Emma Julia Pinckney Dicks (AKA "Julie") was born in Cottageville, South Carolina on October 31, 1940 to the late Arthur Eugene and Janie Bell Lynah Pinckney. She was the third of nine children. She entered into eternal rest on November 30, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida.
At the request of the family, there will be a private zoom memorial service Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Bro. Stephen Lyons, Memorial Talk. Interment, Macedonia Community Cemetery, Ridgeville, SC. A public viewing will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
She graduated from Colleton High School in May of 1959 and shortly thereafter, moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she became a cosmetologist. She met her husband, Horace Dicks, Jr. and to their union, three children were born, Karen, Horace, III, and Adreen.
Emma began studying the Bible and dedicated her life to Jehovah. She was baptized on February 6, 1971. In December of 1972, She relocated back to South Carolina after the passing of her husband. She began attending the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Walterboro, South Carolina, where she served faithfully as a teacher of the good news. She was an auxiliary pioneer. She made it a point to be at all of her meetings and assemblies. When her health began to fail, she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where she lived until she fell asleep in death.
She was faithful until the end. Among her family, she was recognized as the caregiver in the Pinckney family. Her home was known as a daycare where she lovingly took care of all the children as they were growing up.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Dicks, Jr. and her parents, Arthur Eugene and Janie Bell Lynah Pinckney.
She is survived by her Children, Karen Dicks Robinson, Horace Dicks, III, And Adreen Dicks Shider; her grandchildren, Navonda Fields (Sterling), Deonte Dicks, Javan Robinson (Necia), Bryan Robinson, Asia Dicks, Lauren Ashley Dicks, Chelsea Dicks; great-grandchildren, Marcus Fields, Sean Fields, Azariyon Green, De'Niyah Dicks; her siblings, Jane Greene, Mary Chisolm, Edna Holmes, Delores Gillians, Barbre "Bobby" Pinckney and Arbrey Pinckney and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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