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Henry Ray Pitts

Henry Ray Pitts, 70, of Ellisville, Mississippi, died Tuesday June 11, 2019 at his residence in Ellisville, Mississippi. He was born Wednesday, February 16, 1949 in Laurel, Mississippi.

A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Laurel, MS with Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797.

Henry was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an artist when it came to his beautiful woodwork. He built and donated birdhouses to many organizations for fund raising benefits. He truly had a loving heart for others.

He was preceded in death by his father, Justice Pitts; mother, Martha Jane Pitts; wife, Christine Hankins; brothers, James Pitts, JA Pitts, and Jimmy Dale Pitts; sisters, Bonnie Lou Creel, Nicey Pitts, and Martha Ann Parker.

Survivors include his brother, Charlie Pitts; sisters, Billie Jean Madison (Rayburn), and Mary Ann Rockburn (Barry); step-sons, Carl Hankins, Johnny Hankins, and Tommy Hankins; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Carl Hankins, Johnny Hankins, Tommy Hankins, Shaun James, Wayne Parker, and Samuel Parker.

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Henry Ray Pitts
February 16, 1949 - June 11, 2019




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