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Jean Pittman

March 19, 1936 — April 22, 2023

Jean Pittman

Jean Pittman – age 87 of Loganville, GA passed into eternity Saturday, April 22, 2023. Born Delilah Jean Babb on March 19, 1936 in Dalton, GA to Edd Babb and Naomi Ruth (Kinsey) Babb, she was the youngest of 7 children. At age 17 Jean married Boyce Donzell Pittman and in her early 20s had two daughters- Sharon and Sonja.  During her working years, she was employed in the insurance industry and was active in school PTA groups as well as in neighborhood women’s clubs.

Jean was a Believer in Jesus all her adult life and was most recently an active member of the Corinth Christian Church. Previously she worshiped with the Decatur (now Northlake) Church of Christ and Moreland Avenue Church of Christ. Jean lived 40 years in Decatur, GA followed by 25 years in the Oxford/Loganville GA area.

One of Jean’s most admirable qualities was her genuine care for others. As a young girl she was often a daily babysitter for many of her nieces and nephews. This prepared her to be a nurturing mother and, later, grandmother. Hospitality was another memorable quality as she opened her home for extended periods of time to other family members who needed a place to stay and some special “TLC”. She took care of several sisters in their final years. If anyone had a need, Jean would do her best to meet it by providing meals, transportation and personal visits. Over the years she hosted many large family gatherings – particularly forholidays such as Thanksgiving. Last minute friends, family and even strangers were always welcome. Jean was an “encourager” with a ready smile and a contagious laugh for friends and family.

Travel was, for many years, a favorite hobby. Fiercely independent, sometimes to the point of stubbornness, she once took a cross-countryroad trip all alone from her home in Georgia to visit family on the West Coast! She enjoyed many organized bus trips with the senior adults at Corinth church. She also attended the annual “Senior Saints in the Smokies” retreat a number of times. A particularly memorable excursion was a 10 day trip to Greece in 2005 that included a land tour as well as an Aegean cruise. 

Jean was an avid reader who especially liked a good mystery story. She collected tea pots, loved shopping at Walmart and browsing catalogs for bargains. She only recently gave up her flip-phone for a “smart” iPhonebut she enjoyed texting friends, ordering items online, playing card & word games on her iPad and interacting on Facebook. For a time, she gathered with church friends and neighbors to play cards. Jean often remarked about her contentment with life… always recognizing and thankful for her many blessings – she truly looked forward to Heaven with a peaceful heart.

Jean prayed for people- she wanted everyone to have a relationship with God, know Jesus as their personal Savior and be confident of an eternity in heaven.

Jean was predeceased by her parents and all six siblings. She was also predeceased by her husband of 42 years (Boyce Pittman) and later by her second husband of 8 years, Jim Lynch. 

Jean is survived by her two daughters, Sharon (Steve) Pittman Powell of Nashville, TN and Sonja Pittman Roberts of Alpharetta, GA. She was so proud of her 5 grandchildren who also survive: Kinsey (Joe) Hinkson of Alpharetta, Leigh (Kris) Bybee of Brentwood, TN, Taylor (Richard) Moore of Marietta, GA, Rebecca (Sam) Marion of Buford, GA and Daniel (Shelby) Roberts of Brooks, GA. Jean was able to meet and enjoy all 9 of her great-grandchildren: Hannah Kate and Hayden Hinkson, Eleanor Grace and Isaac Marion, Addison Roberts, Luke and Jack Bybee and Henry and Charlotte Moore. Jean’s much beloved sister-in-law, Lynda Twilley as well as a host of nieces and nephews also survive. 

The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation to the medical personnel who provided emergency help for Jean in November 2022, to Bristol Hospice (both Atlanta and East Georgia teams) who providedexcellent compassionate care for the past five months and to the myriad of neighbors and church friends who offered support, encouragementand prayers during her final months. 

Jean requested cremation which has been arranged through Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, GA.  A Celebration of Life, to be held in Ingram’s Chapel, has been scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a contribution in Jean’s memory to any of the following: Corinth Christian Church, Christian City Children’s Home, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or your favorite charity.

 

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040

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