Henrietta Pettway

Obituary of Henrietta Pettway

Henrietta Garrett-Pettway was one of six children born to the late Bessie Garrett and Sylvester Powell on January 6, 1918 in Flatrock ,AL. She was raised by her grandparents, Joe and Mary Garrett, in Mobile, AL, due to her mother dying at a young age. Henrietta was born to sharecroppers, and although she only had a 2nd grade education, wisdom soon became her best teacher. Henrietta met and later married Eddie Pettway in her early 20s, and from this union came 13 children: Ella, Inell , Frank, Willie, Bessie, Sara, Katie, Eddie Jr, twins Janey and Jimmy, George, and another set of twins who died at an early age. She moved to Boston in August of 1962 and worked as a domestic worker and later at a coat factory, where she met her longtime friend, Georgia Dubose. Henrietta was most known for doing the right thing with grace! She was very proud and protective of her children. She was very spiritual. One of her favorite hobbies was making quilts! She also loved reading the Bible, as well as cooking. Southern cooking was her specialty, especially cornbread, beef short ribs and rabbit! She was a homebody, who loved to watch tv shows like “Sanford and Sons’’. Henrietta had accepted Christ at a young age, and when she moved to Boston, She Joined New Hope Baptist Church in 1963. She was member of the choir early on ,and then later joined the Floral Ministry ,as well as the Pastor’s Aid Ministry. Shirley Caesar and Mahalia Jackson were her favorite gospel singers. Famous sayings that Henrietta would use are: “ God keep me from dying out!” , “All leaning trees are not the first to fall” and “ Keep a living”. God called Henrietta home on June 11th 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings ,Jack ,Willie and Elosin of Mobile, AL, and Helen Richardson and LulaMae Hunter of Cleveland, OH, as well as children: Ella Mae Pettway-Young, Frank Lee, Sara Lee, Katie Mae, Eddie Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories her children: Inell Pettway-Bell, Willie James Pettway, Bessie Lee Pettway-Stroud (Charlie), Jannie Lee Pettway-Valtine (Ronald), Jimmy Lee Pettway and George Pettway (Pricilla), a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends.
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Saturday
18
June

Waking Period

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Viewing/Visitation
Saturday
18
June

Celebration of Life and Legacy

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
490 Columbia Road
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Service/Ceremony

Virtual Connection

On behalf of the Pettway Family, We would like to invite you to join us in Celebrating a Life & Legacy: When: Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: A Celebration of Life & Legacy for the Late Henrietta Lee Pettway Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88224301239?pwd=R05NdElaYTZKWVdacUNtWDFOd3RLQT09 Passcode: Legacy Or One tap mobile :     US: +13017158592,,88224301239#,,,,*975947#  or +13126266799,,88224301239#,,,,*975947# Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):         US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 882 2430 1239 Passcode: 975947     International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keWapIS8
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