Juanita E. Pinkney, a resident of Southeast Washington, D.C. passed away in Chula Vista, California on Jan. 25.
Pinkney was the last of seven children born to Erma and Tillman Jacobs in southern New Jersey on October 29, 1944.
After graduating from Woodstown High School, she attended Delaware State College, then Bowie State University, where she studied to be a teacher. She worked as a teacher and reading specialist in the Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, Maryland school systems for more than 40 years until her retirement in 2009. She was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa, the international organization for professional educators. According to members of her family, Pinkney enjoyed spending holidays with her family on beaches in the Caribbean.
Pinkney was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Ella, Etta, James, Marvin, and Donald. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Alfonso; daughter, Mardi; granddaughter, Adara; sister, Dorothy; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. April 23 at Ft. Lincoln Funeral Home located a 3401 Bladensburg Rd. in Brentwood, Maryland.