of Damascus, AR
July 9, 1928 - March 14, 2021
Christine Pittman, 92, of Damascus Arkansas was called to her eternal rest on Sunday, March 14, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born on July 9, 1928 in Yazoo City, Mississippi to James Benjamin Chapman and Patty Erline Duke Chapman. She married the love of her life, John Emmett Pittman, on August 31, 1946. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who loved feeding people with her delicious southern cooking, playing cards and games, gardening, fishing, crocheting and pulling pranks on the unexpected people who were blessed to come through her door. Her hospitality was legendary, as she was always prepared to nourish and nurture any who crossed her threshold. No one spoke to her in person or on the phone who didn't get an invitation to come visit: When are you coming to see me? She taught us to seek Jesus, love family, and live every day to the fullest. She loved her big family, made even bigger by all of the honorary family she gathered over the years through the families of her children's spouses and friends of her grandchildren, some of those feeling the grief of her passing as far away as Vietnam, Mexico and Africa.She is survived by 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter: Don Pittman (Sandy) from Chickamauga, Georgia and sons, Don Jr (Melissa), children Madeline, Miriam and Magnolia, and Josh Pittman (Marci), children Samuel and Emmy. Gale Pittman Nivens (Kerry) from Chelsea, Alabama and children, son Matt Miller (Mandy) son Maddox, Reagan Bryant (Noah) and daughters Ava and Ali, son Seth Powell (Ashley) and children Cruz, Carmen, Daniel and Lola. Grandchildren from her daughter, Penny Pittman McGuffee (Harry): Trey McGuffee and children, Christy Whitaker (daughter Carlie), Casey, Jessi, and Nikki McGuffee; Gabe McGuffee (Brooke) and son Avery, and great grandson Trevor McGuffee. Cindy Pittman Walsh (George) and sons Nathan (Mollee) and children Maisie, Brockton, Laurie Anne and Kaidee Hart; Ethan (Brandy) and daughters Rilynn and Lilyn; Joey (Hani) and sons Justin and Jason; and Micah (Dawn).Ben Pittman and daughters Hailey Grace and Emily Claire. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband John, her infant son Timothy Emmett, her daughter, Penny, her son-in-love Harry McGuffee and grandson Travis McGuffee. Funeral Service will be 2:00PM Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier with Burial following at Bethlehem Cemetery.
There will never be another like you. This world will never be the same without you in it. You have been the most fun-loving grandmama anyone could ask for. I don’t know what I did to deserve you to be mine, but I thank the Lord he gave you to me. I love you, heifer. Give Truck, Aunt Penny, Uncle Harry, and Travis a hug for me and tell them how much I miss them.
No one had a better mama! No one had a better or happier childhood than I had, and it was all because of you! You made our home the home every kid wanted to come to because you were loving and giving and the most fun! Rest In Peace and I will miss you every day!
Love you with all my heart Mama. Until we meet again. Thank you for being the best mama. Gale