Louise Marie Pinion July 17, 1963- July 9, 2009 Louise Marie Pinion was born on July 17, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey to John and Elaine Pinion. Affectionally known as "Wizzie", she is the eldest of two children: Veronica Pinion, aka "Ronnie". Louise grew up in Newark, New Jersey where she attended South Eighth Street Elementary and Vailsburg High School, where she graduated in 1981. After graduating from high school, Louise attended Cerritos Community College in Cerritos, California. A lover of music from an early age, Louise sang in the TH Rankin Ensemble at First Zion Hill Baptist Church. Later, she was a member of Cathedral International located in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Louise's commitment to her country lead her to serve in the United States Army for six years. As a reservist, Louise was deployed to Saudi Arabia and fought in Desert Storm and was a decorated Gulf War veteran and markswoman. Always employed, Louise served in several capacities: sales, banking, and procurement working at Revlon, Air Products, FDIC, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) where she was forced to retire as a result of her condition. After one too many cold and snowy winters in New Jersey, and the pending closing of the FDIC NJ office where she was employed, Louise requested a transfer and relocated sixteen (16) years ago to sunny California where she built a successful life of philanthropy, networking and fellowship. Louise became a member of West Angeles Church of God in Los Angeles, California and In His Presence in Woodland Hills, California. After her Lymphoma diagnosis, Louise became an active member in the Lymphoma Society. Her commitment to the education and eradication of blood cancer lead her to raise over $4000.00 for cancer research. Always an athlete, Louise participated in the Lymphoma Society's marathon November 2008 peddling sixty seven (67) miles in Tucson, Arizona in the fight against lymphoma. This was achieved while in the midst of active treatment. Louise's zest for life lead her to varied interests, including her Book Club (Just Between Sistah's), Sister Network (The Goddess'), bicycling, writing, karaoke, weight training, basketball, stock modeling, freestyle dancing, movies, traveling, and "restauranting". As a budding actress, Louise served in a supporting role in the sitcom Moesha. Louise leaves to rejoice her homecoming, her mother Elaine Pinion, father and stepmother John and Juanita Pinion, beloved sister Veronica Pinion, stepbrother Stephen M. Hall, host of aunts, cousins, extended California and New Jersey families. "Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything…If you do this, you will experience God's peace…His peace will guard your hearts and minds… ---Philippians 4:6-7 (NLV) "Why mourn for a spirit that has been set free?" The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. My deepest prayer and sympathy goes out to the Pinion family. Louise was a beautiful person and a wonderful friend with a radiant spirit. She was loved deeply by everyone who knew her. She will truly be missed. I pray that in time, God will ease your sorrow and fill you with the peace that surpasses man’s understanding. I was blessed to have 9 years of great memories shared with Louise that I will always cherish. She was one of my closest friends and I will forever hold her close to my heart. ~Victoria Hubbard~

  2. Weez, Though I’m missing you I’ll find a way to get through Living without you Cause you were my sister, my strength, and my pride Only God may know why, still I will get by I would’ve known, that you had to go But so suddenly, so bad How could it be, not a straight memory worthy of All that we had made Now that you’re gone, every day I go on But life’s just not the same I’m so empty inside, and my tears I can’t hide But I’ll try, I’ll try to face the pain Oh, there were so many things that we could have shared And time was on our side Now that you’re gone, I can still feel you near So I’ll smile, with every tear I cry How sweet, were the losses to spare? But I’ll wait for the day When I’ll see you again I’m missing you I LOVE YOU My Sister!

  3. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Pinion family. Louise was such a great person and had such a great spirit, and I have some fond memories when we spent time together in New Jersey. May GOD continue to bless you all in your time of loss, but know that she is wrapped in His blanket, and she is watching over us all…continued blessings to you all.

  4. To Auntie Elaine, Ronnie, Uncle John and Aunt Juanita…my heart is broken and my tears are boundless…but I know that Louise is resting in the arms of the Lord! May God’s precious Spirit forever comfort you and may you always know how very much you were loved by my earth angel Louise!

