Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Phenix City

3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL


Diane Pittman

December 29, 1947January 20, 2020
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Diane Pittman, 72, of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 in Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 24, 2020 in Lakewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby in Phenix City, Alabama. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pittman was born December 29, 1947 in Eufaula, Alabama; daughter of the late Edwin David and Magalene Johnson Pittman. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Warren; her son, Lawrence Paul "Little Paul" Hobson, Jr.; sister, Betty Jeanette Pittman; and nephews, Donnie Knotts and Timothy "Nick" Nickel.

Mrs. Pittman, better known as "Granny", loved collecting angel figurines. She loved wind chimes, flowers, playing games on her phone and having a good time. She was very devoted to her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Amanda Hobson-Stewart (Travis) and Ashley Hobson-Melendez (Danny), all of Phenix City, Alabama; brother, Roy Pittman (Shirley) of Columbus, Georgia; sister, Angenell Pittman of Phenix City, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Christopher "Bam" Hobson, Zoey Melendez, Christian Thomas, Lacey Melendez, Kinsley Melendez, Avery Melendez, Phoeby "Pebbles" Melendez and many other children that she classified as her grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Amanda Hobson Stewart (Travis), Daughter
  • Ashley Hobson Melendez (Danny), Daughter
  • Roy Pittman (Shirley), Brother
  • Angenell Pittman, Sister
  • Christopher "Bam" Hobson, Grandchild
  • Zoey Melendez, Grandchild
  • Christian Thomas, Grandchild
  • Lacey Melendez, Grandchild
  • Kinsley Melendez, Grandchild
  • Avery Melendez, Grandchild
  • Phoeby "Pebbles" Melendez, Grandchild
  • Edwin David Pittman, Father (deceased)
  • Magalene Johnson Pittman, Mother (deceased)
  • Gerald Warren, Husband (deceased)
  • Lawrence Paul "Little Paul" Hobson, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Betty Jeanette Pittman, Sister (deceased)
  • Donnie Knotts, Nephew (deceased)
  • Timothy "Nick" Nickel, Nephew (deceased)
  • Mrs. Pittman also leaves behind many other children that she classified as grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation for Family & Friends Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Friday, January 24, 2020


Diane Pittman

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Latasha Morgan

January 23, 2020

I will always remember her getting on to me and fussing but when I needed her she was always there for me I love you Ms Diane gone but never forgotten I know your memory will live on

Angenell Pittman

January 22, 2020

I have know her all my life she was a very special sister to me and will be truly miss . I love her so much she has always been there when ever I needed her for any thing . I am going to miss her very much she will always be in my heart ❤️. We had our ups and downs but we always loved her and I love you so much and will miss you more than words can say You were my rock and my best friend ever R I P SIS . Love always your Sister

Carmelita jo Vice

January 22, 2020

She was my Aunt Evan after her ab uncle Paul separated I still considered her my aunt as much as I did him or any outher familly member she was a good lady she once walked the whole playground at my school to find a toy I lost while getting in line after recess because I was so upset about loosing it I have many special memories with her an when she had her first baby daughter I stayed with her an babysat Mandy while she worked in the summer time I loved her alot and uncle Paul to we shared some great time s I will cherish the. Always she is in my heart Mandy ab As Ashly c my heart is we both u both I know she loved u both s o much and Al L her grandkids d s as well she was proud of all of u love and prayers your cousin Jody Vice

Katie Booker

January 22, 2020

I've known Diane for many years (28)! During that time, we've been close like family, we've gone a while without speaking and gotten back together like nothing ever happened! One things for sure though, regardless of what was going on, Diane was always the first one to offer her help, the first one to have your back, and the first one to offer her support in anyway you may need it! Diane was the most true, loving and devoted person I've ever known!! My heart is so saddened by this tragic loss and my deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family!! I love yall and am always here for any of you no matter what you may need!!

Ronald Hull

January 21, 2020

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.
I have known Diane for couple years and fell in love with her candor right away.She always said what was on her mind and how she felt.It is an honor to have met and know Diane and I am proud to call her my friend.The one thing I do know about her is the unconditional love she had for her children and family.She will truly be missed.RIP my friend.

Sandra Hobson

January 21, 2020

She and I go way back she was a very special sister in law even after her divorce we stayed good friends. She was a very sweet lady

Shirley Pittman

January 21, 2020

I've known you for 48 years. It was a pleasure being your sister-in-law! We went through some good and bad times but at the end of the day, we still loved each other. You will truly be missed by many and some lives will be changed forever. I love you Diane❤🌈