Passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday December 21, 2017. Ms. Colby was born June 23, 1929 in Opelika, AL to Amasa G. Colby, Sr. and Willie Ruth Colby (Brownfield). She was the oldest of nine children. Ms. Colby graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947. Ms. Colby worked in hospitality and early childcare and was a lifelong member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Zion Church. Ms. Colby was preceded in death by her parents, Amasa and Willie Ruth Colby, 4 sisters; Cecil, Emma, Bernadine and Gloria Colby, 3 brothers; Amasa, Arthur and Frank Colby; and son, Joseph C. Pittman I. She leaves to cherish her memory loving grandchildren Jaquita Pittman, Joseph Pittman II, great-grand daughter, Saniyah Ward and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00am with visitation from 10:00am until time of service. All services will be held at Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Dec. 24, 2017.