  5. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this time of grief. May your memories of Louise strengthen you through the days ahead and provide you with moments of joy during a very difficult time. Love you. Earlton & Bernadette

  6. To The Pinion Family: I wanted to let you all know that you’re in my prayers and it is, with my truly saddended heart, that I extend my utmost condolences during your time of loss. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this time. May peace be with all of you.

  7. i miss my cousin. even though its been years since i’ve seen her. i have so many memories of our childhood times together. i love you Louise, keep a watch over Ronnie, she still needs you in her life. Love Marty & aunt Margie

  8. My deepest condolences to the family of Louise. Me and the rest of Dr. Pinter-Brown’s team at UCLA loved her so much. We will surely miss her.

  9. My heart is heavy. I am saddened that I won’t see her beautiful smile or how nice she looked in her clothes. She was an inspiration to me in many ways, but the most memorable one was, she gave me the confidence to wear bright colors and feel good in them. I love you, Ms. Pinion.

  10. I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to Louise’s family. I was a medical assistant here at UCLA for many years and had the pleasure and honor of knowing Louise. We shared a passion for reading. I will miss her,so much courage and a beautiful smile and quiet nature. May GOD LOVE & Keep her for eternity. Toni (Bowyer Clinic)

  11. Keeping you in my prayers. May you be lifted up in peace and comfort. May your higher source help you through this very difficult time.

  12. My condolences and prayers go out to the family. May God Bless you all and keep you strong through this difficult time.

  13. To Veronica & Family: Someone so special can never be forgotten…Thinking of you with heartfelt Sympathy.

  14. Veronica & Family, My prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Please know that you have friends with big shoulders and you can use them anytime. Love Ya!

  15. God has added another angel to watch over the family. He will give you all strenght to move onward and forward.

  16. My memory is a few years ago when she came to NJ. Several of us had dinner together at Fornos. She really had a nice time and was in good spirits. She will truly be missed.

  17. Vee…. My prayers go out to you, your Mom and Dad and family. I know everyone is hurting right now and asking why. But only one knows and she has taken her place beside him. We will all meet again one day, rest in knowing she will be there with open arms and that bright smile. Stay Strong for yourself and your Parents.

  18. To: The Pinion Family Veronica (sister), Our Prayers and Condolences to You and Your Family. Keep all of the Great Memories that you all were Bless to have had with Louise to help you thru the future. I will continue to keep you ALL in my prayers. God Bless Shonda Taylor

  19. Elaine and Ronnie, My heartfelt prayers have been and continue to be with you. Louise is in the arms of our Heavenly Father, smiling down on us and helping Him to prepare for our eventual reunion. I pray that memories of her will comfort you til you meet again. Love, Your YaYa Sister and Louise’s Grandbarb

  20. I am grateful for the privilege of having known Louise whose beautiful, indominable spirit was such an inspiration. Her faith and strength were awesome. Elaine and Ronnie, you are in our hearts and in our prayers, especially. May God continue to give you His strength which will sustain you. God Bless!

  21. My prayers and thoughts go out to the Pinion family. I know this affects you in the worst way. I’m grateful for the few times I met Louise and more specifically being able to create and capture some great moments of laughter you all shared in my studio. That was priceless. Louise was a beautiful spirit and I pray that as time goes on, your hearts will heal and you’ll continue to celebrate the fact that Louise may not be visible, but that she is present with you all, ALWAYS! My love and condolences, Tamara

  22. Elaine and Ronnie, Our hearts and our prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Louise was a beautiful woman and had a tremendous spirit. Our prayer is that God will carry you and wrap His loving arms around you; for her spirit and her memory will forever live in our hearts. With love and devotion. Bert and Kimberly

  23. Louise was truly a woman who allowed the Light of God to shine through her. She was a witness to His mercy and a testament to the power of faith; one who, by example, showed others how to be stong in adversity. She will be missed but will long be remembered for her valiant fight and enduring faith.

