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Jane Elizabeth Pitts, 42, of Newberry, died Monday, May 4, 2020 at her residence.

Born on May 24, 1977 in Newberry, she was the daughter of Linda Hawkins Pitts and the late John William “J.W.” Pitts, Jr. She graduated with perfect attendance from Mid Carolina High School and was also a graduate of Newberry College. She was the computer lab teacher at Gallman Elementary and was member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Miss Pitts is survived by her mother, Linda H. Pitts; brothers, Billy (Charlene) Pitts, Russell (Dona) Pitts, Linn (Amy) Pitts and Jeff Pitts; sister-in-law, Betty Cumalander; nephew and nieces, Evan (Rebecca) Pitts, Nikki Dominick, Mallory Pitts, Parker Pitts, Dori Pitts, Lily Pitts and Jonah Pitts; great-nephews, Jude Pitts and Silas Pitts and special friend, Bobby Cotney.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jason Schafer. The family ask that those desiring to attend please adhere to the Covid-19 social distancing requirements and remain six feet apart or remain in your vehicles. Memorials may be made to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church Playground Fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to the Boys and Girls Club, 255 Hawkins Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Jane fought a long hard fight for three years, but she quickly learned “No One Fights Alone” as she had a strong support group of family and friends to help her make the journey easier.



#60 Judy Epps 2020-05-28 09:30
Jane was a special student, friend, and teacher. She was wise beyond her years as well as compassionate, always caring about all others. She dearly loved her family. It breaks my heart that she had to go through this fight but as with all else she fought with grace. She is truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.
#59 Anne Hamilton 2020-05-18 17:54
Linda and family
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Jane's passing. Peggy Bowers Mullins and Anne M.Hamilton and family
#58 Peggy B. Mullins & f 2020-05-18 17:52
Linda and family
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. So sorry to hear of Jane's passing.
#57 Jimmy Moore 2020-05-11 21:05
Mrs. Linda and family, we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May the Good Lord give you comfort and peace as you move forward in the coming days. Jimmy and Kim Moore and family.
#56 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2020-05-11 10:23
May God be with You and Your Family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#55 Clara Wilson 2020-05-08 22:34
To Ms. Jane's family I worked with her at Gallman ele. I will truly miss my friend what a special friend she always talked about you all it is hard to let go but remember God picks the Most Beautiful Flowers.
#54 Rev. Randy Derrick 2020-05-08 09:24
So sad to learn of Jane's passing......I always enjoyed seeing her dedicated and friendly face at Gallman whenever I would drop-off the kids at school while driving their school bus......she was always a supportive, sweet friend......my prayers & love are with her dear Family. Peace in Christ, Rev. Randy Derrick & Family
#53 Donna and Larry Dool 2020-05-07 15:32
Mrs. Linda and all of Jane's family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#52 Phyllis B Jolley 2020-05-07 08:53
Bobby, Billy and the Pitts family - Sending sincere sympathy in the passing of Jane. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile. May God, family & friends provide comfort & strength during this difficult time.
#51 Robert Dennis and Family 2020-05-06 12:33
This news just breaks our heart and we have lifted Jane's entire Family in prayer for Gods Love and Support.
Rest and know that God has this and knows what's best even if we disagree. With Love.
#50 Harriett Rucker 2020-05-06 12:16
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane gave so much and set a wonderful example to many young children as well as to her co-workers. May God's love and peace give you comfort at this sad time and in the days to come.
#49 Melodie Merck Waters 2020-05-06 09:33
Mrs. Linda and family,
I am so sorry and so saddened by the loss of Jane. Seems she has always been in my life one way or another. She does leave quite a legacy. You and your family and her friends are in my prayers and will remain there.
Melodie (Merck) Waters
#48 Lever 2020-05-06 09:29
We are so sorry for your loss. Jane will certainly be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jimmy, Karen, Dell, & Cal
#47 Alice & John Longshore 2020-05-06 09:29
Ms Linda & family I am sorry to hear about Jane. She was such a sweet girl. I had grandchildren that went to Gallman she always waved while I was in the carline. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#46 Lydia Merchant 2020-05-05 19:59
Linda and Family, I am so heartbroken.Heaven did gain an Angel and she is now with her daddy. I will cherish all of the good times we had and all of the memories we made. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers to all. Love y'all. Lydia & David Merchant, Phillip Trotter and Ingrid Cassada
#45 Terrie Mayer 2020-05-05 19:53
To each of you WONDERFUL members of the PITTS FAMILY--you are in my most sincere prayers and
you have my condolences. I knew Jane all her life---remember the day she was born, as I was a senior at MCHS and she was born during baseball season.( odd, the things we remember)
She was a bright light in this world.
