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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