  24. I loved Louise…she had a fight and a grace that will live on inside me always. I offer my hand in continued friendship to her family– a legacy of love from our dear girl…God BLESS YOU Louise, may you stand in HIS light forever.

  25. Louise was the life of the party. Her spirit was magnetic. I met Louise in Cabo, Mexico when she was there with my friend Lance and her BFF Cassandra. We had a blast. We had a great time and we all planned on making Cabo an annual trip. We shared football parties together and sushi. We laughed, joked and just had fun. I never imaged life without Louise. I knew she was not feeling well at times but I never imaged not having her. She embodies love and friendship. My life is more complete because of our friendship. I send many loving thoughts and prayers to all of her friends and family. May you find comfort in knowing that she gave all she had to us …. Peace and many, many, blessings.

  26. May God keep Louise’s soul and ease the sorrow that we all feel. She was loved by many and will forever be missed. Love, Sonia M. Tanksley

  27. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to have known Louise for many years and call her friend. At the lowest point in my life, she was there for me. She will be missed, but NEVER forgotten. To Louise’s family: You are in my prayers.

  28. I can not express how much I miss Louise. We have been more than friends in so many ways. We showed all the emotions that one go through during a 36 year relationship. I loved her and I will never, never forget her. She will always be with me and my children.

  29. I will bless the Lord at “ALL” times.. As I walk along life’s pathway, though the way I cannot see, I shall follow in Christ’s footsteps, for He has a plan for me. He will be waiting for me- Jesus so kind and true; On his beautiful throne he will welcome me home. After my life here on earth is through. Veronica and family,my prayers will continually be with you. Allow the joy of the Lord to be your strength … BBLESSED!

  30. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  31. may god continue to embrace your family thru this celebration of life gone home to be with our lord.

  32. WOW!! I know that God is in control and my dear sweet sister friend is resting well- but when I tell you that I am going to miss Louise everyday I mean just that. Louise has been a part of my life for about 15 years. We have shared so much. I will always remember everything about her and smile/in my heart she will forever be! 1000 characters could never be enough to express my feelings for that girl!!!! Love and Blessings always! Sonya affectionately known by JoJo

  33. What a courageous woman! I am truly a better person because of her. I get comfort in knowing that I will see her again in Glory and there will be more time together in our future than our past. I will miss those belly laughs. Pinion family, you are in my prayers. May God bless and keep each of you. Terri Hudson (JBSBC)

  34. What can I say? As happy as I am that my dear friend is no longer suffering in her fight, my heart is heavy and selfishly yearning for Weezie to be here. I will miss everything about her. The way she fussed at her bookclub sistahs about everything or about nothing at all, she was a true Sargent at Arms. Louise kept us in check, and I have extreme respect for her and her strength. After hearing about Weezie’s diagnosis, I don’t think I took her as seriously as I should have because her strength was so great, I thought she too was taking it lightly. She wasn’t though, she was just showing amazing strength and tried to keep us from worrying about her. The last thing she wanted, was us feeling sorry or hopeless. I didn’t realize the seriousness of skin cancer and thought it was an external disease that couldn’t take your life. Well, as she started chemo treatments, I began to worry and go into denial, believing that this too would pass. The reason this is so hard for me and our bookclub, is because we just wouldn’t give up hope and just knew our Weezie was coming back. God Reigned supreme in Louise’s life and that’s the true blessing of knowing her. She loved the Lord! She was the only bookclub member that would kick us out of her house promptly at 11:00 PM on a Saturday night because she had to be at her 7 AM service Sunday morning. As I smile through my tears, I do have hope that I will see my dear sister when we all get to heaven and sing and shout the victory! I love you Louise…Family, be strong in the Lord, and you will continuously be in my prayers. Much Love, Patrice and my mom Bobbie Hunt.

