by Robin Kemp
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is mourning the loss of his mother, Katherine Pinckney.
In a Facebook post, Hill thanked everyone who has sent condolences, adding, “I especially want to thank my Step Father and Aunt who took extraordinary care of her. I am extremely grateful to you both.”
Hill said, ” I am very grateful to GOD that he blessed me with a Mother that was “especially strong.” “Especially strong” in some ways is an understatement to this great woman to who I owe everything. We lived in a housing project when I was a child, and I watched my Mother pay her way through college while working full time to earn a degree so that she could move us to out to the suburbs. She had only the assistance of my Grandmother to watch after me while she worked and went to school. The magnitude of what she did not fully hit me until I became a police officer and patrolled the very projects I would have grown up in if not for her determination to provide a better life for me. It’s because of these two “especially strong” women that I will always be a defender of single parent Mothers and a provider for the poor.”
Information about arrangements was not immediately available as of press time.
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