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Mildred Loretha Petitt

May 26, 1932 December 25, 2018
Mildred Loretha Petitt
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Obituary for Mildred Loretha Petitt

Mildred Loretha Petitt, age 86, of Jacksboro went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of Christmas, Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Not knowing she would pass that day, her daughter, son, two granddaughters and son-in-law were given the opportunity to say goodbye and wish her a Merry Christmas, one last time.
Mildred was born, May 26, 1932 in Habersham, TN. At the age of fourteen, at a tent revival meeting, she put her trust in Jesus believing that He died on the cross for her sins and rose again. She often said that her Bible was her most prized possession and she would often read eight chapters a day in her personal time with her Lord.
Mildred met and married Charles Petitt in Westborne, TN and had four children, Brenda, Gary, Larry and Lisa. She served her family well as a homemaker and her church as a Sunday School teacher for approximately twenty years. She loved the old hymns and would occasionally write songs of her own. She loved children and enjoyed connecting with them on their level by playing games, reading books, and loving them unconditionally. She thoroughly enjoyed studying, learning and discussing the Bible with loved ones. She also loved dessert, and when given a choice of two she would often say, "I choose both, as Winnie the Pooh would always say." She was genuine and kind, but also assertive and strong willed. It brings much comfort to her family knowing that she is now in the presence of Jesus. She will be forever loved and greatly missed.
Preceded in death by mother, Nanny Thomas; brother, Wilbur; sister, Wanda and her son, Gary.


Husband: Charles Petitt

Children: Brenda (Michael)
Lisa (Matthew)

Grandchildren: Aaron, Sarah, Bethany, Titus, Micah, and Seth

Brother: Johnny

Services 2 PM Saturday Cross-Smith Chapel
Wendell Birdsong officiating
Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery
Family will receive friends 1 PM to 2 PM Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home
Condolences may be given online at
Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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1:00 PM 12/29/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
Cross-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.

300 E. Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

Cross-Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
300 E. Central Ave. LaFollette 37766 TN
United States





2:00 PM 12/29/2018 2:00:00 PM
Cross-Smith Chapel

Cross-Smith Funeral Home, Inc
300 E Central Ave
LaFollette, Tennessee 37766

Interment to follow at Bakers Forge Cemetery

Cross-Smith Chapel
Cross-Smith Funeral Home, Inc LaFollette 37766 Tennessee
United States

Cemetery Details


Bakers Forge Cemetery Final Resting Place

2681 Demory Rd
LaFollette, TN 37766

2681 Demory Rd LaFollette 37766 TN
United States

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