Alma "Mae" Pittman
March 23, 1919 – August 24, 2018
Alma Mae Pittman, 99, of Amarillo passed away Friday, August 24, 2018.
The family will receive guests on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Home, 5400 Bell St. Amarillo, TX. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2 pm in the funeral home’s Pioneer Chapel with Bryan Cooper presiding. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Garden of Sundial. Following the graveside service, the family will receive guests at the family home, 3311 Bedford Road, Amarillo, TX.
Mae was born March 23, 1919 in Obar, NM. to Linzie C. and Ruby Lawrence. She married James Franklin Pittman on March 31, 1937 in Amarillo, TX where they raised their family together for 69 ½ years. Mae was surrounded with her loved ones in the weeks and days preceding her death. Mae was a loving wife, mom and Granny. Mae loved staying busy, they squared danced, traveled in their trailer with friends, rode motorcycles, did arts and crafts of all kinds and attended sports games for as many grandchildren as they could. Mae loved family get togethers, especially at Christmas, singing Christmas Carols. She always did things for others even at Heritage Convalescent Center; she tried to make others feel welcome.
She was preceded in death by her parents Linzie C. and Ruby Lawrence, husband James, and her brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Jim Pittman and wife Virginia, Norita Skelton and husband R.D., Pam McDanel, Penny Baker and husband Greg Baker; 8 Granddaughters, 17 Great Grandchildren and 10 Great-Great Grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and other dear friends.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to all of the staff of Heritage Convalescent Center for the wonderful four and a half years of care they provided to Mae.
- Linzie C. Lawrence, Father
- Ruby Lawrence, Mother
- James Franklin Pittman, Husband
- Jim Pittman, Son
- Virginia Pittman, Daughter-in-law
- Norita Skelton, Daughter
- R.D. Skelton, Son-in-law
- Pam McDanel, Daughter
- Penny Baker, Daughter
- Greg Baker, Son-in-law
- Mae also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other dear family and friends.
- Dustin Whelchel
- Mason Sargent
- Tyler Austin
- Luke Austin
- Terry Barnes
- Terry Jones
- Derek Whelchel, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Monday, August 27, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Alma "Mae" Pittman
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August 27, 2018
To All Mae's Family
I want you to know what a joy it was to meet with you and share your memories of Mae on Sunday August, 26 at her home. It was a precious time together.
I just want you to know how special Mae was to me. As the Chaplain at The Heritage I have been blessed to know so many resident who have made, "The Heritage Their Home." Mae was a breath of fresh air and always went out of her way to make sure that other residents felt welcome at each Church Service and Bible Study. When I had a bout with cancer she prayed for me. She checked on me via Heritage staff almost daily until I returned to work. When my wife had to journey to Pittsburgh PA for her brain surgery we were gone a whole month for the surgery and recovery. Mae checked on us quite frequently until we returned. Every time we met for Bible study or Church Service she would ask," How is Valerie doing." I will miss her deeply but also rejoice that one day maybe not so far from now we will all see her again in Heaven.
All my love and prayers to you as you mourn her loss.
In honor and respect-Chaplain Bryan Cooper