Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK


Loita Pettit

June 6, 1934January 29, 2020

A visitation for Loita Pettit will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at Reed-Culver Funeral Home from 2:00pm until 6:00 pm. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.reedculver.com

Loita Pettit or “Ust” as she was known to her friends and family, began her life’s journey on June 6, 1934. She was the daughter of Jack Pettit and Bessie Bushyhead Mico. Loita enjoyed life to the fullest and never left any doubt about what she was thinking. Being a little rowdy, she was always willing to speak her mind regardless, which earned her the name “Jane Wayne” from her son. She loved her family and spending time with her grandbabies. Loita was a fabulous cook earning her yet another badge of honor, the “Cornbread Lady”. She was most famous for her chili and Mexican cornbread. When she wasn’t with her family or whipping up one of her amazing dishes, she liked to work on arts and crafts of many kinds, even her hidden talent of beautiful beadwork. This talented, spirited and very loved woman passed from this life on January 29, 2020 at her home in Tahlequah, OK at the age of 85. She was a truly remarkable lady that will be missed by all.

Those that went before her include her parents, one daughter, Lola McCombs, four brothers, Calvin Baldridge, Willie Baldridge, Thomas Pettit, and Everett Ray, three sisters, Cinderella Pettit, Lizzy Daugherty, Virginia Baldridge, and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by one son, George White and wife Barbara of Locust Grove, OK and one daughter, Gail Davis and husband James of Tahlequah, OK. Her legacy lives on through her five grandchildren, Jacob White and companion Misty Heathcoat, Brandon White and fiancée Samantha Stokes, Leta Cleveland, Thomas Cheater Jr., and Don Long and wife Cheryl, five great grandchildren, Jeremiah Cleveland and wife Sierra Cleveland-Wise of Tulsa, OK, Gunner Cleveland, and Josie Cleveland, and Nathan and Logan Long, two great great grandchildren, Eva Smith and Braelyn Long, as well as many friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020


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Shanna Johnson

January 30, 2020

My condolences to the members of the Pettit family with their loss. May the Lord cover them all with comfort,Peace and protection.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Lolita Pettit R.I.P and please look out and over us. You will be truly missed

Barbara White

January 30, 2020

This woman will be truly missed. Everyone loves her. Shes been a part of my life for 45 years. It didnt start out that way but over the years we learned to love one another. Age makes us wiser, and we learned from her. The Matriarch of this family has earned her wings.