Lula E. Pinkston, daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Goldie Johnson, was born September 10, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lula was the third child of seven. She attended Bloom High School.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Bernard Pinkston, on August 16, 1970. Together they enjoyed fishing, leisure rides in their boat, gardening and dancing. In their later years, Lula retired to take care of him until his passing in 1997.
Lula worked at St. Margret’s Hall and Good Samaritan Hospital in Clifton where she retired after 25 years of service. She had a great sense of humor and many would say she was “sweet and spicy”. She enjoyed long walks, working puzzles, reading, playing bingo with her friends at Stonebridge at Winton Woods, listening to all types of music from Blues/Jazz to R&B/Rap & Hip Hop and of course she LOVED TO DANCE! She was always the life of the party wherever she went. Her personality attracted both young and old. Everyone enjoyed being around her.
Lula was full of life and her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She quietly departed this life Monday, May 14, 2018 at the home of her daughter. She was preceded in death by her brother, Levi Johnson (Lucille), sister, Mary Ervin (Bill), brother, Taylor Johnson, brother, Robert Johnson (Alice), brother, Samuel Johnson Jr. (Juanita), sister, Margret Tidwell, daughter, Patricia Mae Calvin, great-grandsons, Antonio Ward and Keyvonn Ward, great-great granddaughters, Aaliyah Hunn and Christian Millard.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished. She leaves behind her daughter, Carolyn (Cookie) Davis, special brother-in-law, Willie (Bill) Ervin, special sister-in-law, Lucille Johnson, grandchildren, Robert Horton (Rhonda), Michelle Hicks (Eugene), Wesley Ward Jr. (Patricia), Sebren Horton, Anthony Ward (Stephanie), Tammy Hunn (Eric), Tonya Knott (Tony) and Evette Greene (Lavell). 16 great grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren, 15 great-great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.