"Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory." "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?" I Corinthians 15:51-57.
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In the loving memory of Mr. Tyrone L. "T-Bone" Pettaway, who was born on Jan. 5, 1979, was called home to eternal life at the age of 34 on Sept. 11, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg.
Tyrone was a life-long resident of Hopewell. He graduated with honors from Hopewell High School. He was employed at the Appomattox Regional Library for a number of years where he was loved by the staff. He was a member of Christian Life Center Church on Wagner Road in Petersburg.
He was preceded in death by: his grandmother, Beulah Mae Jones and an uncle, James Lee Jones.
Tyrone leaves behind: a loving mother, Lottie Ann White and stepfather Daniel Cunningham, both of Hopewell; a grandfather, James Lee Jones of Hopewell; one brother, Darnell Pettaway of Hopewell; a sister, Sade Pettaway of Hopewell; four aunts, Yvonne Walker, Mercille Evans, and Gail Key of Hopewell, and Bernadette Harris of Petersburg; four uncles, Henry Pettaway, Joshua Pettaway, Carl Pettaway, and Kinzo Evans, all of Hopewell; two nieces, Kiyah and Kali; two nephews, Jeremiah and Jacobi; and a host of cousins; other relatives; and friends.
Services for Mr. Tyrone L. Pettaway will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg. The interment will follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 4F Thomas Rolfe Court, Hopewell.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Pettaway at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013