Shirley Dean Pittman, 79 passed away peacefully at home on Monday July the 25th. Married to Alvin Pittman for a wonderful 46 years. Born in Olustee OK the daughter of the late Fred and Myrle Fancher. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband Alvin and brothers John Wayne and Gary Fancher. In her early career in Oklahoma, she was a beautician while putting herself through school to be an accountant. After she met her husband, she was an accountant at several places in Alaska and Ohio before finally settling in Florida and finishing with a 20 plus year career with the city of New Smyrna Beach. She also became a computer programmer and IT supervisor during her time with the city.
Shirley was also a talented artist. She loved taking classes at the artist workshop and going to various galleries with her artist friends. Many of these friends were her closest in life. Shirley loved to travel and visit as many new places as possible. She loved telling stories of buying crab right off the boat in Alaska. She also cared deeply for her family. Everyone was always welcome and made to feel like they were one of her own. She loved having generations of kids gather at her home.
Survived by her sons and daughter in laws Scott and Connie Harmon as well as Jason and Brandy Pittman. Six grandchildren Lola, Levi, Briana, Trent, Cooper and Kiley. She is also survived by her siblings Ronnie, Brenda, Mike, Steve, Phillip and Regina.
A Celebration of life will be held at Baldwin Funeral Home, 1 N. Causeway New Smyrna Bch FL on Thursday the 28th of July from noon to 2p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice Home Care.