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Webber Pettigrew

January 4, 2021

Obituary

Webber Pettigrew, 79, of Summerville, South Carolina, received his wings in the early morning of January 4, 2021, in Snellville, Georgia. Webber, first born child of Webber Pettigrew, Sr. and Pearline Bryant Pettigrew, was born on December 26, 1941 in Holly Hill, South Carolina.

Webber attended the public schools of Orangeburg County and was a member of Roberts High School Class of 1959. He played tenor saxophone on the Tigers Marching band and drove the local school bus. It was at Roberts High School that Webber met and fell in love with Eleanor Haskell.   This high school romance led to their marriage on June 4, 1961 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Eutawville, South Carolina. Prior to their divorce, two daughters were born, Deborah and Cynthia.

Webber embarked on a new journey in New York and was introduced to Eleanor Patricia ‘Patsy’ Powell by his sister Carolyn. They fell in love and on December 14, 1968, the two were joined in Holy Matrimony in Brooklyn, New York where they resided for several years.   After they relocated to Southern California two children were born, Zanetta and Michael.  The couple honored their vows and were married until death did they part in October 2002. They were married for 34 years. 

Webber began his dream of driving for the New York Transit Authority. He enjoyed his career choice and continued driving for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System after his move to Southern California. During his tenure with San Diego Transit he became Vice President of Local 1309 Bus Drivers Union. This was an accomplishment he was extremely proud of and he was honored to serve. 

After being away from home for over 30 years, in 2000, Pat thought it was time for them to come home.  They relocated to Ladson, South Carolina, which brought them closer to family and friends and easier to be proactive their business they purchased in Holly Hill, South Carolina in 1998.  They were very successful in operating House of Spirits, Inc. The business remained a great success until it was sold in July 2011. 

Webber was a loveable, fun-loving person with swag.  He had the gift of gab and never met a stranger.  He was the backbone of the family and was very supportive.  Webber enjoyed fishing, traveling, coaching his son’s youth baseball teams, spending time with family, and enjoying life.

At an early age he accepted Christ and joined Bethel AME Church, Holly Hill, South Carolina.  Upon his return, he reacquainted himself with the membership of Bethel AME Church but decided to go back to the roots of the Pettigrew Family and became a full member of the Greater St. James AME Church in the Cooper Store Community of Berkeley County.  He was a faithful member until his passing.

He was predeceased by his parents, Webber and Pearline, his brothers, William and Charles, his sister, Carolyn, niece, Pamela and nephew, William Jr., wife Patricia and his life partner, Ellen Haskell Hillery.

Those left to cherish memories are his children, Deborah Pettigrew, Cynthia P. Reed, Antionette Johnson, Zanetta (KT) Pettigrew-Lee, and Michael Webber Pettigrew. Sisters, Betty P. Anderson and Elizabeth (Johnny) Watson; 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild,  3 additions arriving in a few months, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  His friends include Wilson Brown, Melvin Richburg,  Thomas Taylor, and Lillie Ann Heyward.

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To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Webber Pettigrew, please visit our floral store.


Services

Viewing
Tuesday
January 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eutawville Community Funeral Home Chapel
440 Porcher Avenue
Eutawville, South Carolina 29048

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Eutawville Community Funeral Home Chapel
440 Porcher Avenue
Eutawville, South Carolina 29048

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