John Lee Pinkston was born in Louisiana on June 12, 1937 to parents Jesse and Martha Pinkston. He entered into eternal rest on September 24, 2020. John worked as a License Vocational Nurse for 22 years in Contra Costa. He was a devoted partner, son, brother and friend that will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. John served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Second Baptist Church of Martinez.
He is survived by his life partner, Charles Dennis; sisters: Jessie Mae Pinkston and Yolanda Pinkston; 14 niece and nephews; and a host of friends. John is preceded in death by his parents; sister Lula Lockett; brothers: Jesse Pinkston and Stoney L. Pinkston; step-mother Irma Gosby and sister-in-law Beverly Pinkston.
A family gathering will be Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Connolly & Taylor, 4000 Alhambra, Martinez, CA 94553. A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. outside at Connolly & Taylor followed by a burial at 12:30 pm at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aids Project of the East Bay,
8400, Enterprise Way Ste. 118, Oakland, CA 94621.
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