To the Pinkney Family:
To lose a FRIEND is never easy! Thelma was not just a Friend, she was a Mentor, Sister, Confident, Matron of Honor, and God-Mother to my Son.
She provided encouragement and support and inspirational thoughts when times seemed hardest.
I watched her at the height of her career, at the point of retirement and near the end of her life.
As I visited for what I did not know was my last visit, I hoped to return to find my friend, although ailing, but still able to...in her now weak and frail voice, something to me.
As I watched the television reports of the Hurricane, my prayers were that I hoped that Thelma had "gotten out". Out of the place she had so wonderfully created, the place where "everything had a place", her Home. The news devasted me. I loss my Friend. There remains an empty space in my heart and only God can fill that void.
I'm still holding on....Hoping for the day, when I will meet my friend again.
Dorothy S. Humphrey
Felton Bradley Jr.