ForeverMissed
On November 24, 2019, Mrs. Laura Garrett Pitts did something extraordinary.  The next day, she would achieve a remarkable milestone birthday, but on this day, she was an active participant in a festive event celebrating her 110th lap around the sun.

Family, friends, and clergy came to shower her with loving tributes and birthday wishes. They were joined by local news media, local, state, and federal government officials to create an unforgettable, joyful occasion. Among the lingering memories, a delightful vocal duet performance of “The Lord’s Prayer” featured the birthday girl. Cake, candles, and such cast the superficial aura of an extraordinary birthday party, but on a deeper level, it was truly a celebration of life, with the celebrant fully present to participate and enjoy.

Mrs. Pitts was born on November 25, 1909 to Walter and Betty Jackson Garrett in Faunsdale, Alabama. As a young child she moved with her family to Birmingham, where she resided for the rest of her life.

Mrs. Pitts was devoted to her faith and was an active member of Ephesus and South Park Seventh-Day Adventist churches for 78 years.

Mild mannered, caring, and sweet spirited, she remained alert, sassy and exceptionally fashionable for life. 

"Precious Memories"                                                                                                                                              
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Fulton Pitts, Sr., daughter, Winona Beatrice Pitts Thompson, son, James Fulton Pitts, Jr and grandson, Michael Pitts. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving granddaughter, Jan Billingslea (Morris) Bluffton, SC, granddaughter, Patricia Scruggs, Detroit, MI, a special cousin, Gwendolyn Swoope (William) Kansas City, MO, and numerous cousins and friends.
                                                                                             
 “There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God”

Graveside Service will be held Thursday, July 30th at 12 p.m., New Grace Hill Cemetery, 1931 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.,  Birmingham, AL 35211.  Presiding: Pastor Michael Lewis, South Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Memorial donations may be sent to South Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, 414 S Park Rd SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.

Professional Arrangements by W.E Lusain Funeral Home, Birmingham, AL.

Service will be live streamed on www.lusain.com 

Posted by Wanda LaGrand on July 30, 2020
I am leaving this tribute for my mom Ms. Dorothy LaGrand. Sister Pitts was her “play mama” and she was dearly loved by my mom. My mom whom Sister Pitts looked at as a daughter in Christ knew that she was my mom’s heart. They had an unexplainable bond and even favored in appearance. People were always asking were they related. My mom is so saddened right now but she is happy that her “play mama” is resting in the grave awaiting that Great Resurrection Day. She looks forward to them sharing eternity, looking upon Jesus face, and eating toosie rolls. Oh what a blessed hope we have in Christ our Lord! Maranatha

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Posted by Wanda LaGrand on July 30, 2020
I am leaving this tribute for my mom Ms. Dorothy LaGrand. Sister Pitts was her “play mama” and she was dearly loved by my mom. My mom whom Sister Pitts looked at as a daughter in Christ knew that she was my mom’s heart. They had an unexplainable bond and even favored in appearance. People were always asking were they related. My mom is so saddened right now but she is happy that her “play mama” is resting in the grave awaiting that Great Resurrection Day. She looks forward to them sharing eternity, looking upon Jesus face, and eating toosie rolls. Oh what a blessed hope we have in Christ our Lord! Maranatha
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