Dec. 14, 1978 – July 17, 2021
Jeffery Pittman, 42, died July 17, 2021, at his residence in Jayess.
Born Dec. 14, 1978, in Tylertown, he was the son of the late Lee Pittman and Nellie Rose May Pittman. Jeffery was a US veteran and was married to Sharnwanika Cotton Pittman in 2015.
He attended South Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello during his youth. He served as a member of the youth choir, the men’s league and church musician for over 25 years.
After graduating from Lawrence County High School he attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College on a band scholarship. In 2003, he enlisted in the Mississippi Army National Guard and served in the Iraq War.
He worked many jobs in his lifetime including being a drummer in several churches and a forklift driver at Walmart Distribution Center in Brookhaven.
Survivors are his wife, Sharnwanika Cotton Pittman; three daughters, Yazmin, Cassidy and Kailey; four sons, Austin, Myles, Nathan and Neziah; mother Nellie Pittman of Jayess; father Lee Pittman of Monticello; father-and-mother-in-law, Wayne and LaSharne Cotton of Tylertown; three sisters, Sharron Barnes (Jerrie) of Silver Creek, Shay Pittman of Gulfport, Karen Anton of Brookhaven; two brothers, Darren May (Johnnie) of Monticello, and Lee Felton Pittman fo McComb; maternal gradmother, Rosie Lee May of Jayess; one brother-in-law, Danny Cotton (Lashara), one sister-in-law, Ketrice Keys (Curtis).
A funeral service was July 24, 2021, at South Springhill MBC in Monticello, Bishop DeSean Toler rendering the eulogy and officiating, interment in South Springhill MBC Cemetery, Monticello.
Pallbearers were Shane Polk, Andrew Beverly, Kenneth McGee, VaShon McGee, Tremell Peyton, Danny Cotton, Quinton Beverly, Paul Carter Jr., Ernest Pitts and Jason Williams
Honorary pallbearers were Darren May, Kendrick Hilliard, Michael Franklin, Kam Barnes, Lee Felton Pittman, Jerrie Barnes, Jeremy Pittman, Jarrius Barnes and Jonathan Williams.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.