Kathaleen Joyce Pitts
February 23, 1925 -
August 2, 2022

Visitation

August 5, 2022
12 pm to 2 pm

Service 

August 5, 2022
2 pm

Interment

August 5, 2022
Obituary

Funeral service for Kathaleen Joyce Pitts, age 97, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home, with Steven Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in the Kelso Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Friday at Higgins.

Mrs. Pitts was born on February 23, 1925, in Fayetteville, TN, to the late Murphy and Florine Tucker Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John F. Pitts, Jr.; daughter, Joyce Marie Caldwell; granddaughter, Donna Christine Caldwell; and sisters, Dorothy Stewart Hoots, and Joshphine Stewart. Mrs. Pitts passed away on August 2, 2022, at Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, TN.

She is survived by her children, Doug Pitts, Ray (Cathy) Pitts, David Pitts, and Flo (Bill) Lewter; grandchildren, Tonya Allen, Patrick Caldwell, Shena Jean, Todd (Shannon) Pitts, Nikki (Adrian) Franklin, Daniel (Shannon) Pitts, Steven (Melissa) Pitts, Ty (Callie) Lewter, Katie (RA) Warden, and Becca (Britton) Elmore; son-in-law, Tony Caldwell; nephew, Frank Hoots; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Pitts was a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was an active member of the CPW. She and her husband were owners of Pitts Service Station. She later worked in retail. After retirement, she served as a great granny at South Lincoln School. Mrs. Pitts was a wonderful cook and loved preparing delicious meals for her family and friends.

The family would like to thank Cheryl Pendergrass and the staff of Lynchburg Nursing Center for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 16 Teal Hollow Road, Kelso, TN 37348.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Kathaleen Joyce Pitts.

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15 Comments

  1. Diane S Caldwell

    I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Joyce’s passing. She was a beautiful Lady inside and out. Sam and I thought the world of her. To all the family my sincere sympathy. Prayers for you all in the coming days.

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  2. Debbie Morris

    Mrs. Joyce was always so sweet and kind..So sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family.

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  3. Kathey Noblitt Herrington

    She was a beautiful soul and you guys are so fortunate to have had her for so many years. She was so kind and generous and made the best fruit cookies at Christmas time!

    God be with you all.

    Reply
  4. Leigh Iberg

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to each. She was such a beautiful lady in every way! Prayers for comfort and peace and praise for a life well lived.

    Leigh Iberg (Pettrey)

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  5. Tammy bolduc

    So sorry for your loss. Oh how she was a beautiful lady. I will miss her dearly and will never forget her. We deffinately had many good laughs. Im so blessed to hav been a small part of your family.

    Reply
  6. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Ms Pitts working at the National Store . She was always so sweet everywhere you would see her. A wonderful lady🙏

    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  7. Danny Medlen

    SHEENA, PRAYING FOR YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY. WHAT A DEAR SWEET LADY SHE WAS. ALWAYS SO KIND TO ME! MAY GOD HOLD AND COMFORT YOU ALL.

    Reply
  8. Lyle

    Rest In Peace Joyce. May all the Pitts family stay strong and think of all the memories.

    Reply
  9. Julia Atchley

    So sorry for your loss praying for all

    Reply
  10. Sherry Carter

    I’m so very sorry, Flo, for you and your family! I’ve loved Mrs. Joyce since I was a teenager; she was such a sweet, kind lady. The year I got to work with her was the best; we laughed, talked, and cooked up a storm! I just hate that I didn’t make it over to see her in Lynchburg. I know how much she loved her family and she’ll be sadly missed. My grandsons will remember her forever and always ask for Mrs. Joyce’s tea cakes and chocolate sauce. She was one of a kind!💕

    Reply
  11. Shirley Mann

    Sending love hugs and prayers for family

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  12. Pat and Jerry Reese

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a great person !

    Reply
  13. Millicent Smith

    I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Pitts passing. She was a lovely lady who was very kind to everyone. I sending my deepest sympathies to all of her family.

    Reply
  14. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    I always enjoyed Ms Joyce waiting on me when I would shop. She was a lovely lady that will be missed. Prayers to her family at this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  15. Wanda Shelton

    I am so so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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15 Comments

  1. Diane S Caldwell

    I am so very sorry to hear of Mrs. Joyce’s passing. She was a beautiful Lady inside and out. Sam and I thought the world of her. To all the family my sincere sympathy. Prayers for you all in the coming days.

    Reply
  2. Debbie Morris

    Mrs. Joyce was always so sweet and kind..So sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family.

    Reply
  3. Kathey Noblitt Herrington

    She was a beautiful soul and you guys are so fortunate to have had her for so many years. She was so kind and generous and made the best fruit cookies at Christmas time!

    God be with you all.

    Reply
  4. Leigh Iberg

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to each. She was such a beautiful lady in every way! Prayers for comfort and peace and praise for a life well lived.

    Leigh Iberg (Pettrey)

    Reply
  5. Tammy bolduc

    So sorry for your loss. Oh how she was a beautiful lady. I will miss her dearly and will never forget her. We deffinately had many good laughs. Im so blessed to hav been a small part of your family.

    Reply
  6. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Ms Pitts working at the National Store . She was always so sweet everywhere you would see her. A wonderful lady🙏

    Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Reply
  7. Danny Medlen

    SHEENA, PRAYING FOR YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY. WHAT A DEAR SWEET LADY SHE WAS. ALWAYS SO KIND TO ME! MAY GOD HOLD AND COMFORT YOU ALL.

    Reply
  8. Lyle

    Rest In Peace Joyce. May all the Pitts family stay strong and think of all the memories.

    Reply
  9. Julia Atchley

    So sorry for your loss praying for all

    Reply
  10. Sherry Carter

    I’m so very sorry, Flo, for you and your family! I’ve loved Mrs. Joyce since I was a teenager; she was such a sweet, kind lady. The year I got to work with her was the best; we laughed, talked, and cooked up a storm! I just hate that I didn’t make it over to see her in Lynchburg. I know how much she loved her family and she’ll be sadly missed. My grandsons will remember her forever and always ask for Mrs. Joyce’s tea cakes and chocolate sauce. She was one of a kind!💕

    Reply
  11. Shirley Mann

    Sending love hugs and prayers for family

    Reply
  12. Pat and Jerry Reese

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a great person !

    Reply
  13. Millicent Smith

    I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Pitts passing. She was a lovely lady who was very kind to everyone. I sending my deepest sympathies to all of her family.

    Reply
  14. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    I always enjoyed Ms Joyce waiting on me when I would shop. She was a lovely lady that will be missed. Prayers to her family at this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  15. Wanda Shelton

    I am so so sorry for your loss.

    Reply

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