  35. Wow, I don’t what to say. I met Louise about 10 years ago in Los Angeles. She was always a true and honest soul who always checked on me. She was a kind and gentle human. Womanhood at it’s finest. I will truly miss her.

  36. Louise will always be with me. she was more than just a friend to me. She was an extremly beautiful ebony skined woman who would make any man proud to have had her hand in marriage. Im going to miss those times I would tease her about a women’s so called duties in a relationships then calling her mother for help when Louise started voicing her view about the situation You know she was very independent and would never never ever back down when she had an opinion. I’m gonna miss her but you better believe she in heaven giving her opinion about how things she be run. (smile) I love you Louise

  37. Ronnie, My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

  38. A Symbol of Hope A butterfly lights us like a sunbeam and in a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it takes flight again and though we wish it could stay WE FEEL LUCKY TO HAVE SEEN IT. YOU WILL BE MISSED!

  39. To my couise Louise its still hard to belive Im still lost for words about it I will never forget the good times we had from a child growing up with you to the conversation we had over the phone i am really going to miss not being able to call and hear your voice we really had some good ones.You are such a very strong person.You gave a good fight. Louise im very honored that you was a part of my life and and you will always be apart of my life you was always honest with me never held back I know I could always call you to listen I hope you know how much I love you and always will. I will always keep u close to heart you can relax now you are home at peace and you would be so very proud of AUNT Elaine and Ronnie on how they are handeling things.I LOVE YOU LOUISE YOU WILL NEVER NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND WILL BE FOR EVER MISSED

  40. Pinion Family, May you find peace in the comfort of others. You have my deepest sympathy. Joan Lewis

  41. To the Pinion Family… Words cannot express my heartfelt love and prayers to each of you. God has called our beloved Weezie from her earthly labor to her heavenly reward and we bow in humble submission to the will of our Heavenly Father, who is too wise to make a mistake and doeth all things well. Today we honor and recognize Louise for her dedication and commitment to her family and friends. Weezie, Thank You for leaving us with a mirror image of God’s character through your strong and committed walk of faith. We will always remember your humble, gentle spirit and warm but contagious smile. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. While are hearts are heavy, we do rejoice that you are now in the very presence of the almighty God. Love to each of you, Lisa Crayton and Sons

  42. I must have been almost 10yrs old before i knew weez was her nickname:) We all can learn(some of us have already)so much from my cousin. Enjoy Life. Make Lemonade out of lemons. I will miss you cuz. Love you

  43. Sincere condolences to the Pinion family. So much has been said that captures the essence of Louise. Her spirit will always be alive. Her impact on others, longstanding. May you find peace in knowing she walks beautifully with us all.

  44. I met Louise back in 1998 (approx.) and I had never met anyone like her. We used to argue or fight (not serious of course) all the time. Just like she fought with me she fought for her life. She was an inspiration to me. She was special how she lived her life so positively. I never heard her complain about her cancer…to meet her you would never have known she was sick. I am truly blessed to have known her. She would make me laugh all the time. I will always have her in my thoughts. Louise, I will miss you.

  45. I will always remember how strong she was and positive, loved life and her famliy! I will never for get you Weezy F Baby! love u big cuz !

  46. To Elaine, Ronnie and family, may God love you and keep you always in his arms.Love ya Lou!

  47. Elaine & Family: At a time like this, words cannot ease the pain. My heart hurts for you. Love Willie

  48. With all my love. Dear Louise, you will alway be in my heart,that beautiful smile of your and that great humor. This is not a good bay, this is a I”ll see latter up in heaven where we belong my sister in Christ.

  49. I would like to extend my condolences and prayers to the entire Pinion family. I do sympathize with you and your loss. Louise was a wonderful and loving person. We were close friends for more than 11 years. Her warmth, personality, loyalty to her friends and family was surpassing. Her smile and her laugh was infectous. I affectionately called her Weezie and she called me Chiff. Her text messages and our phone calls I will really miss, especially twice per week to catch up on our soap operas. She was one of a kind. To the family, always know that when Weezie spoke about you, it was with love and joy. She touched my life in ways that I cannot explain. She will always be in my heart and yours. My life will never be the same without her friendship. I will remember and think of her always.

