July 17, 1963 ~ July 9, 2009
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?"
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