#44 The Brooks Family 2020-05-05 18:45
Our thoughts and prayers are truly with the family during this time of bereavement!! Please let us know if we can assist you moving forward! Vincent & Shirley Brooks & Family!!
#43 Russell and Barbara 2020-05-05 18:43
Jane will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She always had a smile one her face. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Love, Barbara and Russell
#42 Allen Salter 2020-05-05 17:22
Linda and family, it shocked me to hear of janes passing, she was always smiling and so much fun to be around, Prayers for Comfort and Peace
#41 John and Linda Fulmer 2020-05-05 16:46
Linda and family, so sorry to hear of your beautiful loved one's passing. Our thoughts and prayers will certainly be with you during this difficult time.
#40 Becky & John Pugh 2020-05-05 16:08
Linda & Family,
You folks have always been very special friends to us. We hope you can find comfort in the knowledge that we care and extend our Christian Love and Support to you and your family.
Becky & John
#39 Peggy & Larry Longshore 2020-05-05 15:06
Linda, Billy & Family,
God must have needed a special angel in Heaven. May He comfort you and hold you close during this difficult time. Words alone cannot heal broken hearts but prayers can help ease the pain, so we are all lifting you up in prayer at this time. God bless all of you. Larry & Peggy
#38 Keema Praylow Family 2020-05-05 14:00
Sending my love and my condolences to her family. She loved my children and niece and nephew as if they were her own. Such a sweet person inside and out. May she Rest In Peace.
#37 Sherry Williams 2020-05-05 13:48
My heart and prayers are with all. God Bless.
#36 Tammy Lominack 2020-05-05 13:38
My heart is just broken over this news. Jane was such a special friend. She will surely be missed. She fought a long hard battle but now she is pain free and with Mr. JW. If there is anything that you need or that we can do please don’t hesitate to call me. I love you . Tammy
#35 Catherine Boozer 2020-05-05 13:17
Ronald and I send our deepest sympathy in the loss of one so dear to many. She fought a good fight and now the battle is over and she won! There is no more suffering nor pain. We
will be here for you, and if we can be of any help, please let us know.
With love,
#34 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-05-05 11:04
Our family pays tribute to this brave warrior. She fought until the end and has now gained victory. Jane is no longer in pain, is free, and is at Peace. May you find comfort in the love offered by family and friends as well as those offering prayers. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#33 Elmira Monts 2020-05-05 10:49
... There will be things that trigger tears and things that bring laughter ... things that you never expected ... but they'll gently remind you of all the wonderful details that made life with Jane so precious...
#32 Jackie Haltiwanger 2020-05-05 10:39
Mrs.Linda and Family,
Please know you are all in my prayers.
#31 Johnette H.Gary 2020-05-05 10:13
To the Family of this great Warrior, I extend my deepest sympathy. Jane Pitts was a truly strong and determined young lady. Her body may have lost the battle with Cancer,but her amazing Spirit will forever live. The days ahead won't be easy but with God by your side, you will get through them. I know this to be true because I lost My Mom 3 months ago to Cancer. Jane was a listen ear for me when I was scared or wanted to know about Chemo. She and I tried to encourage each other. Again I am so sorry for your loss.
#30 Mike and Donna Hall 2020-05-05 09:46
To the Pitts family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless all of you!
#29 Myrtie Mallach 2020-05-05 09:09
You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.May each of you find comfort in knowing that others care.
#28 Sarah Griffin 2020-05-05 08:29
Linda and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rodney, Sarah and family
#27 Lee Koon 2020-05-05 08:03
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jay, Lee, and Jaylee Koon
#26 Laney Cobb 2020-05-05 07:44
Jane was a very special friend, who I loved dearly!She taught me many things about life, love, and courage. I will cherish the memories, and will miss her forever.
My condolences to her family, I will keep you all in my prayers.
