Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Mrs. Minnie Jewel Pinkney Rocquemore, the daughter of the late Charlie Edgar Pinkney and Iona Williams Pinkney-Boone, was born April 18, 1933 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings Charlie Pinkney, Jr., Mattie Pinkney Fowler, Doris Pinkney Fish, and Homer Pinkney. She graduated from the 11th grade at Stanton High School, Jacksonville, Florida. At an early age, she joined Shady Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. G.G. McCarter where she served on the Kitchen Committee, Missionary Board as Vice President and active Custodian. In 1954 Jewel moved to Chicago, Illinois where she married the late Fredrick Rocquemore on May 20, 1954. While living in Chicago, she was employed with Oak Park Hospital from 1958 to 1973. Around 1983, Jewel returned to her native land of Oglethorpe, Georgia. She was a foster mother for many years with Macon County Foster Care. She dedicated her life to helping many children. Jewel loved caring for flowers and it showed in her yard. She kept an immaculate home.
Minnie Jewel leaves to cherish her memories: one sister-in-law, Sara Pinkney of Fayette, Ga; a goddaughter, Jeanee’ Towns Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces and nephews, Harold Fowler, Minister Phillip Fowler (Connie), James Fish (Beverly), Larry Fish (Yvonne), Jay Fish (Sharon), Mary Fish, Dianne McCarter, Gloria Holness (Hanworth), Velma Matthews (Bill), James Pinkney (Terri), Curtis Fowler (Roberta), Brenda Tookes (Henry), Loretta Fowler, Daniel Flint, III (Ernestine), Kenneth Pinkney (Rhonda), Rodney Pinkey (Jackie), Reginald Pinkney (Thelma), and Ann Howard (Dixon); and a host great nieces, nephews and great great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends including a devoted cousin Mary McMillian and Family and friend Rose Burton.