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  • Frances Pittman

Frances H. "Frankie" Pittman Frances H. "Frankie" Pittman passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness in the Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was a native of Charlottesville, born on May 18, 1944. She attended Albemarle High School and Rock Hill Academy. She was the youngest daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Pittman. She is survived by her partner of 49 years, Shirley Marshall; her beloved dog, Gretchen Wilson; three siblings, Roland Pittman and his wife, Joyce, of Ruckersville, Kay Tomlin and her husband, Frederick, of Charlottesville, and Jacqueline Pittman of Charlottesville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frankie will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

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4 entries:

  • Colin banton posted at 7:11 am on Thu, Dec 5, 2013.

    Colin banton Posts: 2

    So sorry to hear, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • swillis40 posted at 1:43 pm on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    swillis40 Posts: 1

    Shirley and Jackie-

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not really gone
    When you look out the window
    I’ll be standing on the lawn

    Please don’t cry
    I’ll see you again
    Don’t be sad
    Keep up your chin

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not really dead
    When you cry yourself to sleep
    I’ll be by your bed

    Please don’t cry
    Just because we had to part
    As long as you remember me
    I’ll live in your heart

    Please don’t cry
    I’m not gone forever
    I’ll be a cool and gentle breeze
    In hot summer weather

    Please don’t cry
    Don’t run and hide
    When you need a shoulder to lean on
    I’ll be by your side

    Please don’t cry
    When you’re sad and weak
    I’ll be there
    To kiss you on the cheek

    Please don’t cry
    This is just a goodbye
    So please, oh please
    Baby, do not cry

    Love you Girls~
    Sheila and JoAnn

  • jawsray posted at 11:23 am on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    jawsray Posts: 1

    Shirley, and family. I know you will miss Frankie. We did have a few good times together. She always spoke first if we met. Take care of yourself. Buddy Wray

  • Bigdaddy posted at 9:01 am on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    Bigdaddy Posts: 1

    To the family: I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Frances, She and I were really good friends and we worked together in payroll for a number of years. We shared so many laughs together as well as great recipes. We both loved life and loved to laugh and have a good time and we love family and friends and a good meal. I will truly miss her but I am thankful that God allowed our paths to cross. Here is a poem for the family.

    When It Hits Home!

    Isn’t it funny how we can be strong for someone else,
    How we can offer words of encouragement in their time of need.
    But let the situation reverse and it’s us that’s going through,
    Then our own advice we don’t seem to heed.

    We can be there to support a friend, who’s suffered a loss,
    We can be there to make sure that they’re not alone.
    We can be there any hour of the day or night,
    But somehow it all changes the moment it hits home.

    We can comfort someone when they lose a parent,
    We can offer hope when they’re hurting and sad.
    But we can’t hear anything anyone is telling us,
    When it becomes our mom or dad.

    We can be there to lift them up so they won’t fall down,
    We can be there to offer them love and a smile.
    And when they lose an offspring we can talk about God’s will,
    That is until it involves our very own child.

    We can be there when someone’s heart is broken,
    We can be there when they’re laid up sick.
    We can offer a prayer or read a scripture,
    But when it hits home, it hits us like a ton of bricks.

    Oh we know God is good and He’ll see us through,
    But at that moment we can’t see God.
    Because human emotions step in and cloud our minds,
    And start eating and tearing at the strings of our heart.

    Sometimes we become withdrawn and lose ourselves,
    And the journey back may take quite some time.
    Truth be told sometimes we’re so devastated,
    That some of us almost lose our minds.

    IM talking about reality and human emotions,
    And how we cope when people we love are suddenly gone.
    Some of us can handle it a little better than others,
    But never the less it really hurts when it hits home.

    Maybe you’ve got a favorite aunt or uncle,
    Or grandparent or friend in whom you confide.
    And all of a sudden they’ve been plucked from your life,
    That’s when a little piece of you also dies.

    Perhaps it’s a sister or brother, with whom you’re close,
    Or your father or mother has been taken away.
    And there are no words of comfort that you’re prepared to hear,
    There’s not anything that anyone can say.

    You see even Job’s friends saw his hurt and suffering,
    Because they showed up the very moment they heard.
    And the bible declares they sat with him for seven days and nights,
    And not one of them said a word.

    Sometimes the best way to comfort a friend,
    Is not with a lot of words or conversation.
    But just being there to listen can be so supportive,
    When they’re in the midst of their trials and tribulations.

    Even Jesus wept when His friend Lazarus died,
    And Jesus was Gods very own.
    But yet He was human and flesh like you and I,
    IM telling you it really hurts the moment it hits home.

    I remember growing up and my father neglecting us,
    And me saying I would never feel anything when he was laid to rest.
    But when my uncle called and told me he had passed away,
    It felt like my heart had been ripped from my chest.

    I didn’t think about the past or any of that,
    I just felt this huge void and emptiness deep inside.
    And I couldn’t even talk when I called my sister,
    I just cried and cried and cried.

    Because you see no matter what he had done, he was my dad,
    And now my father was gone.
    So all of my human emotions came rushing like tidal waves,
    IM telling you it really hurts the moment it hits home.

    Have you ever talked to a friend, who’s had a child in trouble?
    And you tell them how you would handle it if it were your own.
    But yet everything changes as soon as you discover it is your child,
    Or the very time that it hits your home.

    You can be the preacher in the pulpit every Sunday,
    Telling folks how to handle trials and tribulations of everyday life.
    But everything changes when it hits your house,
    And it involves your husband your child or your wife.

    It doesn’t matter who you are or how strong you are in the Lord,
    When it hits you all of a sudden things change.
    And don’t be so quick to tell people you know how they feel,
    Because no two people are quite the same.

    You may have had a similar situation or loss,
    However please be careful of just what you say.
    And though you mean well you must understand,
    That someone else may be affected in a totally different way.

    God promised in His word that He would never forsake us,
    He promised that He would never leave us alone.
    And eventually we realize this, which helps us get through,
    But It Just Hurts So Much When It Hits Home!

    By Roy L. Fitch Sr.


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