Rest In Peace my sweet friend. I will always #FightLikeJane
#25 MARY HELEN STUHR 2020-05-05 07:04
Jane may be gone from this earth but her spirit, determination and love for all will live on forever..... "FIGHT LIKE JANE" "NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE"
Mary Helen
#24 Nancy Johnston 2020-05-04 21:44
Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. My prayers are with you all.
#23 Gail James 2020-05-04 21:39
To The Pitts Family
Jane has gone from our sight, but never from our
hearts. Love to all...
#22 Lynn Dowd 2020-05-04 21:39
I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#21 Billy & Edith Morris 2020-05-04 21:18
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jane. She was a delightful person in every way May all your memories be sweet for all the family.
Billy & Edith
#20 CarlaAmmons 2020-05-04 20:48
Linda and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to comfort you. Jane was always smiling no matter what. She touched many lives in her time on earth.
#19 Linda Frick 2020-05-04 19:27
Linda I am sorry to hear about Jane. My is broken fo you..
#18 Anthony Matthews 2020-05-04 19:07
Prayers are with all of you at this time, Anthony &Sebrena Matthews
#17 Tona Leitzsey 2020-05-04 19:04
Praying for all of you. Jane will be missed. She always had a smile on her face and was well loved.
#16 Chris Bowers 2020-05-04 19:01
I am so sorry to hear about Jane's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#15 Betty Dixon 2020-05-04 17:37
Mrs. Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing She was a special person who loved her family, friends, and her students. I am so fortunate to have been able to work with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Love, Betty Dixon
#14 Susan Suber 2020-05-04 17:32
We are so very sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.
Please know that you are all in our prayers.
Susan and Russell Satterfield-Suber and
Haley Hughes
#13 Phyllis Jackson 2020-05-04 17:23
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God bless all of you.
#12 Cathleen Cannady 2020-05-04 16:59
Brokenhearted for the Pitts family and the Gallman family
Such a loving lady. Many joyful memories of Jane .I
Pray for strength for you all .
#11 Lynn Wessinger 2020-05-04 16:48
We are so sorry to hear about Jane. You all have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#10 Sandra Boozer 2020-05-04 16:31
Thinking and praying for you all during this time of loss.
#9 Marian Sligh 2020-05-04 15:39
I also truly saddened at the passing of Jane. I thought the world of her. I was her subtitutute for so many years. I will truly miss her smiling face at Gallman. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. She surely did put up a strong fight but she is at peace now and no more pain. Marian Sligh
#8 Shelby Felker 2020-05-04 14:52
And God said come unto me and I will give you rest. Go rest high up in the heavens and the manna I have for you. I'm so sorry for this loss and I'll pray for this family always. Losing a child, sister, friend, co-worker etc. is so hard. May God bless you all with strength and peace in the days to. Love you all, Shelby
#7 Lynn Hill 2020-05-04 14:44
Ms. Linda and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Jane was a kind and sweet soul.

Lynn & Roger Hill and family
#6 Donna & Jimmy Berley 2020-05-04 14:29
To the Pitts Family and Bobby,
Jimmy and I lift you all in many, many prayers. We know Jane is now dancing with the angels. We are praying for God to cradle you in His love during the days and weeks ahead.
#5 Wes & Helen Griffin 2020-05-04 14:11
My heart breaks for Jane’s loved ones for their loss of this dear soul. May she walk with God, well and whole, while her loved ones find peace and comfort from God.
#4 Tim and Robin Brandt 2020-05-04 14:09
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and pray that you find comfort that Jane is with Mr JW. As she didn’t face her battle alone you are not alone in your sorrow. Even though we are unable to visit, you all are in our hearts.
#3 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2020-05-04 14:03
Mrs.Linda, Billy, Charlene & Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Dan & Robbie
#2 Christy White Jones 2020-05-04 14:00
My heart is just broken. Even on a bad day Jane was so optimistic.
We all lost a beautiful soul today but we must find strength in knowing that God knows best, she is healed and with her daddy.

Christy & Tony Jones and family
#1 Sharon Williams 2020-05-04 13:33
I am certainly going to miss Jane. She always had a smile on her face and never complained about the battle she was given. She loved her job and the kids loved her as well. Gallman will be a little different without her. Praying for her family as they morn the loss of a special lady. Love and miss you Jane!