Alma Elizabeth Kimbro Pettigrew, 89,formerly of Reidsville, NC passed away peacefully Thursday Feb. 8 2018 at Ashe Gardens Memory Care in Burgaw where she had been a lived for the past five years.
She was born to Jim and Lucy Manley Kimbro in the Williamsburg Community of Rockingham County, and raised on a tobacco farm with five sisters. She active in school at Reidsville Senior High School and a cheerleader for the Golden Lions with her twin sister Ann, and graduated in 1946.
She married Paul J. Pettigrew in 1948 and lived in Reidsville until her medical condition forced her move to Ashe Gardens in Burgaw. Alma was a bookkeeper with the Reidsville City Schools for many years, later keeping books for Daniel’s grocery stores. Many may remember the years she worked with her sons at Foster’s Grill in Reidsville, greeting customers every day, baking delicious pies and other homemade items. Mrs. Pettigrew was preceded in death by her husband Paul J. Pettigrew, and sisters: Beulah Allen, Ellen Talley and Mildred Sutton.
She is survived by two sons, Paul K. “Kim” Pettigrew and wife Janice of Pelham, NC, and James A. “Andy” Pettigrew and wife Katie of Rocky Point, NC; three grandchildren, Libby Marshall and husband Eric, Andy Pettigrew Jr. and wife Darcie, and Robin Pettigrew and special friend Casper; one step grandchild Autumn Cromartie; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Lillian, Andy III, and Vivian. She is also survived by her sister Irene K. Williams and twin sister Ann K. Foster, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Sunday February 11, 2018 in Citty Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenview Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.cittyfh.com, and www.quinnmcgowen.com.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home assisted in Burgaw while Citty Funeral Home handled arrangements in Reidsville.
Citty Funeral Home Chapel
Sunday February 11th, 2018
308 Lindsey St
Reidsville, NC 27320
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Arnold Walker lit a candle on Feb 13 2018 05:29:24 PM
Dear Pettigrew family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Alma. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find the comfort from the Scriptures at John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God promises a resurrection of our loved ones through his son Christ Jesus. And then the wonderful hope in the near future to the end of all the causes for our sufferings including sickness and death promised at Revelation 21:3-5. When I've lost loved ones these Scriptures have comforted me as I hope they will help your family also. In your time of need may God's loving arms surround your family during this most difficult time of your lives. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
Submitted by Trudy Nowell on Feb 11 2018 03:25:57 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady!
Submitted by Cheryl Evans on Feb 10 2018 07:25:36 PM
I was fortunate to be with your Mother during a prayer walk for Penn Memorial - what a sweet lady she was with always a smile on her face! And my husband was in Sunday School and other things with your Dad also at Penn. What a precious couple they were - and now to be reunited in their eternal home - oh what a glorious time they are now experiencing! May the Lord bless you all with peace, comfort, strength, and direction in the days that follow. Love and prayers to all.
Submitted by Susan and Calvin Stultz on Feb 10 2018 06:27:32 PM
Sorry for your loss but I know that you can celebrate her being whole again. God bless. Rick & Elizabeth Foster
Submitted by Rick Foster on Feb 10 2018 11:05:58 AM
She was such a sweet person
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Alvin and Terry Mccollum lit a candle on Feb 10 2018 09:50:13 AM
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May God comfort you and your family.
Submitted by Marinda Jones Lee on Feb 9 2018 09:25:33 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss but I know Ms Alma is singing with the angels. I went to church with her & Mr Paul for several years at Penn Memorial & they were always a blessing to us. We are praying for you.
Submitted by Cindy Lewis on Feb 9 2018 07:53:17 PM
Ann, I am so sorry about the lost of your dear sister. May God be close to you and all of Alma's family, and give each of you peace at this time. Love, Jo Harvey Fahlstedt
Submitted by Jo Harvey Fahlstedt on Feb 9 2018 03:44:54 PM
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