Kathleen Marie Pettis
September 2, 1943 - January 3, 2023
Kathleen Marie Pettis, who became affectionately known as “Kathy”, age 79, ascended to God’s glory on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Long Island NY, after she fought a good fight before going home to her Heavenly Father.
Born in Long Island, NY on September 2, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Muriel Hammond, Sr. Kathy was raised in South Ozone Park, Jamaica, NY. Kathy graduated From John Adams H.S., and attended Manhattan Community College.
After being a housewife for many years and rearing her children, she then embarked on a career at Saint John’s Episcopal Hospital as a Certified Nursing Assistant up until she retired after almost 25 years. Kathy loved watching her Soap Operas until the day she earned her wings. She loved sewing, crocheting and caring for her beloved dog, Princess. In her younger days she loved having picnics with family and friends in the various state parks on Long Island, and we would always have to get there at the crack of dawn to, “Get the best spot!”, as she would say!
Kathy’s favorite greeting for family and friends was, “Hi Boobala”. She was known for being on-time, and never late!
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Hammond Jr.; son, Sean Anderson; husband, Arthur Pettis Sr.; great grandson, Nysir Moore; and son-in-law, Lloyd Jeffrey.
We thank God for the love she blessed our lives with for 79 years. She leaves to mourn her loss, daughters Jeanine Jeffrey, Desiree Anderson, and Danielle Anderson; son, Brandon Pettis; grandchildren, Demetria Parker, Devon Moore, Demi Moore, Jihad Jeffrey, and Derae Moore; great-grandchildren, Amadeon Beard, Malani Moore, and Ja’dore Jeffrey; special friend, Eldon Doyle (affectionately known as Buddy); and her best friend, Denise Jones.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Forest Cemetery, 2025 Cedar Lane, Middletown, DE.
Any family or friends who are unable to attend the service for Kathy may live stream the service by clicking here.
A Very Special Thank You
The family of Kathleen Marie Pettis acknowledge with heartfelt gratitude for all the love and kindness shown to our mother from the staff at Brookhaven Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Special mention of Jennifer Williams, Administrative Assistant, and beloved family friend, Mom’s dedicated CNA’s, Mrs. Pinnock, Mrs. Hoilette, and Mrs. Forbes, who took the very best care of our mother, we cannot express how much we are endebted to you guys for the love, care, and kindness you showed to our mother, “Thank you.”
We would also like to thank all that sent gifts, flowers and showed love and concern during the passing of our beloved mother. It is because of your kindness and God’s love that we are strengthened. We pray God’s continued blessings upon each and everyone of you.