Thomasville Times Enterprise


March 29, 2012

Willie Mae (Pee Wee) Hightower Pettis


Services for Willie Mae (Pee Wee) Hightower Pettis, 69, of Thomasville are at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the chapel of Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home. The Rev. Clement Choice of St. Thomas AME Church will officiate and interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers are friends of the family. Mrs. Pettis died March 24 at her home. Born Oct. Oct. 25, 1942, in Boston, Ga., she is the daughter of the late Sanders and Willie Bell Hightower. She was married to Benjamin Pettis. She attended Boston School and a member of St. Thomas AME Church. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Pettis of Thomasville; son, Tommy Hightower (Tracey) of Fort Myers, Fla.; stepdaughter, Diane F. Reynolds of Pontiac, Mich.; sister-in-law, Nancy Pettis of Thomasville; brother-in-law, Leroy Pettis of Thomasville; sisters, Emma Lou Garbo (Martin) of Boston, Lillie Ruth Goiser (Sammy) of Thomasville, Shirley Ann Newkirk, Beaulah Hightower, Janice Hightower, Bertha Dunbar (Eddie), Patricia Hightower all  of Boston; brothers, L. Hightower (Alma) of Boston, William Bill Robinson of Thomasville, Henry Lee Hightower of Boston, Richard Hightower of Thomasville; aunt, Annie Bell Braham of Quitman; four special friends, Mary Cochran, Daisy Thurman, Bessie Mae Williams, Margaret Ann Casen; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Jimmy Hightower, Molly Hightower, Sanders Hightower Jr., Curtis Hightower, Carl Hightower, Lucy Hightower, James McCaskill, Ida McCaskill, Helen Evelyn Adams and Willie James Hightower. The viewing is from noon to 8 p.m., today at the funeral home. — Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home

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