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“I send my sincerest sympathy to the Pittman family. Mr. Pittman hired me in 1986 when he was the principal of Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School. I...Read More »
1 of 56 | Posted by: Cheryl Jackson - Raleigh, NC

“To Ebony and the Pittman family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. I pray that memories of the awesome works of your...Read More »
2 of 56 | Posted by: Tonya Jarrett Long - Garner, NC

“Ernestine and family,I am very proud and happy to have been a colleague of both Marvin and Ernestine. Both served Wake County Public Schools with...Read More »
3 of 56 | Posted by: Sue and Joe Moody - Raleigh, NC

“Ernestine, I doubt that you remember me but I was a freshman at Wesleyan with you and Marvin. Molly Beck and I are friends and she shared the news...Read More »
4 of 56 | Posted by: Frances Spransy-Harper - Duluth, GA

“Ernestine and family,Veronica and I send our love and heartfelt condolences to you and the family. I remember the fond memories of Marvin in the...Read More »
5 of 56 | Posted by: James Hargett - Raleigh, NC

“Marvin was a light to many lives he touched. May his impact in our lives continue to live on in our heart. My his legacy and support for education...Read More »
6 of 56 | Posted by: Carrie Unstead - Rocky Mount, NC

“Deepest sympathy to the Pittman family. Praying for strength and peace during the time of your loss. Carrie Umstead Davis ”
7 of 56 | Posted by: Carrie Umstead Davis - NC

“Marvin was a godsend for me more than once. He was my mentor and my friend. My sincere condolences to the family ”
8 of 56 | Posted by: Edd Dunlap - Wake Forest, NC

“Mrs. Pittman , Ebony, and Marva,You have my deepest sympathy. My condolences are expressed with great sadness. Mr. Pittman was a gifted educator. I...Read More »
9 of 56 | Posted by: Cecelia Chapman - Holly Springs, NC

“Marvin was a gentleman, a topnotch administrator, and a great human being. ”
10 of 56 | Posted by: Delores Revis - Raleigh, NC

“Marion WrayErnestine and your family, Ian so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. I was the physical education teacher at Carroll. Marvin was a...Read More »
11 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Ernestine and daughters, we were saddened to hear about the loss of your loved one, may God bless you and keep you through these trying days. ”
12 of 56 | Posted by: Richard & Mary Phillips - Chester, PA

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ( mark 46:1 ”
13 of 56 | Posted by: Julius. &. Mary Hinton - Tarboro, NC


14 of 56 | Posted by: Beverly Burnette - Raleigh, NC

“To my cousin Marvin.Thank you so much for always being kind and compassionate to my mother, Aunt Sissy, my sister Catherine, and myself. That meant...Read More »
15 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls during this sad time. Please find comfort in all the positive influence that Marvin had in every...Read More »
16 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr PittmanYou will truly be missed. It was always a pleasure to see my former 8th grade science teacher from Carnage Junior High of Raleigh NC who...Read More »
17 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Those that know God find comfort in knowing that earth hath no sorrow that heaven can not heal. He has run the race and finished the course therefore...Read More »
18 of 56 | Posted by: Morris & Martha Godwin - Raleigh, NC

“Ernestine, on behalf of the Bullock Family of Battleboro, N.C (Mary, Ella, Gloria, Sylvia, Deborah and Cynthia), your family have our prayers,...Read More »
19 of 56 | Posted by: Gloria Bullock - Durham, NC

“I was sadden to hear of the passing of your love one. May God give you strength to endure your loss. My prayers are with you and the family.Sincerely...Read More »
20 of 56 | Posted by: Nelma Knight - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family.Christine Cherry, Rocky Mount, NCClassmate-George Washington Carver HS - 1968 ”
21 of 56 | Posted by: Christine Cherry - Rocky Mount, NC

“Marvin was a true friend. He has gained the victory of everlasting life. We shall meet again in Christ 's second coming and will be together always...Read More »
22 of 56 | Posted by: Annie Horne - Tampa, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Pittman family during this sad time. I will always remember Marvin fondly and have wonderful memories of working...Read More »
23 of 56 | Posted by: Wetonah "Toni" Rice Parker - NC

“My sincere condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Marvin was a great friend, father, husband and committed educator and...Read More »
24 of 56 | Posted by: Richard Ramsey - Macon, GA

“Marvin Pittman was a blessing to his family, to his community, to his state and to the nation. He was a tireless advocate for quality education and...Read More »
25 of 56 | Posted by: Mike Ward - Raleigh, NC


26 of 56 | Posted by: Korri Johnson - Raleigh, NC

“Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Your father was an outstanding educator and will be missed.Sam and...Read More »
27 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“I am soooooooo very disappointed to hear that my friend and mentor Marvin Pittman has gone ahead to join the Lord. What a great encouragement he was...Read More »
28 of 56 | Posted by: Mia Green - Colleyville, TX

