Tommie Novella Pettit, 87, passed away March 15, 2013 in Lockhart. Tommie was born to Travis and Maude Addie Berry Pettit July 13, 1925. She attended school at George Washington Carver Elementary.
Novella was united in holy matrimony to Johnny Pettit on Jan. 16, 1943, and to this union two children were born. She retired from the Lockhart Hospital after 26 years of dedicated service.
Novella is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Pettit; son, John Pettit, Jr.; brothers, Travis, Edward, W. H., Howard and Carl Lee Branch; and sister, Louise Branch.
Novella leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Gwen Pettit Wade and her husband, Donnie, of Indiana; brother, Abner Branch, Sr., and wife, Billie, of Lockhart; sister, Janice Countee and her husband, John, of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Cornelius Bass officiating. Serving as the pallbearers were: Paul Branch, Olando James, Kenny Roland, Travis Branch, James “Pop” Roland and Wayne Brown. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Charles Branch, Clifton Pettit, Abner Branch, Jr., and Ron Pettit.
Burial followed at Hooks Cemetery in Lockhart. All arrangements were with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.