Marilyn Pinkston

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Marilyn Pinkston, 68, passed away on March 8, 2022. Marilyn was born on March 11, 1953 in Talladega, AL to Perry Jenkins and Leatha McGhee.

Marilyn was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School; was a member of Shiloh Full Gospel Baptist Church and was a musician at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and many other churches in the city.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Pinkston and siblings, Juanita Smith, Willie Jenkins, Sue Chatman, John McGhee, Eddie McGhee, Walter B. McGhee, Eugene McGhee, Bertha Keith, Christine Curry, and Willie C Jenkins.

Marilyn is survived by her son Earl L Jefferson Jr. ; step-daughters, Fifi Loving, Cherron Pinkston Kimberly Burton and Merline Gordon; siblings Mansfield McGhee, Percy Jenkins, John Jenkins, Kenneth Jenkins, Mary Louise Evans, Georgia Holt, Maggie Welch, Margarett Barklay, Claudine Chapman, Earlene Smith, Earnestine Hentley, and Vera Booker; grandchildren Chykeiljah Jefferson, Markresha Jefferson, Eqwuan Jefferson, Sania Jefferson, Ja’Viere Jefferson, Zikeria Jefferson and Enaiz Jefferson and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, 18th of March, 2022 at Shiloh Full Gospel Baptist Church 130 E. 2nd St. Masks and Social Distancing are required.

Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.


Condolence Messages

  1. Garry L. Rembert

    My Condolences..I played drums for her @ the spiritual Sister’s of Faith..@ Mount Calvary Baptist Church..You will always be in my Heart @ Memories…

  2. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.Marilyn was a pleasant and sincere person. Always had a smile when I would run in to her shopping.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family. You will be missed.

  4. Joseph and Patricia A. Johnson

    So sorry and sending condolences to the family of Marilyn Pinkston.
    We were musicians at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
    She was so energetic with a happy smile.

  5. Linda Anderson

    T0 Earl, and Family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of this very sweet lady. Marilyn has been a very close friend of mine ever since I join the Choir, we always had so much fun together. I miss her so very much. Much love to You and the Family.

    • To Earl Jefferson & the entire Family, my sincere condolences to ALL of You. Marilyn was a Great Friend and really took her music to heart. She was so much fun and ALWAYS ready to go out to eat she knew so many many places to eat at from Mansfield, Marion, Wooster etc. She will be sorely missed my so many people. It’s not Goodbye But see you later! The Emma Jones-Quander Family & The Burke Family

  6. Earl so sorry to hear of your loss. Pray for comfort and strength through these difficult days. Your mother was beautiful inside and out.

  7. Elder Carrell Gandy

    To Earl “Little man” Jefferson,
    I enjoyed being with Marilyn, she was very great person. I loved hearing her play the piano and she could sing. I use to sing in her choir at church. Your mother was a blessed woman and I am praying for your family.

  8. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family of Marilyn Pinkston. Marilyn was a beautiful person always with a smile. When I attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church I really enjoyed Marilyn singing and playing the piano. She was very talented. She could play the piano and sing like a Mockingbird. May God bless and keep you.

  9. My heartfelt sympathy for the family of Marilyn Pinkston. Sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. I enjoyed hearing Marilyn sing and play the piano when I attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

  10. Gloria M.Cantrell

    Sorry about your loss,I will miss her playing the piano and singing and going out to eat with the girls. She was a wonderful person.May God Bless Marilyn.

  11. LaVerne & Robert Westerfield

    To Earl and her entire family. Marilyn became my very good friend after I joined the choir at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. She would have me lead many songs and we called each other “Boo” She also loved my mac & cheese. My heart grieves for my friend but I know she is singing away in heaven because she was very spiritual. In prayer for you Earl and the family.

  12. Elzonia McCowan

    Condolences to her son and family, praying for the strength of everyone
    Jesus saw she was tired so he called her to her new home so now she is resting in the arm of Jesus.

  13. Rev Robert and Betty Edwards

    Condolences to the family of Marilyn Pinkston. She was a gifted musician and a lovely woman of God. I will miss her beautiful smile
    She is safe in the arms of God now no more pain

    Gone but never forgotten RIH Rev Robert and Betty Edwards

  14. Khalil and Joyce Ali

    Sending our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family.

  15. Melissa Scruggs

    My dear friend Marilyn, you will be missed. Family, hold your head up, her work is done!!!!

  16. Condolence to the family..Praying for the family. Marilyn was a very nice person and a great piano player.

    Brenda Feagin and family.

  17. Marilyn will be missed. She had anointed hands and used them to play to God’s Glory.

  18. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in paradise cousin u will be missed

  19. Calvin & Janett Beasley

    To the family of Marilyn Pinkston, Calvin &Janett Beasley are sending you our heartfelt condolences

  20. So sorry for your loss Earl your Mother was beautiful wonderful sweet lady. I will be praying for your family
    .So Sweetheart Rest In Heaven. You will be miss.In The Name Of Jesus Amen ‍♂️Much Love.

  21. Angelia Tolliver

    I remember Marilyn from my Mt. Hermon days. When she came and joined our choir our music changed. She was progressive and annoited with a fabulous voice. Thank you for the memories.

  22. Melody M. Thomas

    Rest in peace, Aunt Marilyn! I love you! May God strengthen Earl and the family now and always!

  23. My Condolences to the Family,
    May the Lord give You Comfort and Strength.
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms

  24. Jeff, Rosalanda, and Willie Crittenden

    Sending Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers to the Family!

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