On November 16, 1934, Amanda Mae Pouncie was born to Ocie and Lillie Mae Pouncie in New York City. She is pre-deceased by her older brother Ocie Pouncie, brothers William, Kenneth, Sylvester and sister Zenobia.
Amanda married in March 1956 and was the mother of five children: Penny, Cookie, Dena, Lance and Jay. She began a nursing career soon after high school and received several degrees in Nursing, Black Studies and Education. Eventually she earned a Master’s Degree in education. She lovingly cared for many patients, family and friends. As the matriarch of the family she was our Maya Angelou, sharing her wisdom and knowledge.
More importantly, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 19. Amanda put her trust in Jehovah and His loving promise of the resurrection. ( Acts 24:15) Our loving Father, Jehovah, gives us the resurrection hope to see our loved ones again. She served Jehovah in the Bronxdale and Edenwald congregation in The Bronx, New York.
Wanting to escape the cold weather she retired to Florida where she served in the Eau Gallie congregation in Melbourne, Florida and during the last few years Amanda’s life attended the Briar Forest congregation in Houston, Texas.
Amanda loved to travel the world and often traveled to Europe visiting fellow believers and attending worldwide conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Amanda (Sister Pouncie) is survived by her five children who loved her dearly – Penny, Cookie, Dena, Lance and Jay. Her Grandchildren – Rickey , Teddy, Corrie, Amanda-Marie, Gregory, Ryan, Brendon, Cynarra, AJ and Arric. Great Grandchildren -Taylor, Kendall, Peyton and Ariah. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
” Mother’s Favorite Bible Scriptures”
Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, And do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, And He will make your path straight.
“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.”