Kathleen Marie Pettis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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17 Condolences for Kathleen Marie Pettis

  • My condolences on the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. Heaven has a new angel.

  • My deepest condolences to the family (our life long childhood family). What a lady! So much fun! So many funny memories! so happy to have had her in my life! She will be missed! RIP Ma Kathy! xoxo

  • My thoughts & prayers are with the family. I pray for traveling grace & mercy for those who will be traveling to the service🙏🏽.

  • Condolences to the family. May God bless you all in this time of need.
    You all have our deepest sympathy.

    Love The McFaddens

  • My condolences to you and the family my God heal your heart. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽💐

  • I extend my condolences & blessings to the entire family.
    Mike villodas 🙏🏽

  • My condolences to your family. we had a few good times, in Brookhaven.
    Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Kathy I would always love you thank you for everything you did for me and my Father we will never forget you

    Love Kymberlee Eldon

  • Rest in peace my friend!! We enjoyed many years together @ St. John’s.
    The peace of God be your comfort during this difficult time.

  • Sending all my love and prayers to Jeanine, Danielle, Desiree and Brandon. Your mom was truly special. So many good memories at the house on Mott Ave. She gave me a very special sister (Jeanine) and she will always be a part of the Potts family. SIP Kathy ❤️

  • My condolences to Pettis Family, Sending love and prayers, I’m going to miss my co worker and friend 👑😇🌹

  • I have been taking care of kathleen pettis for over 5 years as a CNA and as a LPN. We’ve grown a good friendship that would last a lifetime, she has made her mark in Brookhaven and she will be truly missed. Love Samantha

  • My sincerest condolences to the family, during this time. Praying for God to wrap His arms around all of you during this time. She will be missed, take care bubala!

  • so sorry for your lost I loved aunt cathy and how her and mom was . we cant seem to get into the stream link but our love and prayers are with you always

  • My condolences to you and your family

  • So sorry your loss and ours as well , she was another mother to us growing up and will always be a part of us. Our prayers and love are with you all

  • God saw the road was getting rough, the hills was hard to climb he gently close those loving eyes and whisper “peace be thine” the weary hours,the days of pain, the sleepless night has passed the ever patient worn out frame has found sweet rest at last. You bid no one a last farewell not even a goodbye you were gone before we knew it and only god knows why…May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.