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August 30, 2011
Dear Friend,

Gone but definitely not forgotten....

Arian Parker
August 26, 2010
Those we loved left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away, wisdom that we can still recall. These are the things that shall live one on forever in our hearts. God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
July 13, 2008
I was one of 15 Home Economics teachers at L. W. Higgins which Mrs. Pinkney was department head. She was truly a LADY and inspiration to all of us. I was shocked to learn how and where she spent her last days. (July 4, 2008) She was a great motivator to her students as well a fellow teachers.
May 07, 2008
July 19, 2007
I'am very sorry for the lost of such a wonderful,women may god bless and keep your family safe.
November 20, 2006
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
September 22, 2006
My deepest sympathy too you for the loss of your loved one.

May your pain lessen and your heart grow stronger one day at a time.


Roger Nussbaum from NJ
September 11, 2006
From her picture I can tell what a wonderful woman she was.
I have read all 33 pages naming those lost in New Orleans and have come to feel as if I have known you all. I am grieving with you even though I am far away. I am in San Francisco, but I am holding you all close to my heart. Love, Laurie
September 06, 2006
I'm very sorry for your lost god bless you all.
September 06, 2006
I met Mrs. Pickney as an incoming freshman, she was my cousin's teacher. She adopted me as one of her students and retired before I could actually become her student. She shared a special bond with that group of seniors. I will NEVER forget the LADY she exemplified! When I think about what took place at the Convention Center, I am deeply sadden that her last days were there. May her soul find everlasting rest and peace.
September 02, 2006
I would like to express my condolences to this family all the others that have left us by way of Katrina. Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord and who could ask for anything more. God Bless you.
August 31, 2006
Your family is in my prayers. I relocated.Keep the faith God will give u peace.
August 30, 2006
August 30, 2006
I'm so happy to have found this guest book for Mrs. Pinkney. I shared a short relationship with Mrs. Pinkney and her husband as her social worker prior to the storm.This outstanding,loving spirited lady made each day a joyous moment. Since the storm I've thought of her often.I'm thankful and proud of her neice and nephew stepping up to the plate to be the caregivers they were. Family just remember their is a silver lining, God is our comforter and he will continue to guide your paths.Thank you for allowing me to be apart of the Pinkney Home.
August 29, 2006
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
August 29, 2006
i just wanna say i pray 4 your family and you u look like u was the nicest person in the im just showin my love and respect and u will be remembered

im 14yrs old i now live in georgia
August 29, 2006
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 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
Lawrence Humphrey
Felton Bradley Jr.
August 29, 2006
Mrs. Pinkney was my mentor. She inspired and assisted in my molding. As a dear friend to my mother, Dorothy S. Humphrey, Mrs. Pinkney stressed the importance of "Finer Womanhood". She exemplied a virtuous woman, one of noble character, strong-willed and a "stickler" for professionalism and proper etiquette.

Mrs. Pinkney was my "Ann Landers"!. The Grand Debutante of New Orleans! My fondest memories include those as she provided encouragement in my pursuit to attend college. She was not a quitter! Her smile indicated that she was proud of my accomplishments, and shared strongly her opinion when things were incorrect.

Her last days should have been her best days, as she had contributed so much to her family, friends, community and others whom she encountered throughout her many years.

We are grieved with sadness of her passing and continue to pray for Mr. Pinkney and her family. We just a telephone and prayer away.(850) 878-5308


August 29, 2006
May God keep his lovin arms around the family of Mrs. Pinkney.Remember GOD loves you and so do I. I was born in NOLA and still have relatives down there.

August 29, 2006
August 28, 2006
Ms. Pinkney taught me at C. M. Washington high school in Thibodeaux,La. She taught me to sew. I have her to thank for a skill that I'm still using today.
August 26, 2006
August 26, 2006
Thelma and I traveled to Baton Rouge to attend Southern University
night classes. She will definitely be missed.
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