ROCK HILL – Mrs. Edna Russell Pinson, 95, passed away peacefully at her home into the welcoming and loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Her loving daughter, Sara Pinson Jones was by her side.

The funeral service will be held at 1pm on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Blaikie officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Pinson was born in York, SC on the very special day of April 20, 1922 to the late William Young and Clara Branch Russell.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas Anderson Pinson, Sr.; her sons, Michael R. Pinson, Daniel M. Pinson and Thomas Anderson Pinson, Jr.; her brothers, Harry, Glen, Elie and Ernest Russell; and her sister, Clara Bell Snavely.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and a dear friend to so so many.  She graduated from Rock Hill High School and attended King’s College in Charlotte, NC and was a lifelong member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church where she was a substitute Sunday school teacher for the Addie Ione Williams Sunday school class for many years and was a member of the Morning Circle.  She could often be found at the nursing homes visiting the sick and comforting those who had no one else to visit them.  Her devout faith led her to minister to many people throughout her life and as a living testimony of God’s saving grace, she was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She thoroughly enjoyed her career as a homemaker and derived great joy in providing a loving, Christian environment for her family and friends.  Sara would like to express a special “thank you” to Harry Jones and Luther and Debbie (niece) Huffstetler for all of their love and support.

Surviving are her daughter, Sara Pinson Jones, who was her primary caregiver and lived with her in her home; two other daughters, Brenda and Jean; two sons, Wayne and Ken; and several nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2-3:30pm on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Pinson’s name to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 4858 McConnells Hwy, York, SC 29745.

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