Ann White Pinkney

Ann White Pinkney was the only child born to Thomas White and Alice Macklin White on November 16, 1907. Her formal education was in the schools of Huntsville, Alabama, and she received the Bachelor of Arts degree, math major, from Fisk University in 1929.

   She taught high school in Huntsville for a few years prior to relocating to Washington, D.C. Her work at the Social Security Administration began there in 1942. Later she transferred to the Social Security Administration in the Baltimore Candler Building. After her service with the Social Security Administration, her work in education began. She taught Mathematics at the Booker T. Washington and Calverton junior high schools to retirement. She was also a tax preparer in the office of H & R Block.

   Ann was an avid bridge player and long time member of the Goren Gals and Guys Bridge Club. She was a member of the National Association of Business and Professional Women and Presbyterian Women.

   In the fall of 1948 she married Willard Allen Pinkney, Sr. They shared 39 years of friendship, love and happiness and a combined attachment to her Boston Terrier, Peaches. Willard preceded Ann in 1987. She and Willard were devoted church workers. It was through this union with Willard that she became affectionately known as "Mama Ann." Ann was a long time member of Grace Presbyterian church. In February, 1976 she was ordained as a deacon and later served as president of Grace Circle #1 and also treasurer.

   Her memory will be cherished by:

   Helen Jones of Chicago, IL; Johnnie Herring of Detroit, MI; Henry Watkins of Cincinnati, OH; Floyd & FlorenceWatkins of Huntsville, AL; Dr. Benjamin Rogers of Chicago, IL.

Devoted special friends
   Vera Flint of Baltimore, MD and Lillian Jones of Huntsville, AL.

The Pinkneys
   Willard, Jr., James, Ralph, Richard, Thomas, Julius, Mae Harris, Andrew, Fannie Thomas, two daughters-in-law, Ann and Audrey, 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren and many friends and colleagues.