In Loving Memory of Pilar Arrianno McJimpson


Pilar Arrianno McJimpson (July 24, 1973-June 7, 2021) was born to parents Freddie L. McJimpson (deceased) and Richard L. McJimpson. She was the twin of Richard L. McJimpson, who has been with her from the womb. Following in the footsteps of her parents, Pilar was a proud "Bulldog for Life," graduating from the almighty Garfield High School in 1991. Pilar was the HEART & SOUL of her family and friends.

Pilar led a career in various aspects of healthcare. She took great care in serving her patient-community and medical staff, always leading with love and laughter. All whom she encountered, instantly became family to her.

Pilar had THE brightest and MOST indelible smile. She lit up any environment she entered. Although she was small in stature, it was Larger-than-Life personality, charm, comedy and songs that filled everyone's heart. Pilar received a standing ovation from approximately 5,000 guests during her graduation, singing, "Home" (Stephanie Mills.) She would often make-up comedic songs for everyday life events, which kept her family and friends jubilant and highly entertained. One of her favorite past times was singing karaoke, in which she always captivated audiences. She, along with her twin, Richard, often graced the stage for weddings, funerals and all social events in-between. Pilar's voice rivaled the angels of God's Heavenly choir; now, she has officially joined them.

On the other side of eternity, Pilar aka Fudge, as her family affectionately calls her, Shorty P or LadyBug, as her community of friends called her, now joins her mother Freddie L. McJimpson and her grandmother, Gertrude Mathews. Her love for and from her family will always be strongly represented. Pilar is survived by her father Richard L. McJimpson (Carol) of Portland, Oregon, daughters: MyHelana Goodwin, Ciara McJimpson and Darrielle Lanier. Her loving siblings: Je'Reivien L. "Rivo" Holmes (Malcolm) of Brooklyn, New York (sister), Ta-Tanasha "Toogs" Bolar of Charleston, South Carolina (sister), her brother, best friend and Twin, Richard L. "Scrap" McJimpson and DarCemon McJimpson (Samone), both of Seattle, Washington (brother).

Her daughters-in-heart and nieces Carneisha Grace, Imani Peterson, Ranetta Miller, Vanessa Hagans, C'Imara "Pie" Hollingquest. Three (3) grandchildren: Travae Barber, Omiya Williams and Dmaujanique "Mooka" Miller, all of Seattle, Washington.

Siblings-in-heart, all of Seattle, Washington, sisters: Celestine Lanier McClary (Gilbert), Jacqualine Lanier, Gwen Robinson, Alexis "CatDog" Francois (Lindsey), Leslie Wilson, Godbrother: Ellis Nelson and The "Small People Posse": Chavela Johnson, Patrice "Put-Put" Kendall, Tarsha Davis and Kim Tookas. Best Friends: Elaine Webster and Dionna Smith. Pilar has a legion of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of friends that are more family than friends, who she loved and whom all loved her.

Pilar's beauty, "joy-joy," voice, laughter, giant-sized personality and quickwit will be desparately missed but forever loved. We love her tremendously but The Father loved her best! Pilar's Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Friday, June 25, 2021, at 1pm, New Hope Baptist Church, 124 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. Additional information regarding Pilar's "See You Later" Park Celebration will be announced at the Memorial Service. Thank you for your Love and Support for our Beloved Pilar - The McJimpson Family.