Laura Baker Pittman

October 23, 1926January 6, 2019

Laura Lee Pittman, 92, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was born in Princeton, NC to the late Malton and Iola Baker. She and her husband owned Pittman's Jewelers for 66 years. Laura Lee was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Clayton. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Elton Pittman. She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Pleasant (Andy) of Clayton; daughter Beverly Goodwin (Robert) of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren Paige Whitaker (Blake), Kyle Pleasant (Christina), Reid Goodwin (Melissa), Brooke Summers (Nicholas), five great grandchildren, Luke and Quinn Whitaker, Brooklyn and Ethan Pleasant and Hattie Goodwin. She is also survived by her sisters Marie Bunn and Pauline Eason, a brother Glenn Baker (Paulette) and a brother in law Norwood Potter as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Edna Earl Alcock and Jean Potter. Services will be held 11:00 Wednesday at First Baptist Church Clayton with entombment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Clayton, 411 N. Fayetteville Street or Transitions Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Jo Ann Hardee

January 12, 2019

Gloria, Andy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. You know your Mom is in Heaven with your Dad now. God bless you at this time.

David Lee

January 10, 2019

Gloria and Beverly, I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. She and your father were fixtures of the community and such good people. I’m sure they are rejoicing to be together again free from the limitations of these frail bodies. God bless you and your families as you mourn.

Sandra Givens

January 9, 2019

Gloria and Beverly I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Heart felt prayers to you both and to your family.

Jackie Wilkins

January 8, 2019

Dear Beverly, I was so sorry to lean that your mother had passed away. May you find peace and strength as you honor her life and her love. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come.
Love and Prayers,
Jackie and Mike Wilkins

Wanda Todd Strickland

January 8, 2019

Gloria and Beverly ...I was sorry to learn of your mother’s passing thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families...Heaven gained a sweet angel....Wanda