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         Mrs. Pinkie Elizabeth Curry Blair was born December 19, 1925 in Cleveland County, North Carolina to the late Hoyt and Viola Rhodes Curry.  After a brief illness she went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice House, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Pinkie joined Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age and after marriage she joined Tabernacle Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, worked on several committees, sang on various choirs and an assistant Sunday School Teacher.  Pinkie was also involved in several different social and community organizations.

Pinkie attended school in Kings Mountain and graduated from Lincoln Academy.  She further her studies in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and obtain her Cosmetology License.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Blair and five siblings and one grandchild.

Left to cherish precious memories are her children, Vanessa Jones (Keith) of Kings Mountain, N.C., Billy Blair (Dorie) of Norwalk, Conn., Mary Lloyd (Ronald) of Harrisburg, PA., and Willie Burris (Lisa) of Gastonia, N.C.; special friends, Dorothy Moore, Sarah Powell, Allene Roseboro, Esther Dunlap and Elvira Hunter; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangement

Ebenezer Baptist Church
1621 County Line Road
Kings Mountain, N.C. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 P.M.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to funeral.
(12:00 until 1:00 p.m.)

Church Cemetery
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  • Friday, January 12, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    Sorry for the loss of your love one. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.
    ~ Ms Allison   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018
    My prayers go out to you Vanessa and family. May God bless you and keep you in his arms
    ~ Annie M McClain Rowe   CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    So sorry to hear about your loss please read God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time John 5:28,29; Revelation 21: 3,4.
    ~ Sacramenta Landrum   Bklyn, NE
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    I’m going to miss this precious sweet lady my heart go out to her family during their difficult time
    ~ Lashawn Adams   Gastonia, NC
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    The Tabernacle Baptist Church Seniors will miss Mrs. Pinkie very much she was such a mother and inspiration to us all
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    Mrs Pinkie We love you and will miss you at Tabernacle Baptist Church for I know you loved the choir. Grace L. Jiggetts
    ~ grace jiggetts   Gastonia, NC