Lettie B. Pettaway
HAMPTON - Lettie Belle Pettaway, 78, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. A native of Halifax, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Sallie Frances Meadows Graves. She has been a peninsula resident since 1955. Mrs. Pettaway was an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church, serving in many capacities, including Deaconess Board and Pastor's Aide. She was past president of the Ministers' Wives Conference, Secretary of the Hampton Sunday School Union; and a member of the Sassy Red Hatters Society. Survivors include her beloved husband of sixty years, the Rev. Jesse Lee Pettaway; four children, the Rev. David D. Pettaway and his wife, Deloris, Jessica P. Johnson and her husband, David P. Johnson, Aaron N. Pettaway and his wife, Rebecca, and LaShonda R. Pettaway; sister, Nonah Graves McClendon and her husband, Jimmie; brothers, Leon Graves and his wife, Sandra, and James Thomas Graves, Jr.; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and other family members. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., at Peninsula Funeral Home. Home Going services will be held Friday, 12 noon, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. John Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens.
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