Dea. Roosevelt Pankey, Jr.

May 18, 1933 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 87)


“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Deacon Roosevelt Pankey Jr., 87 of Appomattox, Virginia went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 22, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born May 18, 1933, in Buckingham, Virginia, to the late Roosevelt and Annie Johnson Pankey. He was the third child out of six. He is survived by two sisters, Ada Pankey Lake, Juanita Pankey Calloway (Charles).

He met his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth Wright Pankey and were married for 66 years. Together their union was fruitful. He was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Marie Berry.
He leaves to cherish his memories: Barbara Ferguson, Roosevelt A. Pankey (Sallie), Shelby Patterson (Warren), Margaret Callands (Michael), Sandra Pennix (Eddie), Velma Mosely (Adolphus), Janice Fleshman (Henry), Jacqueline Booker (Cecil), David Pankey (Michelle), Ronnie Pankey (Regina), and Shelly Pankey, a loving and devoted granddaughter, who served as his long-time caregiver; whom he loved and raised as his own. Also giving regards to two special family friends, Tony Ferguson and John Paige.  He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great-grandchildren.

Deacon Roosevelt Pankey loved his family and his church. He was dedicated and faithful to Springfield Baptist Church. He served as a deacon and Chairman of the Deacon Board, until his illness kept him from his duties as a deacon.

“He never looked for praises, He was never one to boast, He just went on quietly working, for the ones he loved the most. His dreams were seldom spoken, His wants were very few, and most of the time his worries went unspoken too. He was there… A firm foundation, through all our storms in life, a sturdy hand to hold on to, in times of stress and strife. A true friend we could turn to, when times were good or bad, one of our greatest
blessings, the man that we called Dad.”

A PRIVATE family funeral will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020, 1 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church.

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Springfield Baptist Church
Watt Abbitt Road
Appomattox, Virginia 24522

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