Funeral services for Patricia Pinckard, 95, of West Monroe will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Dr. Marty Black will officiate. Visitation will precede the service from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick…read more
Funeral services for Patricia Pinckard, 95, of West Monroe will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at New Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Dr. Marty Black will officiate. Visitation will precede the service from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Patricia May Wright Pinckard was born in London, England, on February 9, 1924. As a cockney, she was born within the sounds of the Bow Bells or within earshot of the St. Mary-le-Bow Church Bells. Our mom died March 5, 2019, after 95 years of life. Mom began her formal education at the age of four years and completed two years of college by the time she was fourteen (14) years old. She obtained her first job as a bookkeeper at the age of fifteen (15) and eventually worked for Lloyds of London during World War II. Her youth was spent riding her bicycle to enjoy visiting Windsor Castle, participating in the Girl Guides, and later surviving bombings, scarcity of food, and eventually witnessing the destruction of many areas in England during World War II.
August 2, 1944, she married Allen Pinckard, an American flyer, stationed in England. After World War II ended and during her processing procedures to sail to the United States to reunite with her husband, mother was required to sign an oath that she would never be a burden to the United States. Years later, Mother was very proud to become a citizen of the United States.
After our parents retired, they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. They loved to spend time in Branson, Missouri, with grandchildren, neighbors, friends and Sunday School Class members.
Mother was a very special person. A few of her favorite sayings were “keep a stiff upper lip or crying never solves anything or you can do anything you set your mind to or an education is important”.
She was strong, tireless, and unselfish. She always put her children’s and husband’s needs before her own needs. She loved, cherished, and was proud of her family and her grandchildren.
Patricia Pinckard was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Pinckard; her parents Leonard C. and Mildred Wright; her sister, Doreen Milway and husband Cecil (Chic) Milway; a brother, Reginald Wright; and son-in-law, Charles Kincade.
Patricia Pinckard will be affectionally remembered and missed by her family of three children: Mary Kincade of West Monroe; Linda DuCote and husband Michael of West Monroe; and Darryl Pinckard and wife Diane from Carrollton, Texas. Two grandchildren: Daniel DuCote and wife Brandi from Pasadena, California, Sara Kauffman and husband Eric from Mauldin, South Carolina, and mom’s soon to be born great-grandchild, Landry James Kauffman. She is survived by her very special, four-footed, family members: MizzMo, who brought her great happiness, giggles, and many smiles during her daily visits; Bart, Belle, and Skittles.
The family wishes to express our appreciation and thanks to all members and staff of The Oaks Nursing Home who provided excellent care of our mother and as well as family support; Glenwood Hospital staff, AMR and Acadian Ambulance Services, and Ascend Hospice for their professionalism, understanding and care.hide
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 02:00 pm
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