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Patricia Elliott Griffin Pittman

Patricia Elliott Griffin Pittman, age 71, of Williamston, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville, NC.

Patricia was born on March 25, 1943, in Martin County, NC.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh B. Griffin; mother, Edna Williams Griffin; and brothers Hugh Dana Griffin and Joe B. Griffin.

Patricia was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She attended East Carolina University. Her talents included interior decorating. She lived in Columbia, SC, New Orleans, LA, and Clinton, MS, before moving back to Williamston in 1997. In each place she lived, she redecorated and made each house a home. Her home welcomed countless children and friends as she raised two children while her husband traveled extensively for work. She enjoyed cooking, unafraid to test new recipes from wherever she lived. She loved to entertain and host celebrations within her home and various other places. She enjoyed church functions and community activities, and she was a former member of the Farm Life Ruritanettes and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Kay E. Pittman, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage on December 19, 2014; son, Hugh Scott Pittman of Huntington, West Virginia; daughter, Dana Pittman Birdwell (Jerry) of Maryville, Tennessee; sister, Becky G. Lilley (Elmo "Butch") of Williamston, NC; sisters-in-law Mary Charles Griffin, Williamston, Linda P. Bunn, Jane Thomas (Bruce), brother-in-law, Robert Pittman, all of Wayne County. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren Jacob, Rebecca and Thomas Birdwell; and Sam and Emma Pittman.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 28, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2925 Piney Grove Church Road, Williamston, NC. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary with Reverend Andy Bunn and Reverend Larry Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Tice Cemetery.

Flowers are accepted, but memorial gifts may be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church, 2925 Piney Grove Church Road, Williamston, NC 27892, or the N.C. Huntington Disease Society of America, P.O. Box 5512, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to caregivers Cynthia Jones, Patricia Castro, Barbara Biggs, and Lorraine Brown for the compassionate care they provided for Patricia while she was at home. Also, the family extends appreciation to Dr. Dean Patton and his staff for their care, kindness, comfort, and professionalism during Patricia's stay at Vidant Inpatient Hospice.

Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home in Williamston.

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