Cheryl Pinkston

February 20, 1954 ~ September 26, 2021

          Cheryl Pinkston, 67, of Desloge, passed away September 26, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.  She was born February 20, 1954, in Farmington, to Edward Cleo Wisdom and Betty (Lashley) Dugal.  Cheryl was a member of the Bonne Terre Church of God, where she loved to attend church and volunteered at Helping Hands.  She was a lab technician for more than 40 years at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre.  Cheryl loved going to yard sales, shopping for shoes, purses, going on vacation, but most of all, watching her grandsons and nephew play sports.  They were the apple of her eye.

          She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Wisdom; and step-father, Bill Dugal.

          Cheryl is survived by her loving husband, united in marriage October 14, 1972, Gayle Pinkston; mother, Betty Dugal; children, Chad Pinkston and Kim (fiancé Edward “Moe” Dixon); five grandchildren, Collin Hardy, Kyle and Kristen Nickelson, Clayton and Maddox Dixon; special nephew, William Dugal; siblings, Kevin (Regina) Wisdom, Kerry (Mary “Tuffy”) and Eric (Donna) Dugal; step-siblings, Mike (Lynnette) Dugal, Todd (Carla) Dugal, Jeff Dugal, Vickie (Tom) Dugal-Reddick; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and close friends, also survive.

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  Visitation will resume at 9:00 AM in the C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel, Thursday, September 30, 2021, until service time at 11:00 AM.  Brother Steve Clevenger, will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Three Rivers Cemetery in Farmington.  Memorials may be directed to Helping Hands in Bonne Terre.       


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  1. My beautiful friend. I am so sorry Gayle. You know how I felt about her, she was so special to me. The world will weep for her not having her here. She lit up not a room the whole world! Gayle my sympathy to you & your children & I know that the child hood sweetheart you married will be waiting for you!

  2. I knew Cheryl from when I worked sometimes over at Bonne terre parkland. She was such a sweet person and always had a big smile on her face and she will be greatly missed.

  3. Cheryl was such a beautiful soul. Gayle and Chad I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you both. My prayers for the family. She will be deeply missed.

  4. To Betty and your entire family: We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl! She was very special and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5.  Cheryl, I am really saddened to learn of your passing. When we were growing up you always made me feel like a true member of the family. You were kind and helpful to everyone and so special. Please tell Rob hello for me and give him a great big hug. Fly high with the angels until I see you again

  6. my beautiful soul .and always there in troubled times with our family. i remember her & my uncle Gayle always being out at Grandma & Grandpa Pinkstons house, me being the oldest grand daughter we ,my brother Mike & sister Barbie couldnt wait for weekends when most of my aunts & uncles all being togethrer no special occasion, just a normal Sunday especially everyone & with tons of cousins etc. always a fun time playing football & basketball in which Gayle was awesome player. & we couldnt wait to challenge Gayle to a game of horse.. him always winning & he loved it… and Cheryl there to cheer us on. one time still vivid in my mind was her little blue convertable car… we would get to drive sometimes & did we ever think we were big….if Betty knew we would have gotten our butts had…but until now ill bet she never knew. another time when we all went to six flags & they had Kerri & Kevin woooh did i love that Kerry was it to all of the girls in school but i didnt care i went w/Kerri Wisdom to six flags… and aunt Cheryl never failed to always bring me purses & bath & body while in the many times i was hospitalized & here in st. joe manor… going to miss you bunches & love you more. Gayle & Chad are going to miss you beautiful… smiling all of the time to heaven… until we meet you on the beautiful streets of Gold Jan

  7. I worked with Cheryl at Parkland and she was such a beautiful person. Her smile always made my day better. Praying for the family. R.I.P. Sweet lady

  8. I loved Cheryl’s spirit. She always displayed the love of Christ. Tom and I are praying for her family. But we know one day we will see her again.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, I knew Cheryl from Helping Hands, she was always smiling and happy, always very pleasant, I'm glad to have met her, Prayers to her family

  10. "My Cheryl" was what my husband would say as he went through his steady decline and eventual passing. His mind was not always clear and when we went to the hospital for his often needed bloodwork he would not let anyone touch him but "my Cheryl" because he said she was so kind to him and always tried not to hurt him. She was like an angel to us during one of the saddest times of our lives…Her smile, her gentle touch, compassion truly made her one of God's special people. My condolences to all of her family and prayers for strength to make it through this difficult time.

  11. Aunt Betty, Gayle, Chad and family. So, sorry for the loss. I have so many fond memories when we were children. She was a beautiful soul and heaven has gained an Angel. Wish I could be there with you to celebrate her life. Love and Prayers to all. Jeanie

  12. Dear Cheryl's family~
    I use to work with Cheryl at PHC-BT and she was a joy to work with!
    Always had a smile and offering a helping hand. I wish you all peace in
    knowing she is walking with Jesus and I am sure she has him laughing
    at some story she's telling.

  13. As Our Class of 72….. I Remember Cheryl Being Sweet and Very Friendly Involved In al School Functions….. Sending My Prayers Of Love and Emotional Support To Family and Friend.. Heaven Got an Angel God Bless Y'all….. Sincerely Michael Waters..

  14. Cheryl was the sweetest niece and loved the LORD. May GOD be ever near to each of you and bring you comfort. Love to all and prayers.

  15. To all of Cheryl's family:  I know you must be devastated to lose this shining star who made everyone's day brighter.  Our paths didn't cross often; but when they did, it was a blessing to me because Cheryl always "made my day!!"  She was the BEST Ever phlebotomist and made giving blood something to look forward to!  I Loved her smile, her perky personality and everything about her–my heart is broken for all of you.  Please know you are in my prayers for peace and comfort.  Love and Blessings, Jackie Berry 

  16. My deepest sympathy to Gayle and family. Cheryl was such a genuinely kind person who was always smiling. I’m praying that your memories of her will comfort you during this sad time. 

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