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07/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dot Michie Shelton Pittman

Dorothy Michie Shelton Pittman
(30 Aug 1923 - 02 July 2013)

Newport News High School Class of June 1940

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is still more sad news this Independence Day.  
    Dot Michie Shelton Pittman, Class of June 1940, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Newport News at the age of 89.  She was the sister of Fred Michie, Joseph Michie, Jerry Leggett, Corretta Michie Pepe,   Faith Michie Newcomb (June 1945), and of the late       Nancy Michie Grenier (June 1947) and Mary Anne Michie Parker.  

From the Daily Press - 07/04/13:

              Dorothy Michie Shelton Pittman



NEWPORT NEWS - Dorothy "Dot" Michie Shelton Pittman peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. She was born in Newport News on August 30, 1923 to the late Louise Phillips and John F. Michie and spent most of her life there although she travelled extensively.

Dot graduated from Newport News High School in June 1940 and was employed by NACA, VA State Dept. of Health, and BASF. She retired from BASF in Sept. 1987.

Dot was a member of Menchville Baptist Church and loved her pastor, Jim Weston, and all of the members who touched her life in such memorable ways. Her friends, although too numerous to name, were always held close to her heart and she enjoyed keeping in touch with each and every one of them..





Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Shelton, and is survived by his beloved son, Gene Shelton (Bonnie); granddaughter, Meredith Louke (Jeff) and two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Morgan of Williamsburg. She was also preceded by her loving husband, William P. "Duck" Pittman, Sr., and is survived by his beloved son, William P. Pittman, Jr. (Susan); three grandsons, Derek, Bryan (Suzanne) and Kevin; two great granddaughters, Morgan and Addison; and a great grandson, Parker.

Especially in her last days, Dot wanted to make sure that her family and friends knew how much she loved and cherished each and every one of them. All of her brothers, J. Fred Michie, Jr. (Joy), James Joseph Michie and Jerry Allen Leggett and her sisters, Corretta Pepe, Faith Newcomb (Earl), the late Nancy Grenier (Joe) and Mary Anne Parker (John) were especially dear to her.

Her life was also blessed with many nieces and nephews who were very close to her. As "matriarch" of the family, she was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

At the time of her death, she was living at the Arbors Retirement Home where she spent many happy hours with staff and friends. Her final days were spent surrounded by dear family and friends.

Special thanks to Dr. Mackel, Dr. Mattern, Dr. Carmines, Dr. Ellis and Dr. Cavazos for the loving care she received though the years; and, most recently for the compassion and care Dot and her family received from her home caregivers. Heartfelt thanks also to those special friends who tirelessly provided both practical and emotional support as her health declined.

The family will receive friends from 11:00-12:00 noon on Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel, followed by her funeral service conducted by Rev. Jim Weston.

She will be buried in Peninsula Memorial Park beside her late husband, "Duck" Pittman.

Memorial donations in memory of Dot may be made to the Menchville House, P. O. Box 22687, Newport News, VA 23609 or the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23058.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.

"Don't mourn for me. I lived a life full of joy and am at peace (no more suffering). I'll be waiting for all to join me one day." - Dot

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Published in the Daily Press from July 3 to July 4, 2013.
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July 03, 2013

Dot was a dear friend that we think of so often and look forward to seeing her again!

July 03, 2013
   Dot was a very kind person; I will never forget her. Dot went out of her way to give great advice that has lasted a lifetime in my mine.

~ Pattie Harrelson, Newport News, Virginia

July 03, 2013
   Dot will be so missed by all of us at the Arbors, she has been such a delight to be around. Her bravery and humor show what a special lady she was .

Diane Mosiello, Newport News, Virginia

July 03, 2013

God bless your family. Mrs. Pittman will be missed very much.

~ Velma Fleming, Hampton, Virginia

July 04, 2013
Dear family,
You are in our prayers and thoughts at this time of your loss.
May our God surround each of you with comfort and peace.
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Grace and Peace, Mildred and Janet
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July 04, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Dot's passing. I met Dot through TOPS. I didn't see her often but when I did it was as though no time had passed between visits! At a conference in Roanoke one year I hitched a ride with Dot and Mary Ann (neither of whom I had met before!) during a heavy rain... One of the best rides ever!!! We laughed and carried on every time we saw each other after that we laughed at the memory! I loved watching her and Mary Ann banter back and forth - she had great wit. RIP, Dot - thanks for the fun and fond memories!!!

July 04, 2013
Dear Dot,
You have always been kind, considerate and upbeat even through some of the most difficult times in anyone's life. You are truly an inspiration for us all and we love you and will miss you much.
The Good Lord willing, we will see you on the other side.
Gene and Bonnie

~ Gene and Bonnie Shelton, Williamsburg, Virginia

July 04, 2013
I worked with Dot at BASF. She was a lovely person!

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Pittman's family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Lyrics and Music by James Milton Black (19 Aug 1856 - 21 Dec 1938), 1893

1. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

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And the glory of His resurrection share
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

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Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
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And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

When the roll, is called up yonder,
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