Judith Ann Plata-Pinnick, 73, left us on November 13, 2014, with her family by her side in Orlando, Florida.
Judy had multiple jobs and areas of expertise. She worked as a carhop, short order cook and later became an owner of several restaurants and other establishments. Her true love was driving a school bus for children with special needs. This later led to her becoming a foster mom of over 100 children in need of TLC. After raising 6 kids of her own she considered this an easy task. She was also a mom and mentor to many, many more.
Her hobbies and interests included family, gardening, sewing and reading of scary novels. She had a large collection of horror movies and love SCI-FI. She also loved to cook for her large family. People raved about her cooking especially her hot spaghetti and baked mac and cheese.
She is our warrior, our all, our unconditional love, our rock and confidant. A beautiful soul, our road dog on wheels, our wise owl. Our forever angel.
Per moms request we are having a simple cremation, she did not want us to mourn her death but to celebrate her life.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, M SGT Marvin James Plata, and husband Mitchell Pinnick Sr. Granddaughter Desire Jessica Plata and great- granddaughter Patience La’Nya.
Survived by her children: Toni, Mario (Babsi), Dino, Nickie (James), Angela, Mitchell Jr., Tywanna and Jesse.
Second mom to Michael, Cindy and Dennis.
And foster mom to over 100 children.
Grandchildren: Latoya, Thomas, Terry, Angie, Brandon, Andrea, Britney, Miles, Arianna, Alexia, Mitchell III, Olivia, Sebastian, Adrian, Gabriela, Isaias, Serena, Soledad, Cameron, Carrington.
Great-Grandchildren: Ace, Ahmad, Zuri, Brielle, Seth, Aidyn, Soleil, Naomi and soon to be born; Brayden.
give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still – in each new dawn.
-Native American Prayer
The family wishes to sincerely thank everyone for their support and love during these hard times.
-The Plata-Pinnick-Nelson Family