Archie Pitts JrJanuary 1, 1927 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 90)
January 1, 1927 was a day that the sun shone a little brighter. It was the day that Archie Pitts, Sr. and Rosa Pitts bore a son they named Archie Pitts, Jr. He was preceded in death by both parents.
Jr. attended and graduated from Waycross Public Schools. He then attended Waycross Ware-Tech where he obtained certification in Arc Welding. He courageously served in the U.S. Air Force where he learned valuable life-lessons. Afterwards, he brought those lessons and skills to ITT Rayonier Corporation in Jesup, Ga. where he worked for decades before retiring in 1989. He was a member of Greater Mt. Zion AME Church beginning in 1985, where he attended for many years before moving to Austin Chapel CME Church.
He leaves to mourn a sister, Elizabeth Coleman of Fairburn, Ga.; two daughters, Shelly Grace Peterson and Stacey Ann (Marion) Thomas both of Waycross; two grandchildren, Tameeka Peterson (Shelly) of Waycross and Jordan Williams (Stacey) of Jacksonville, FL; four great-grandchildren, Chynna Peterson, Sanai Robinson, Jaida Peterson and Jaiden Peterson (Tameeka) of Waycross.