In Memory of





Obituary for Paul Kevin Pinkney III

Memorial Service: November 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Plaza Room at Stonehouse
8775 Cloudleap Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045
Repast immediately after the memorial service.

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Plaza Room at Stonehouse
8775 Cloudleap Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045

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Paul Kevin Pinkney III, born on May 3, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland, was the son of Paul Pinkney Jr. and Diana Harden. He peacefully departed to be with our Heavenly Father, reuniting with his beloved wife in eternal rest on October 17, 2023.

Paul was a proud student of the Howard County Public School system, graduating from Howard High School in 1983. He continued his studies at Morehouse College with a deep sense of pride in being part of the Morehouse Class of 1987.

On February 4, 1987, Paul entered into a sacred union with Sybil Yvette Brown, a loving partnership that lasted for 35 years and brought forth three beautiful children. Paul held his roles as a devoted husband and father in the highest regard, taking immense pride in nurturing a close-knit family and weaving a tapestry of cherished moments along the way.

Enlisting in the United States Army on February 17, 1987, Paul embarked on a journey of steadfast commitment to his country, a journey that culminated in his retirement on June 30, 2014, after 27 years of exceptional service. Among his notable assignments, he served in the renowned 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, during both his tenures there from 1995 to 1998 and 2003 to 2008.

Paul's life was marked by remarkable accomplishments and a profound commitment to duty. His dedication was evident in every role he undertook, from a devoted medical specialist to a revered Drill Sergeant and an esteemed Nurse Administrator. He exemplified the values of discipline, leadership, and selflessness, serving across the United States at duty stations on Ft. Devens, Massachusetts (1987-1989), Honolulu, Hawaii (1990-1993), Ft. Gordon, Georgia (1994-1995), Ft. Sam Houston, Texas (1999-2002), and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland. His legacy within the military community will be a lasting memory, cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In addition to his distinguished military service, Paul was a devoted member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, a cherished affiliation that spanned nearly two decades, beginning in 2003. His commitment to this organization exemplified his strong dedication to the principles of brotherhood, unity, and community service. His influence and contributions to the Masonic fraternity will forever be remembered.

Paul embraced life with a vibrant spirit, finding joy in the energetic rhythms of GoGo music, a testament to his lively soul. He was an active member of the Morehouse community, dedicated to coordinating memorable homecoming events. A loyal supporter of the Washington Commanders NFL team, he reveled in every game, win or lose. Above all, his heart brimmed with joy when he spent quality moments with his grandchildren, affectionately calling them his 'nuggets'.

He is survived by a loving family: three children, Kia (Perry), Sheri (Curtis), and Terrell, mother Diana, father Paul Jr. (Joan), mother-in-law Jeanetta (Willis), sisters Lorrine (Bernard), and Vanessa (Maurice), brother Mark (Cynthia), and sisters-in-law Willetta (Ben) and Felicia (Dale).

Paul's legacy lives on through his nine beloved grandchildren: Nia, Nate, Rosey, Kyler, Kinley, Olivia, Prynne, Pember, and Josiah. In addition, he is survived by cherished nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who held special places in his heart. Paul now reunites with his beloved wife, Sybil, and dear brother, Paul, in eternal rest.