  50. Louise will really be missed! She was always very positive & encouraging about the challenges of this life. From the moment we learned we were both July babies – Moonchildren no doubt, there was an unspoken connection. I could always count on that phone call and/or email about month before our birthdays with Louise asking what my plans were this year and I would always respond with – Girl I’ll keep you posted! Seems like I never planned it too far in advance and Louise would remind me that it’s right around the corner…yea, I’m reminded today as I remember Miss Louise, on her birthday, that mine is right around the corner and I celebrate for having the chance to know her…may her spirit forever be! Love & Triumph Still!

  51. I only knew Louise for a short period of time through a mutual friend, Robin Hitchcock, while we all attended a retirement party for a fellow colleague Anthony “Tony” Webb. In the initial meeting, Louise was such a down to earth woman and very nice to talk with. She and I kept in touch through Facebook and although I didn’t know Louise very long, I know that she was a beautiful person both inside and out. I pray for her family as they heal their hearts and know that God now has a beautiful woman there dancing with the angels. God bless.

  52. Dearest Elaine and Family, there are not enough words to express my sadness on the loss of your beloved Louise. With much love, Dolores

  53. We wish to express our deepest sympathy and offer our heart felt condolences on the passing of Louise. May god bless you and keep you all the days of your life.

  54. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know we are here for you. Grace and Peace.

  55. In Loving Memory of a very dear friend: Louise Marie Pinion Lovingly referred to as “Weezie”. “Rest Easy” This one’s for you For all that you’ve done And continue to do Your laid-back way of living Was a true testimony to all that knew you Strength beyond measure Courage, great character You were to me What blue skies are to morning dew Like sisters We were in harmony Fussing and fighting along the way But you kept me laughing lady Silently you soared Pushing past adversity Your life gave true meaning to dignity You were an inspiration Like a magnet, you attracted great people to you And all that knew you Loved and adored you Never once complaining while here on this earth You let your light shine for all it was worth Optimistic and prayerful At times,a bit careful But the risks you would take spoke volumes to me Ms. “I’m in a bike marathon. I start training next week. Regardless of my health, No matter how I’m feeling, I’ll get up at dawn and train, Lord willing. Oh, I’m crossing that finish line, Me and my group. As God is my witness!” And you did it too You lived your life “Weezie-like” And the residue of your spirit Will forever live on Never once forgotten Your presence is strong So, I’ll look for you my friend Dancing in my dreams Singing and rapping to old school beats 4 hour bike rides along Venice beach Relaxing and laughing at coffee shops Dinner, the theatre, church services, long walks Running, while joking about your bad knees Yes, I’ll look for you, my friend And I’ll feel you in the breeze So take it easy, Ms. Weezie Take it easy, dear friend Sweet Weezie, rest easy I’ll see you again Written by Victoria Renee’ Hubbard Copyright 2009

  56. Dear Elaine Words cannot express how deeply I share your loss of your precious daughter Louise. Just know that she is at rest. Will continue to keep you and your family in prayer

  57. To the family – May God continue to bless and keep you in the center of his heart. Love You……

  58. My sweet, sweet Louise. For I know that all is well. I am grateful to have met and loved this beautiful woman. A gentle spirit with a “unique” sense of humor, she will always be one of God’s brightest stars. In her own words that spoke to me in 2005 when she said, “God did not carry me this far to drop me now…” — I rest, knowing that all is truly well. I send my love to Ronni, and Louise’s mother and father. She spoke of you all often and with great love and affection. Again, I know that all is well and I wish all who knew Louise the “peace” of God that surpasses all human understanding. For in spirit, we understand what we as humans, have forgotten, but will all one day remember. I send you love, peace and healing. Warmly, Louise’s friend, “THE POET”