“I will always remember Marvin's magnetic personality, infectious laughter, and genuine concern for others. A legend in the education arena, Marvin...Read More »
29 of 56 | Posted by: Barbara Keith - Raleigh, NC

“My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Marvin from G. W. Carver High School, Pinetops, NC where he...Read More »
30 of 56 | Posted by: Nancy H Freeman - Tarboro, NC

“I knew Marvin during the years both of us worked at the N. C. Department of Public Instruction. I remember him as a kind person who loved his family...Read More »
31 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Pittman family from Sam & jinnie Wright. Sorry for your lost. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
32 of 56 | Posted by: Samuel Wright - Waterbury, CT

“REST IN PEACE, MARVIN. ”
33 of 56 | Posted by: Elsie Bobbitt - Wendell, NC

“Please accept my deepest condolences.At this time.Remember God is strength and comfort. ”
34 of 56 | Posted by: Alice G Francis From Morning Star Battleboro Nc. - NC

“Marvin was a dedicated educator and a friend to those who loved helping young people prepare for their future. Enjoyed working with him in the Wake...Read More »
35 of 56 | Posted by: Moses High - Knightdale, NC

“To the family. Deacon Pittman was an IMPACTFUL man. When I heard of his passing, it seemed as if there was a shift. Many have been blessed by him,...Read More »
36 of 56 | Posted by: Annie Shaw - Garner, NC

“What a wonderful man. Deacon Pittman was a blessing to me and my family, helping us during some of our darkest hours. I will truly be forever...Read More »
37 of 56 | Posted by: Randall, Whitney, Jason, and Jalen Graham - NC

“I shall always remember Marvin's generous spirit and tireless commitment to making a difference. I shall especially remember his guidance and...Read More »
38 of 56 | Posted by: Joseph F. Johnson - Richmond, VA

“Marvin's tireless efforts and passion in addressing the achievement and opportunity gaps were an inspiration to many programming and mentoring...Read More »
39 of 56 | Posted by: Alfred Mays - Apex, NC

“I wish that your family will be comforted during your time of loss of a leader in faith,family and education for all people.Let your light so shine...Read More »
40 of 56 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Pittman was truly a wonderful man. I had the awesome pleasure of working for him during his time at NCDPI. Truly saddened to hear of the loss...Read More »
41 of 56 | Posted by: Nicole Melton - Raleigh, NC

“Marvin had an incredible positive and inspiring approach to life! He was a very experienced educator and a man of strong faith. He was always kind,...Read More »
42 of 56 | Posted by: Yevonne Brannon - Raleigh


43 of 56 | Posted by: Yevonne Brannon - Raleigh

“To Marvin Ray wife and children etc., Bettie Jean, Mason, James and all my family; I am deeply saddened by the passing of Marvin Ray. We are praying...Read More »
44 of 56 | Posted by: Lester and Geraldine Gorham - CT

“My sincere condolences to the family of Marvin Pittman. He was a great advocate for children and educators across the NC and beyond. Thank you for...Read More »
45 of 56 | Posted by: Connie Cuttino - Charlotte, NC


46 of 56 | Posted by: CHARLES O. Upchurch - Raleigh, NC

“Thanks for the wonderful things he has done. ”
47 of 56 | Posted by: Magnolia Edge - Rocky Mount, NC

“Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for the family at this time. Marvin was a dear, dear friend to me and...Read More »
48 of 56 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Griffin - Raleigh, NC

“Mr. Pittman's conviction of doing what's right for all children was more contagious than he may ever realize. His passion for equitable education for...Read More »
49 of 56 | Posted by: Melda Dunn - Raleigh, NC


50 of 56 | Posted by: Pamela Bobbitt - Rolesville, NC

“Kids ALWAYS came first for Marv. From his time as principal at Farmington Woods Elementary putting up with this PTA mom, to working for diversity...Read More »
51 of 56 | Posted by: Lois Nixon - Cary, NC - Friend

“I loved Marvin. HIs spirit of caring especially for those less fortunate was amazing. He was a tireless advocate for children and youth. His many...Read More »
52 of 56 | Posted by: Linda R Harrill - Murrells Inlet, SC


53 of 56 | Posted by: Paul Anderson - Raleigh, NC


54 of 56 | Posted by: Linda Jones - Raleigh, NC

“Marvin Pittman was recognized as a true champion for public education in North Carolina and especially Wake County. His legacy is one of leadership, ...Read More »
55 of 56 | Posted by: Steve Parrott - Raleigh, NC

“Our children have lost an advocate. I will always remember Deacon Marvin Pittman as a man who advocated for all children to succeed and did the work...Read More »
56 of 56 | Posted by: Christine Kushner - Raleigh, NC


Marvin was born on May 5, 1950 and passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Marvin was a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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