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Mr. Richard "Pop" & Mrs. Viola Pitts

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Richard “Pop” Pitts gained his heavenly reward on January 9, 2021 and the sparkle of his eye, Viola Williams Pitts joined him in paradise on March 9, 2021. 


A walk through viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Newport News, Virginia.  Social distancing will be observed and masks are required.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private joint Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Ivy Baptist Church.  The joint Celebration of Life service will be livestreamed via the Ivy Baptist Church website (


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Ivy Baptist Church’s Richard “Pop” & Viola Pitts Scholarship.  To donate, please visit, click “donate” and scroll down to Pitts Scholarship Fund. You may also make checks payable to Ivy Baptist Church and in the memo line indicate “Pitts Scholarship”.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mr. Richard "Pop" & Mrs. Viola Pitts, please visit our floral store.


A Walk Through Viewing
April 9, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

A Joint Celebration of Life
April 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Ivy Baptist Church
50 Maple Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Video is available for this event

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