  59. I will truly miss my best friend./ Gone but never forgotten, she’ll always be in my heart.

  60. Louise and I met over 30 years ago in church. Quiet, shy, and beautiful, I adopted her as my little sister. Although 3000 miles apart, our bond has never broken. I know that Louise has no more pain, suffering, worry, and discomfort. She is whole and perfect as she sits with her saviour -just a plain white robe adorning her. She lives! With admiration and love, Cassandra

  61. I still remember running into Louise and Ronnie, after hours at a restaurant in East Orange, NJ. They were both young ladies with bright smiles. You can just see how close and loving they were to one another. May the Lord Bless and Keep you all in this time of loss. To Elaine, My prayers remain with You Always, Love You Much, Eris

  62. Dear Elaine and Family, What can we say, that has not already been said? You have been a part of our family for over 20 years now. And so Louise is our loss as well. We pray that you will receive God’s comfort and strength for He says…”Blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

  63. Dear Elaine, Les and I were so sorry to hear your daughter had passed. I believe that God will give her soul a sweet resting place where there are no more tears. May the Peace of Christ be with you and your family now and always. Deepest sympathy, Mr&Mrs Leslie H Garlin

  64. I have known Louise for 9 years now,she will always be in my prayers everyday,Louise paid attention to all souls,I would see her trying to feed a stray cat often,Louise always always stopped to say hello,I am honored to have met such a Beautiful Angel,God needed her,I miss her so much. May God rest her soul in Peace. I’m sorry for the family’s loss,Louise will be greatly missed by me. Love always, Coline

  65. To my best friend I will miss you dearly. Your last words to me where I LOVE YOU TOO!!!! I will treasure that forever… Much Love Brad….

  66. Ms.Elaine and Ronnie, I am deeply saddend by your loss..Louise was a very dynamic woman,she always challenged me, and she loved her mommie and sis so very much . She was an Angel on Earth….Keep the Faith love Eric

  67. Louise, you are surely missed. Your smile and presence always left warmth in my heart. My prayers and condolences are extended to the loved ones you’ve left behind.

  68. Weez, I am thinking about you as I so do everyday! I miss you so very much. My heart is broken and filled with pain. If only I can turn back the hands of time. I love you dear sister. Rest In Peace. Sleep well sister, sleep well. Mommy and I miss you and love you so very much! Your spirit lives in us!

  69. My beautiful daughter Louise. Did you know that you are beautiful, special, and loved? I can’t refer to you in the past tense; I am not ready for that. I miss your smile; your laugher; your sense of humor; your voice, everything about you. I can never thank God enough for blessing me with you. Whatever comfort that I have, comes from knowing that you are a child of God,a disciple of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and Ronnie and I will see you again. The jaggered edges of pain will eventually smooth out, but the hole in our hearts will last until the Lord calls us home. RIP my beloved daughter. Jesus said: “He who believes in me will live, even though he dies”…John 11:25, NIV. Until we meet again. Mom

  70. Louise, I can’t believe it’s been two years since God has called you to rest. I thought about you on your birthday. You know “Cancerians” are the best. I miss you very much. We all loved you, but God loved you best. Ronnie and Ms. Pinion you are in my prayers…always. Yvette Bell…A.K.A. Purdie.

  71. Three years already Weez..I can’t believe it! You are missed so much..It’s very hard but thank God for Jesus! I love you!

  72. I thought about you today. I miss you. I consider you a friend and amazing person, who I miss terribly. I enjoyed your laughter, your sense of humor, your honesty, your smile. You parents raised you right. I’m fortunate to have met you and hope there is another time that I will see you and your amazing spirit again.I still have the package of Forget-Me-Not seeds, still here sitting at my desk and think of you. How can I smile? My heart hurts sometimes and I forget and then something makes me think of you. “Why mourn for a spirit that has been set free?” I mourn that I’m not with those who I miss. I hope there is an afterlife. I hope to see those I truly love, there are maybe a handful and one is you. Thank you for being my friend and understanding me.

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