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Mrs. Mildred (Rhynes) Pittman

June 23, 1933 ~ December 23, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Everything Mom

How did you find the energy, Mom

To do all the things you did,

To be teacher, nurse and counselor to me, when I was a kid.

How did you do it all, Mom,

Be a chauffeur, cook and friend, yet find time to participate,

I just can’t comprehend.

I see now it was love, Mom

That made you come whenever I’d call,

Your inexhaustible love, Mom

And I thank you for it all.


Mildred Pittman’s life began June 23,1933, in Graceville, Florida. She was born to Lilton and Aggie Bell Rhynes. She was a member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Campbellton, FL. She attended St. Paul School in Campbellton, FL. 

She was a nurse’s aid at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital in Graceville, FL until her retirement. Every Spring she would indulge in what she loved, her flowers. Creating a beautiful and joyous home for her family gave her great pride. 

She was lovingly married to Willie James (Buddy) Pittman, Sr. for over six decades. During this time they created a family of five children and a host of grand, great-grandchildren. 

Mildred transitioned on Friday, December 23, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents: Lilton and Aggie Bell Rhynes; her brothers: Cleve and Willie Rhynes; sister-in-law: Irene Rhynes; brothers-in-law: Leron Hoover, Sr., Willie Gainer and Ben Brown; daughters-in-law: Glenda Brigham and Stefanie Kent-Pittman and other family members. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: Husband: Willie J. Pittman, Sr.; Daughters: Lucy Owens (Edward) of Philadelphia, PA, Debera Collins of Destin, FL; Sons: Willie Pittman, Jr. (Stefanie-deceased) of Jacob City, FL, Richard Pittman, Sr. (Glenda-deceased) of Chipley, FL and Lilton Pittman (Sarah) of Gainesville, FL; Sisters: Petrola Brown (Ben-deceased) of Newark, N.J, Lois Hoover (Leron-deceased) of Campbellton, FL, Olivia Gainer (Willie-deceased) of Graceville, FL, Helen Bostic of Cottonwood, AL and Estell Snell of Madrid AL; sisters-in-law: Christine Rhynes of Campbellton, FL, Lorene Pittman  and Lena Malone of Jacob City, FL; brother-in-law: Joe (Evelyn) Pittman of Jacob City, FL; 15 Grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, family and everyone whom she loved. 

Mildred was the Matriarch and foundation of her family. Her legacy will be forever etched in the hearts and memories of those she loved and will never be erased.


~Joanna Fuchs~

I miss my best friend, I love you mom.

Love, Debbie


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Celebration of Life
January 2, 2023

1:00 PM
M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Chapel
5441 Cooper Street
Graceville, FL 32440

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January 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Saint Mary Cemetery - Jacob City, Florida
1935 Jacob Main Street
Jacob City, Florida 32426

January 2, 2023

2:15 PM
Saint Mary Fellowship Hall-Jacob City
1935 Jacob Main Street
Jacob, FL 32431


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