Christine Wilkes Pitts
January 18, 1932 -
August 9, 2019

Visitation

August 11, 2019
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Service 

August 11, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Christine Wilkes Pitts of Fayetteville passed away on August 9, 2019 at the age of 87. She was born on January 18, 1932 in Merrimack Cotton Mill Village in Huntsville, AL to the late Elvia and Defna Challen Clayton Wilkes. She married the late Malcolm Pitts at a young age and was the mother to seven children. While still raising the youngest of her children, she ran Howell Hill Grocery for several years and then worked at Blue Ridge Manufacturing and Serbin. She later achieved her GED and worked at South Central Human Resources Agency as a data entry clerk, where she was the runner up for the National Senior Worker of the Year Award. She was a long-time member of New Hope Baptist Church and taught the Senior Adult Sunday School class there for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Gibson of Fayetteville, TN, Linda Hopper of Huntsville, AL, Michele King of Flintville, TN; sons, Anthony Pitts of Robertsdale, AL, Terry Pitts of Fayetteville, TN Tim Pitts of Winchester, TN and Bruce Pitts of Huntsville, AL; sisters, Marilyn Tarbbitt, Nellie Jo Williams, Cheryl Hruby; 8 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannette Cartwright and brothers, Bill Wilkes and Clyde Wilkes

Funeral service for Mrs. Pitts will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Cleo Moon officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday at 12 PM until time of service at Higgins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., 207 N. Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Christine Wilkes Pitts.

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7 Comments

  1. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Amy so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I did not know her but knew some of her family. I know sometimes grandchildren are so very close to their grandmother. You will be in my Prayers.

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  2. Teri Pitts

    Michele, Terry, and entire family:
    So sorry to learn today of the passing of your dear mother. May God’s grace sustain all of you during this difficult time.
    Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  3. Ralph & Monica Battle

    Bruce and the Pitts Family,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

    Reply
  4. Robin and Bill Shelton

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Mrs. Pitts children, especially Terry who continued to care for her through this terrible disease.

    Reply
  5. Martha Howell

    So sorry for the loss of a really good woman.

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  6. Katie Womack

    Mr. Terry & family: So sorry for the loss of your Mother. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Javon Alldredge

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Christy’s grandmother. We are lifting all up in prayer?. Love yall
    Nathan and Javon

    Reply

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7 Comments

  1. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Amy so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I did not know her but knew some of her family. I know sometimes grandchildren are so very close to their grandmother. You will be in my Prayers.

    Reply
  2. Teri Pitts

    Michele, Terry, and entire family:
    So sorry to learn today of the passing of your dear mother. May God’s grace sustain all of you during this difficult time.
    Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  3. Ralph & Monica Battle

    Bruce and the Pitts Family,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

    Reply
  4. Robin and Bill Shelton

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Mrs. Pitts children, especially Terry who continued to care for her through this terrible disease.

    Reply
  5. Martha Howell

    So sorry for the loss of a really good woman.

    Reply
  6. Katie Womack

    Mr. Terry & family: So sorry for the loss of your Mother. May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  7. Javon Alldredge

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Christy’s grandmother. We are lifting all up in prayer?. Love yall
    Nathan and Javon

    Reply

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