Mrs. Phyllis D. Bell – Pittman, When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well; it is well with my soul. Mrs. Phyllis D. Bell – Pittman, accepted the call to return to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 72. Phyllis was born to the late Deacon Roy Lee and Virginia G. in Newport News, VA, June 17, 1948.
Phyllis was one of six children of whom four preceded her in death Johnny Bell, Virginia Phillips, Joanne Brown and Mary Bell -- Frink. Phyllis received her formative education through Newport News Public Schools.
Phyllis entered Holy Matrimony to Mr. James A. Pittman Sr and unto this union they were blessed with five children James Jr. (Tank a.k.a DOC), Tina, Anita (Rat), Shawn, Christopher (Donnell a.k.a Donnell/Birdman), later Kenneth Moore (K.T.) was born with Mr. William T. Moore. At the tender age of 12 Phyllis decided to take up her cross and follow Jesus. She was baptized at Galilee Baptist Church under the leadership of the founding Pastor
Rev. James A. Hicks. Her father and mother made sure that her and her siblings put in their work or whatever was needed around church at the former location of 850 28th Street. She grew up working around the church but, knew that it was a greater need within her family and community outside of the church walls. Phyllis served everyone that called her with a need without hesitation.
Most importantly, Phyllis loved her family and friends with all her heart and soul, and this was exhibited by the life she lived. Phyllis worked and was planning for her retirement of 32 years of service from Riverside Rehabilitation Center on June 17, 2021, prior to Riverside she served 15 years at Huntington Rehabilitation. Her heart was bigger than the building, when she seen any of her patients that may have needed or wanted something, she went out of her way to make sure that they had.
No matter what type of day you were having, or she had had when you got to 76th St. and she was sitting at the table, all things were made right by her conversation. You got all the advice you needed real and uncut.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Virginia; son Shawn Q. Pittman; brother Johnny Bell; three sisters Virginia Phillips, Joanne Brown, Mary Bell – Frink, four nephews and one great – niece.
She leaves to cherish her memories as they pay tribute to her life: all devoted children James Jr. (Tank), Tina, Anita (Rat Rat), Christopher (Precious), Kenneth (KT) Moore; her last surviving sisters Barbara A. Bell – Mock of Hampton; one brother – in – law George Frink; 11 grandchildren Jovon, Antwaine, Sinita, Quinton, Isiah, Xavier, Kalliyah, Kareem, Adriyana, Malala and Christina: six great grandchildren, two great – great grand; bonus sons Gerald Tiswell and Matthew Jones; best friends Cheryl Rudolph and Tina Harrell, extended family in Waterbury, Ct and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing for Mrs. Pittman will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 9, 2021 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Services for Mrs. Pittman are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1415 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA.by Dr. Christopher C. Carter Sr.,
Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.
It is the desire of the Pittman family that you would keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mrs. Phyllis Bell Pittman has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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