Pittman obit

Ruby Lee PittmanMrs. Ruby Lee Pittman, age 96, of Campbellton, FL went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, surrounded by her loving and devoted family.

Ruby Lee was born July 10, 1920 in Campbellton, Florida to Raymond Butler, Sr., and Lillian Butler.

At the age of 6 months old, Ruby Lee lost her beloved mother, Lillian Butler. By God’s grace, mercy and love she survived this devastation of growing up without her biological mother, with support of her father and aunt, Lillie Adams.

She was converted at the age of 11 years old, this was the beginning of her Christian journey. She joined the Shady Grove Church and gave the Reverend Yates her hand and God her heart.

Later she joined Saint Paul AME Church, around 1932, along wither her father and her stepmother. Her pastor was the Reverend Jackson at that time. She was a member of the choir, participated in Sunday School, Youth Department and other auxiliaries.

In 1937, she joined Issac Pittman, Sr., in Holy Matrimony, they were married forty-one years and to this union she gave birth to fourteen children, now six children survive her.

She has always been very active in her children until health forced her to stop. She has been responsible for many groups to perform at Saint Paul Church, such as The Professor Harold Buggs, many other local groups to raise money for the church finance. She was very active with the Youth Department, Pastor Aid Auxiliary and member of the Missionary Board for many years.

She is survived by her children: Frank Pittman (Doris) of Orlando, Florida, Willie L. Pittman (Brenda) of Owings Mills, Maryland, Otis Pittman (Barbara) of Houston, Texas, Melvin Pittman (Clara) of Orlando, Florida, Linda Redding of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Vivian Pittman of Campbellton, Florida; a sister: Beatrice Baker of Miami, Florida; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 2-7 PM, Friday, August 19, 2016, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, FL.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 20, 2016, in the Saint Paul AME Church, Campbellton, FL with the Reverend Linda Nickles-Dukes, Pastor, the Reverend Sandra Jones, Presiding and the Reverend Curtis Pittman (grandson) Eulogist.

Interment will be follow in the church cemetery under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, FL.