Ida Mae Grady Pittman joined heaven’s choir on January 23rd, 2021. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at her home. Ida lived a fulfilling life as a loving mother, grandmother, caring sister, an amazing wife, and a friend to many. She could be found most mornings with her coffee crew at Jo’s Café. And she enjoyed many afternoons shopping for the best deals and “pretty things”. She was a stylish, classy lady who was never seen with a hair out of place or makeup undone. Her favorite question to ask was “Have you eat?” That was her way of showing that she cared.
Ida was born in Duplin County February 24th, 1943 to John and Mildred (Taylor) Grady. She was one of 8 children who grew up the old-fashioned way. Ida was married to her high school sweetheart, Wayne, on December 31, 1958. They were married for 62 years and had 3 children. She said she spanked the two boys every day, whether they needed it or not. And the youngest was not only her daughter but her best friend. Over the years, her little family grew to include 9 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild.
Ida worked for the Board of Elections and Allstate for many years. Over the years she supported her husband in his pastoral work. She played an active role in her church Turning Point Assembly. But her favorite role was being Kenlee’s GiGi.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Myrtle Quinn, Eloise Taylor, J.W. Grady and Mavis Miller.
She is survived by her husband: Wayne; three children: Daniel Pittman(Jeannie), Clifton Pittman, and Michelle Merritt(Howard); Sisters: Ethelene Hill, Mary Howard, and Patricia Baxter; Grandchildren: Derrick Pittman, Tyler Walker, Ashley Pittman, Logan Merritt, Landon Merritt, Kai Meeks, Michaela Meeks(Chris Taylor), Shelby Howard(Austin Kennedy) and Danielle Futrell; Great Grandchildren: Kaylee Pittman, Trayce Pittman, Kohlton Pittman, Madison Rogers, Kamrie Byrd, Christopher Taylor, Belle Taylor, Rowan Taylor, Braylen Howard and Kenlee Walker ; Great-Great Grandchild: Kyndall Hetzel and Best friends: Kay Brown and Vickie Taylor.
The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, love, meals, flowers and cards received during this difficult time. And a special thanks to Danielle for making Ida’s final days peaceful. We will forever be grateful.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Turning Point Assembly in Pink Hill. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Pink Hill.
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