It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Wesley N. Pinckney, 86, of Cross, South Carolina, who transitioned on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Roper St. Francis - Berkeley Hospital. Please adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are required.
Wesley Namon Pinckney Sr. Life Reflections
Bro. Wesley Namon Pinckney Sr., son of the late Sampson “Strongman” Pinckney and Martha Green-Pinckney, was born December 18, 1936 in Cross, S.C. He departed this earthly life on August 30, 2023 at Roper Berkeley after a brief illness.
Wesley, affectionately known as Pink, Namon, Crawdad, attended Berkeley County Schools. He worked various jobs, but retired from Georgia Pacific after many years of service. At an early age, he became a member of Jehovah AME Church where he attended Church School faithfully until his death. He was a member of the Steward Board, Senior Ushers, the Male Choir, and the Financial Committee. He was an active member of his community and served on the board for the Cross Community Center. He was also a member of Jehovah Lodge #351. His love for his cows, pigs, and chickens was unmatched.
Wesley was joined in Holy Matrimony to Annie Lee Major on August 8, 1957. To this union, two sons were born. Brother Wesley was a devoted husband to his wife and an excellent father to his sons.
His loving wife of 55 years, Annie Lee, his parents, two sisters, Nancy & Rosalee, and one brother, William, all preceded him in death.
Those left to cherish his memories: two caring sons: Lawrence (Keri) Pinckney of Augusta, GA, and Wesley Pinckney Jr. of Manassas, VA. Sister and brother-in-law he reared in the home: Mrs. Marie Lee and Julius (Katrina) Bennett of Cross, SC, five grandchildren, one he reared in the home, Renee Yeadon, and fifteen great-grandchildren; five brothers: Isaac Pinckney, Sam (Maggie) Pinckney, Richard Pinckney, Fishmond Sanders all of Cross, SC and Jessie Pinckney of Miami Florida; four sisters: Martha (James) Spann, Mary R. Pinckney, Amelia (Jimmy) Davis, and Rubysteen P. Major all of Cross, SC; one sister-in-law, Christina Major of Bronx, NY; two brothers-in-law, Sam Ferguson, of Cross, SC and Leroy (Sarah) Bennett of Bronx, NY; goddaughter, Aiyanna Pinckney of Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.