonda is survived by: her sons, Tyler JaMarie Pinkney, Joseph Nathaniel and Joshua Nemiah Richardson; her mother, Aegina D. Pinkney; sisters, Charmaine Pinkney, Alexis Michelle Pinkney-Rhames; her brothers, Angelo Pinkney, Cory Nelson, Tyrone Tisdale, all of Sumter, Russell Dozier of Augusta, GA; a special friend, Terrence Lamkin and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home, 30 Abbey Hall Court, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, March 4, 2023 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. J. Elbert Williams, Officiating, Eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m.
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