Mary Whitney Pittman, age 66, of Dysartsville, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday January 19, 2019, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

A daughter of Mattie Grindstaff Whitney, and the late Charles Edward Whitney, she was born on November 12, 1952. Mary, who loved to travel, was a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church in Dysartsville for many years. She was a very kind and loving woman who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, who were her greatest accomplishments in life.

Left to cherish Mary's memory, in addition to her mother, are her four children, Juanita Dockery, Pamela Edwards (James), April Johnson (Sean), and Jonathan Lowery (Valerie); and one sister, Brenda Suttlemyre (Phil). She also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Samantha, Ashley, Amber, Eric, Cameron, Chase, Jonathan, Kaleb, Matthew, Austin, and Sierra; and two great-grandchildren, Preston and Katarina.

A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service, with the Reverend Ken Baker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make memorial donations in Mary's name can do so to Hospice of Burke County, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Pittman family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website, www.beamfuneralservice.com, or call (828) 559-8111.

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