Ouida Ann Pinner • December 21, 2023
Ouida Ann (Morris) Pinner, 74, of Milton, Fl. passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2022 at UF Health Shands in Gainesville, Florida, losing her battle with End Stage Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.
“ Little Ouida Ann” was born on March 6, 1948 in Atmore, Alabama; to Floyd Morris and Alleen Nelson. As the second of five children, she spent her childhood growing up in a large, tightly knit family with grandparents, aunts and uncles. She spent hours on end playing with her many cousins and siblings in Atmore, Al, Pensacola, FL, and Newfoundland, Canada. In her pre-teen years, she was very often the primary care-giver to her siblings as her parents worked while also attending school. Later, she set off on an adventure that would take her from New York to California and several places in between.
After returning to Pensacola in the late 1960’s, she began working at Monsanto where she met and married, George W. Tucker in 1969. In 1972, they adopted their only daughter, Katina, fulfilling her heart’s desire to be a mother. The next five years of her life she was fully devoted to being a loving mother; while also caring for her nieces, nephews and others along the way. Following her divorce in 1977, Ouida took a position in the service department of Hill Kelly Dodge. In the following years, she went on to become a highly-respected bookkeeper, managing eight different auto dealership offices in Florida and Alabama; eventually owning her own business, Pinner Auto Sales in both Pensacola and Pace, Fl.
In 1978, she met the love of her life, Ronnie; although it would take him some time to convince her of that fact. They married on December 31, 1981. They spent the next forty years living every single day to the fullest; traveling, camping, attending community events, enjoying local live music and restaurants, hosting hoards of family and friends at amazing get-togethers, volunteering, visiting friends near and far, and building a beautiful life together. In 1983, they made the move from Pensacola, to Milton where she resided until the time of her passing. She was a member of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton. Ouida had the most precious and steadfast faith that brought her so much peace and comfort, right up until her final moments.
Ouida died as she lived; with love, grace, resilience and strength. She will be remembered by her many friends and family for her home cooked meals, Thanksgiving gatherings, love for gardening, masterfully decorated cakes, hand sewn and crocheted gifts, passion for staying fit, and that special touch she put on everything. However, she will be remembered mostly by all who knew her for her huge heart, open arms and healing hugs. Her generosity knew no bounds. She was heart. She was soul. She was love. She was HOME.
Ouida was preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers, Floyd Lamar Morris, Amos Eugene “Gene” Morris, Charles Claude Morris, and sister, Theresa Morris Welch. She is survived and will be severely missed by her loving husband, Ronald A. Pinner, half-brother, Paul Ray Morris, beloved daughter, Katina Loree Willey & son-in law, Chuckie Willey, her precious grandchildren (her greatest joy), Alec, Aaryn, Meagan and Audrey, as well as her wonderful and numerous brother and sister -in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews and close friends. We are all honored to carry on her legacy of love.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies… strength and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come. Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all”
Proverbs 31: 10,26,28-29.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 21st at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, Visitation at 10am, Services at 11am.
The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):
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If you have any questions, please contact Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.
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Love you Aunt Ouida and Uncle Ronnie. When I think of marriages that inspired me, I will always think of you two.
All my love,
She had to be a beautiful person. Look at her Daughter & Grands. She will always be missed and loved. I will never forget her Katina..
What a beautiful testimony of Ouida, I can only add that she was my first cousin, best friend and my confident. We were always together as kids and teen’s. I was heart broken when you got married and left me but you came back. Now I know you can’t come back but I know you will be waiting for your loved ones in line to join you. Love you always and forever
Such a beautiful reflection of Mrs. Pinner’s life!! I feel honored to have shared a few moments in her presence on her journey through life and extremely thankful to have her daughter as one of my closest friends. Her love, kindness, and spirit lives on through Katina. Sending all of the family my deepest sympathies and mountains of love.
In peace and gratitude,
I have tears for the void left by the passing of this great woman ,but I will always have a smile when I think of how blessed we all are for having known and loved her. We all have special memories of good times spent with her. In that, we are blessed. Love ya sis, mean it.