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Wilma Joann Pettit

Wilma Joann Pettit
  • June 2, 1938 - December 28, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Joann Pettit was born June 2, 1938 in Marion, Ohio to Paul and Lucille McAllister. She moved to Corpus Christi, TX when she was in the 6th grade. She met her "future" husband in 1954, when she came home for Christmas break from high school in North Carolina. She graduated from Ray High School in 1956 and was married December 21, 1956. They were married 60 years this year. She went home to be with Jesus peacefully in her sleep on December 28, 2016.

Joann was a secretary for 20 years at CCISD, King HS and Miller HS for Guidance Counselors, she was also a secretary at Second Baptist Church. She worked with Girls in Action at church. She loved to travel with their pop up for 10 years and motor home for 15 years to Colorado in the summer and Iowa year round. Her hobbies included sewing clothes for her girls when they were younger, reading and shopping.

Joann is preceded in death by parents, Paul "Mac" McAllister and "Cille" McAllister; uncle, James McAllister; brother, Gary McAllister; 1 sister-in-law and 4 brothers-in-law in Iowa.
She is survived by husband of 60 years, Billie D. Pettit of Corpus Christi, TX; daughters, Sheri Pettit (Lesa Angel) of Houston, TX, Lisa Cash (Robert) of Atlanta, TX; grandson, Wayne Berry (Lori) of Palestine, TX; granddaughter, Anna Wheatley (Brandon) of Orange Grove, TX; grandsons, Christopher Berry of Seattle, WA, Aaron Berry of Atlanta, TX; granddaughter, Kimberly Berry of Austin, TX; nephew, David McAllister of Plano, TX; 3 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law in Iowa; along with many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Second Baptist Church with a Funeral Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Samaritan Rescue Mission located at 210 South Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401