Stacia Joanne Pettiford, age 66, of Wilmington, Del., was called home to eternal rest on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Joanne, as she was known to all, was born in Chesterfield County, Va., on the 10th day of September 1947 to the late James Pettiford and Hyburnia Webster Pettiford. In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Pettiford; sister, Sylvia Pettiford; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Webster (Lucy Thomas); and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pettiford (Elizabeth Cooley).

Joanne leaves to cherish her memories, two sons, Keith and Tracy (Monica) Pettiford; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three sisters, Sharon Pettiford, Stephanie McManus (Clarence) and Syburnia Grant; one brother, Douglas Pettiford (Jacqueline). She leaves to cherish her memory from the Petersburg/Chesterfield County area: first cousins, Glenda J. Pettiford of Georgia, Juan G. Pettiford (Lena) and Delpha F. Sanders (Elick), both of Petersburg, Cheryl P. Jones (James), Sophronia C. Pettiford, Felicia D. Pettiford-Thompson(Ernest) and Delphi F. Coleman (Marvin), all of South Chesterfield; an aunt, Otelia "Daisy" Campbell and family of South Chesterfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at Faith Tabernacle United Holiness Church, 1000 Vandever Ave., Wilmington, Del. Interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Del.

Viewing for Ms. Pettiford will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Cards and letters of condolences may be mailed to Sharon Pettiford at 5606 N. Spruce St., Wilmington, DE 19802. or may be contacted by calling 302-494-4971.

Obituary courtesy of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.,

Funeral Home

J M Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index on June 27, 2014