Willa Pitts

Obituary of Willa Mae Pitts

Willa Mae Pitts was born the seventh child of eleven to her parents, the late Joseph and Ollie Johnson, Willa Mae Pitts entered this life on September 19, 1929. Willa accepted Christ at an early age. She was educated in Lawnside Public School and graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1949. Willa was an avid softball player; she enjoyed roller skating and going to Atlantic City and Wildwood. She attended Grace Temple Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served the Lord in other capacities. On October 19, 1950, she joined in holy matrimony with Lawrence Lynn Pitts, Sr.  This union was blessed with ten children. Although this kept her very busy, she always found time for tennis and shopping with her sister, Louise, and then hid the bags from Lawrence. The family was an integral part of her life. She always made time for family reunions and special outings to keep this family together.    Willa loved gospel music. She loved listening to old recordings of her husband and other family members. Some of her favorites were “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “If I Can Help Somebody.” She also loved "The Battle is Not Yours, It's the Lords" by Yolanda Adams.   Shortly after that, she joined her husband in worship at Mt. Pisgah AME Church. She served on the Stewardess Board, was a member of the Celestial Choir, and Voices of Pisgah until health challenges prevented her from doing so. She also served as a member of the Eastern Stars and was still a member of the VFW. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Preceded in death by her parents Ollie and Joseph Johnson, her sisters; Orena, Helen, Beatrice, Louise, Vivian, Ruth and Leola; her children Gwendolyn, Rev. Sandra (Granville) Brackett, Carlene Smith, Michelle and Lawrence Pitts, Jr. She is survived by her siblings Joseph (Patricia) Johnson and Inez Harris; her children Michael and Brenda Pitts, Lorena (Yusef) Ali, Cecelia Andrews and Cheryl Lewis; special sons Lewis (Margo) Wilson and Tyrone Wilson; twenty-six grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, nine great, great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. -The Family
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Wednesday
16
March

Viewing

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Mt. Pisgah AME Church
305 Warwick Rd
Lawnside, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
16
March

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Mt. Pisgah AME Church
305 Warwick Rd
Lawnside, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
16
March

Interment

1:30 pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle VA Cemetery
350 Provinceline Rd.
Wrightstown , New Jersey, United States