Jerry Pinkney
{ "" }
Share Jerry's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Jerry Pinkney was a children’s book illustrator and author known for books including the Caldecott Medal-winning “The Lion & the Mouse.”

We invite you to share condolences for Jerry Pinkney in our Guest Book.

Read Full Obituary.

Published in Ogden-Utah on Oct. 21, 2021.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
23 entries
October 27, 2021
Sorry for your loss I was a school librarian and I read many of your books to my classes and they love them
Sheila L
October 26, 2021
My condolences.
October 25, 2021
The Pinkney family has suffered a great loss. and all those Jerry shared his GIFTED hands and mind. Be assured, God will sustain you through this valley and His Holy Spirit will bring back memories to comfort. Love from your North Carolina Thompson family roots.
Demetria Taylor
October 24, 2021
I so loved studying Mr. Pinkney's books with my elementary school students. He spun magic, and graciously responded to our fan mail letters. What a huge loss. My deepest condolences to his family.
Stephanie Martin
October 24, 2021
Like the dew in the morning may HE rest on the hearts for Jerry Pinkney's family and friends. So grateful to have met such a talented, gifted and intelligent human being.
Auntie Jo Jo
October 24, 2021
Many prayers for the Pinkney family and friends, may God dry your tears and heal your hearts in your time of sorrow, so very sorry for your loss. (Psalms 94:19)
October 24, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
October 24, 2021
What a wonderful author and an extremely talented illustrator, so many will miss him. My sincere condolences to the Pinkney family, may God help you all as you go through this very difficult time.
October 23, 2021
As a children's librarian in an American school in México before I retired, some of my favorite books to share at story hour were Mr. Pinkney's. And, the teachers, along with the students, loved them. He will be missed, but his books will live on.
ellen ledesma
October 23, 2021
Dear Pinkney Family Rory and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Jerry Pinkney.he'll surely be missed very much and may he rest in faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
October 22, 2021
Rest well, sir. Your beautiful illustrations will live on forever in books you created for children & those of us who are children at heart ♥
Lisa Henry
October 22, 2021
Accept my sincere condolences. May God be with your hearts and May You feel his love.
Janelle Eloisa Almendis
October 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 22, 2021
To the family,
I would like to extend my condolences to you. Losing a loved one in death breaks our heart. Please know that you can find comfort and strength in God. Isa. 41:10 says he will hold on to you with his right hand of righteousness. Cherish the loving memories.
October 22, 2021
What a talent he had. His legacy will live on. Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.
October 22, 2021
Mr Pinkney was definitely a fantastic Author and illustrator. His pictures brought the books alive. To Mrs Pinkney and family I am sorry and offer my sincere sympathy. May God continue to be with your entire family.
October 22, 2021
Scott, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. While I never met him (except through his fabulous books/illustrations), I know he must have been an amazing man because you were such a kind and caring young man when we worked together so many years ago.
Terry Fleig
October 21, 2021
An amazing author that so many children were able to enjoy and learn from. Sincerest sympathies to the Pinkney family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you all.
October 21, 2021
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.
james richardson
October 21, 2021
jerry was the first author for our Author Illustrator program when I began as Children’s Coordinator some 25 years ago. He and Gloria made it easy for me. They were relaxed, expert, and great guests!
Pabby Arnold
October 21, 2021
Thank you, Jerry, for inspiring and delighting so many of us. Thank you, talented Pinkney family, for your loving legacy, so generously shared with the world.
October 21, 2021
Scott Chamberland
October 21, 2021
Such a gifted writer whose books brought so much joy to so many, young and old. Heartfelt condolences to the Pinkney family, may God grant peace and strength to all of you, truly sorry for your loss.
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences