In Memory

Sandy (Sally Anne) King (Pitts)

Rockdale Citizen 6/20/2013

Sally "Sandy" Pitts

Sally "Sandy" Anne King Pitts, 69, of Conyers, passed away peacefully at her home, June 17, 2013. Sandy lived life to the fullest the past two years despite the recurrence of cancer. Sandy was a faithful member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, where she actively participated with the Daughters of the King and Altar Guild. She also served as a Lector, Vestry member, and Lay Eucharist Minister. Recently, in 2012, she completed the Education For Ministry program with The University of the South School of Theology. Sandy graduated from Newton High in 1962 where she was an All-State basketball player. After graduation, Sandy attended the University of Georgia and obtained her B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Mathematics Education. Sandy was an exceptional high school math teacher at Coosa High School in Floyd County, Newton County High School in Covington, Social Circle High School, and Salem High School in Conyers. Sandy recently ended her career as a college professor at Athens Tech. Ms. Pitts enjoyed teaching throughout her life, was a sought after tutor, and awarded Teacher of the Year during her service at Social Circle High School. An avid bridge player, Sandy also enjoyed spending time outdoors, acting in the community theater, volunteering with the GFCW Service Guild of Covington, and spoiling her grandchildren and beloved pets. Sandy was loved by her family, respected by her fellow teachers, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sally (Lambe) King; and her husband, William Jerry Pitts. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jennifer and Larry Westerman of Decatur, Jeffrey Pitts and Donna Rewalt of Durham, NC, Sherry Pitts of Atlanta, Ben Pitts of Athens; grandsons, Brennan and Collin Pitts of Durham, NC; brother and sister-in-law, Barrett and Elizabeth King of St. Marys, GA; sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Barbara Sue and Thomas Hendrix of Peachtree City and Mrs. Bobby (Myra) Pitts of Monroe, GA; nieces and nephews, Lisa Hawkes of Boise, ID; Barrett King, Jr., of Chesapeake, VA, Sarah King of Boise, ID, Michael King of Syracuse, NY, Robin Butler of Loganville, David Pitts of Mableton, and Denise Nadeau of Houston, TX. A Service with Holy Communion for Sandy will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:00 AM, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. Edwin Beckham officiating, interment following in the church garden, and a reception following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 4140 Clark Street, Covington, GA 30014. www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062

 

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home Obituary.

Sally “Sandy” Anne King Pitts, 69, of Conyers, passed away peacefully at her home, June 17, 2013. Sandy lived life to the fullest the past two years despite the recurrence of cancer. Sandy was a faithful member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, where she actively participated with the Daughters of the King and Altar Guild. She also served as a Lector, Vestry member, and Lay Eucharist Minister. Recently, in 2012, she completed the Education For Ministry program with The University of the South School of Theology. Sandy graduated from Newton High in 1962 where she was an All-State basketball player. After graduation, Sandy attended the University of Georgia and obtained her B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Mathematics Education. Sandy was an exceptional high school math teacher at Coosa High School in Floyd County, Newton County High School in Covington, Social Circle High School, and Salem High School in Conyers. Sandy recently ended her career as a college professor at Athens Tech. Ms. Pitts enjoyed teaching throughout her life, was a sought after tutor, and awarded Teacher of the Year during her service at Social Circle High School. An avid bridge player, Sandy also enjoyed spending time outdoors, acting in the community theater, volunteering with the GFCW Service Guild of Covington, and spoiling her grandchildren and beloved pets.

Sandy was loved by her family, respected by her fellow teachers, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sally (Lambe) King; and her husband, William Jerry Pitts. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jennifer and Larry Westerman of Decatur, Jeffrey Pitts and Donna Rewalt of Durham, NC, Sherry Pitts of Atlanta, Ben Pitts of Athens; grandsons, Brennan and Collin Pitts of Durham, NC; brother and sister-in-law, Barrett and Elizabeth King of St. Mary’s, GA; sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Barbara Sue and Thomas Hendrix of Peachtree City and Mrs. Bobby (Myra) Pitts of Monroe, GA; nieces and nephews, Lisa Hawkes of Boise, ID; Barrett King, Jr., of Chesapeake, VA, Sarah King of Boise, ID, Michael King of Syracuse, NY, Robin Butler of Loganville, David Pitts of Mableton, and Denise Nadeau of Houston, TX.

A Service with Holy Communion for Sandy will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, 11:00 AM, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. Edwin Beckham officiating, interment following in the church garden, and a reception following in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of the Good Shepherd, 4140 Clark Street, Covington, GA 30014.



 
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06/20/13 06:37 PM #1    

Joyce Byrd (Slaughter)

I remember meeting Sandy at Covington Elementary School.  She let me use her roller skates during recess.  She was so friendly and kind.  I also remember what a great basketball player she was in Jr. High as well as high school.  So sadden to hear of her passing.  At the 50th Class Reunion, we had a brief conversation about our dads.


07/15/13 03:43 PM #2    

Mike Hooten

SANDY WAS ONE OF THE QUIET ONES..NO BULL JUST FACT..SHE WAS A GOOD BALL PLAYER & ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE RIP SANDY....

                                                       JEAN & MIKE HOOTEN


07/15/13 07:29 PM #3    

Penny Parish (Windham)

I didn't know Sandy that well in school but always liked her.  When Jim & I moved back to Covington Jim met and enjoyed Mr. Naijjar and got involved in Community Theater along with Sandy, Mr. King and Sandy's brother, Barry.  I got better acquainted with Sandy during that time and over the last several years we would occasionally meet for lunch. 

It was interesting to talk over school memories and hear things from her perspective.  She also told about how her dad, as a lawyer, was often paid in chickens or eggs for his services back then.  Sandy was a kind, sweet person and we'll miss her.

 

 


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