Constance “Connie” Faye Pinkman

September 7, 1944 – April 17, 2019

Connie Pinkman, 74, daughter of Harry and Winnie Evelyn (Estes) Good (both deceased), died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, after a battle with ovarian cancer, diagnosed nine months ago.

She grew up on a farm north of Stockton with her family, and moved back there in 1981, helping raise beef cattle, gardening, canning, sewing her own clothes, and most recently, clothes for the dolls of the little girls in her life.

She also was involved in many groups including yoga, quilting, the Red Hat Society and her local church, Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church.

She was saved at Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church at 11 years old, was baptized and joined the church shortly thereafter. It was her desire all her friends and family would come to know the same assurance in their eternal destination she had, and it was God’s love which shone through her in her many friendships and relationships with those around her.

She enjoyed entertaining. If you came to her house, you felt like family and likely left full.

Connie was very industrious, both in and out of the home. She retired from an administrative position at Superior Gearbox Company, and continued to sell Mary Kay until recently.

She leaves behind the love of her life, her adoring husband of nearly 56 years, Lawrence; their only son, Mark and wife Valerie; grandchildren Forrest, Jackson, Simon and Olivia, with whom she shared a birthday and middle name, Faye; her only sister, Virginia Anne (Good) Thon and husband John; daughter Jennifer Kolb and her husband Patrick; grandchildren Andrew and Jeremy; John and Virginia’s son, Brian and wife Rochelle, and their children, Emily, Adam and Katie; many Good and Gannaway cousins; cousin Bob Estes; cousins-in-law that were as close as blood, especially Gail Stemmons and Donald Ray Brubeck; and close friends — many from childhood.

Although it feels untimely, we know that her passing avoided many weeks of pain and suffering. Her noble grace during her final trial will stand as an inspiration for all of us in life.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their ceaseless prayers, consistent offers and actual help in the previous several months which made the burdens of life easier to bear.

Visitation is 6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 25, Bland-Brumback Funeral Home. Services are 10 a.m., Friday, May 26, Bland-Brumback Funeral Home with burial to follow in Stockton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society. (17c)