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Shirley Ann Pitts

September 16, 1940 – December 12, 2021

Burial Date December 27, 2021

Funeral Home J. C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home

Cemetery Vine Street Hill Cemetery

Church Southern Baptist Church

Monday (12/27): Visitation – 10AM; Funeral Service – 11AM; Southern Baptist Church; Interment – 1PM; Vine Street Hill Cemetery


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Shirley Ann Pitts (Collins) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 16, 1940 to the late Roosevelt Collins, Sr. and Rosie N. Collins (Hill). She was the second of four children.

She went to Samuel Ach Jr. High School and graduated from Hughes High School in 1958.

She met Daniel O. Pitts and they got married on March 19, 1969 (on his birthday) and to that union, they had one daughter, Karen Ann Pitts.

She worked at her parents bar for 25 years, then she worked for temporary services until 1997/1998 to care for her husband who was sick and he passed away on July 13,1999.

Shirley accepted Christ at an early age. She got baptized at Union Baptist Church in 1962 under the late Rev. Wilbur A. Page. At Union Baptist Church, she was the secretary in her Sunday School Class for 25 years. Sometimes she would sing for Father’s Day. Shirley joined Southern Baptist Church in 1983 under the late Rev. James E. Milton. She attended church until 2010 when her health started failing, but would go to church programs.

Shirley liked going shipping with her daughter, going downtown on the Fountain Square. Shirley and her daughter, Karen were very close.

Shirley passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 after being in the nursing home for three years. She went there in November 2018. She will be greatly missed.

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