Nancy Josephine Pettis
Nancy Josephine Pettis
  • November 12, 1923 - June 7, 2012
  • Fruit Cove, Florida

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Nancy Jo Pettis, 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2012.  She was born in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Gus Emory (Iva Hearn) Burton. She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Raye of Gainesville, FL, Patsy Carpenter and son-in-law, Will Carpenter of Satellite Beach, FL; two sisters, Gussie B. Mills and Iva Jewel Tucker of Birmingham, AL; one brother, Dr. C. Emory Burton of Dallas, TX; four grandchildren, Joanne Trahan of Colorado Springs, CO, Stephen Raye of Gainesville, FL, Brian Carpenter of Arlington, MA, and Matt Carpenter of Orlando, FL; and seven great-grandchildren. Nancy loved the Lord was active in her church and community.  She was a member and secretary at Mandarin Baptist Church until her retirement.  She was also a member and past president of Southside Baptist Senior Adult Choir. Services will be held Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd, with Dr. Bill Yeldell and Pastor Richard Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.