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Obituary for Mary Petty Pitts

NEWVILLE. . .Mary Petty Pitts, a resident of Newville, died Monday morning, January 1, 2024, at her home. She was 81.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 4, 2024, in the Union Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Jim A. Cordes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Thursday in the church sanctuary.
Mrs. Pitts was born and reared near Newville, daughter of the late Charles Lewis Petty and Izzie Weathington Petty. She lived in Dothan before returning to Newville in 1991. Mrs. Pitts was retired from GE in Dothan. In later years, she served as Manager of the Newville Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Pitts was an active member of the Union Springs Baptist Church and was a beloved member of her church and community. She was known for her generous spirit and for offering her home as a place for her whole family to gather, stay awhile, and most importantly to her, eat. Her home was a place where all could feel connected to each other, no matter their relation. Cooking was her love language and you better grab a plate, no matter if you just ate. Most importantly, she was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and great-aunt. She loved children and animals especially her canine companions, Presley and Bernard. Mrs. Pitts was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Byrd Pitts, Sr., two sons, Gary Bruce Pitts and Thomas B. “Tommy” Pitts, and two brothers, Charles L. Petty and David Petty.
Surviving relatives include nieces and nephews, Sonja Petty Adcock, Eric Scott Petty, Charles L. Petty, Jr. and Christina Petty Patterson; numerous cousins and great-nieces and great-nephews; two special grand angels, Mara James and Megan Meadows, a special cousin and caregiver, Danny Weathington and his wife, Shirley.
The family would like to express their appreciation to caregivers, Michelle, Kay and Gwen and also Gentiva Hospice for the loving care and kindness shown to Mrs. Pitts during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union Springs Baptist Church, c/o Terry Jones, 398 County Road 268, Newville, AL 36353.