Cornelia M. Pitts PDF Print E-mail

Cornelia Mills Pitts, 89, of Newberry, widow of Marion Pitts, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 27, 1929, in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Tillman and Arlie Juanita Long Mills. She was a devoted housewife and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Pitts is survived by a son, Hugh Anthony “Tony” (Nancy) Pitts of Newberry; a daughter, Ginger Pitts (Jimmy) Weir of Newberry; a brother, Benjamin T. “Buck” Mills, Jr. of Newberry; sisters, Beatrice Mills Riddle of Newberry and Barbara Mills (Tom) Riser of Kinards; grandchildren, Jamie Weir, Joshua (Erin) Pitts, Zachary (Brandi) Pitts and Laurel W. (Chuck) Keen. She was predeceased by a son, Marion E. Pitts, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 20, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ken Carter. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1160 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Zachary (Brandi) Pitts, Joshua (Erin) Pitts, Jamie Weir, Laurel (Chuck) Keen, Ken Riser, Bill Riddle, Tim Bouknight, Mike Brehmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Trinity United Methodist Church Choir.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home for their loving care.

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#16 Ernestine 2018-09-03 05:39
Ginger, we wish to express our sympathy for the loss of your mother. She brought laughter to the group during our times of volunteering to read Bible stories at the nursing home. Especially during one of your visits when your mother learned that she was the same age,89, as Sarah was when Sarah was told that the following year she would have a baby. It was to you, Ginger, that Ms Pitts told us she remembered the story about Jacob and shared with you. She also heard why we die from the account of Adam and Eve and that even though we may die, we are in God’s memory from the account of Abel. We will miss her.
#15 Katie 2018-07-30 08:17
Mrs. Pitts was one of my favorite residents. Every morning she had a smile on her face. I loved it when she called me "sugar" with her sweet southern drawl. To Tony, Ginger, Zach, and Buck: even though I never had the pleasure of meeting you all, know that she spoke of you every day. She clearly loved her family, the only thing she might have loved more is God (but the Lawrence Whelk show is a definite third).I just found out the news today and while I usually pride myself in my ability to keep my composure when a patient leaves us, but today my heart is heavy. I will always remember her, she was someone who left a lasting impression on me, I can only imagine the holes in your own hearts right now. I wish I would have been able to see her one last time. Thank you for sharing such an amazing person with us at JF Hawkins. God bless.
#14 Henry Franklin 2018-07-21 07:08
Ginger and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days.
God bless,
Henry Franklin
#13 Alice Longshore 2018-07-20 07:11
Sorry to hear about Ms Cornelia. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a sweet lady. She will be missed greatly.
#12 Kathy Livingston 2018-07-19 16:35
Ginger so sorry for your loss. I adored your mom she was so excited about me doing her nails and all the activities at JF Hawkins. Mrs. Cornelia will truly be missed,
#11 Lynn and Bubba Cromer 2018-07-19 13:51
So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers.
#10 Janice Meeks 2018-07-18 22:18
I am so sad to learn of your loss. Mom really enjoyed rooming with her at White Oak. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
#9 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2018-07-18 21:20
Tony, Nancy, Zach, Brandi, Josh, Erin and family...our hearts are broken for you. Jimmy and I are praying for God's comfort and peace to surround you and your entire family. We love you all.
#8 Billy & Edith Morris 2018-07-18 20:59
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mrs. Cornie. We thought so much of her and Mr. Marion. May all your sweet memories carry you through the grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#7 Sandra E. Long 2018-07-18 19:26
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the family . Cornelia was a wonderful woman. So cheerful and always smiling. Sandra, Mark and Karen Long
#6 Jane Woodward 2018-07-18 19:22
Thoughts and prayers with each of you at this time.
#5 Vicki Hendrix 2018-07-18 18:24
So very sorry to learn of Mrs. Cornelia's passing. She was one of the nicest ladies I've had the pleasure of knowing. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.
#4 Angela Pitts 2018-07-18 18:19
Ginger, Tony & families, my heart aches for you all but it’s rejoicing for Aunt Cornelia. What a reunion that’s taken place!
Aunt Cornelia was a special lady who was loved by many and she will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray that God will wrap you all in his love and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Much love to y’all.
#3 Betsy Black 2018-07-18 16:32
Mrs. Cornelia was the nicest and sweetest lady. Always had a smile on her face. Prayers for her family.
#2 Tamra Haselden 2018-07-18 13:14
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Cornelia was a good woman. Love to the family.
Tamra, David, Charles, Lola and Jim
#1 Jackie Riddle 2018-07-18 12:00