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Mandy Pink

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Mandy Pink, formerly Mandy Dillard, passed from this life December 29, 2008, after a long fight with diabetes and Parkinson ‘s disease. She was 85 years old. {{more}}Services will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Minda Street Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas with Dr. Anthony Roach Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Abilene directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mrs. Pink was born to Alonzo and Lillie Bell Dillard of Marshall, Texas, on July 20, 1923. She was one of 14 children born to the Dillards, and their youngest daughter. On January 18th of 1946, she married Mr. Claud Pink of Longview, Texas. To this union were born five children. This family lived for a period of time in Fort Worth, Texas before eventually making their residence in Abilene.Mrs. Pink worked most of her life in housekeeping for several families as well as her own before eventually going to work in the housekeeping department at then Abilene Christian College. She spent over 11 years working as a wife and homemaker by day, and then leaving to work at the college from early evening to the early morning. This tiresome regimen would leave her with very little time for sleep, and such determination serves as an incredible example of a devoted mother, loving wife, and woman of God.Mrs. Mandy, or “Sister” to her siblings, was a long-time, devoted servant of the Lord. She was baptized at an early age, and was a faithful member of several Churches of Christ during her life. Many of those years were spent as a member of the North Tenth and Treadaway Church of Christ, then later in life as a member of the Minda Street Church of Christ, both in Abilene. Prior to her passing, she had moved to Oklahoma City and was a member of the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, Oklahoma.To mourn her loss, she leaves behind three daughters, Mrs. Alma P. Gentry of Winchester, Kentucky, Ms. Janice Coleman of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Flecia Miller of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Mr. Claud Pink Jr. and Dr. Bill Pink, both of Oklahoma City; one step-daughter, Mrs. Vera Reed of Pomona, California; and a vast number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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