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Wilma McCallum Pettigrew

Funeral services for Wilma McCallum Pettigrew, of Wesson, are Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial at Wesson City Cemetery. Rev. Dale Linton will officiate the service.

Visitation will be today, Jan. 31, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Pettigrew, 92, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.  She was born Feb. 25, 1925, to the late Willie and Mary McCallum and grew up in Smith County. 

She graduated from Mize High School where she was a member of the 1943 State Championship Basketball Team.  She also attended Jones County Junior College.  In 1947, she married Robert Waddell Pettigrew and moved to Wesson.  She was retired from the Copiah County Health Department.  Before her health declined, she was an active member of the Wesson Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters Allie Sullivan, Thelma McCallum, Ruby Howell, Dee Allen, and Helen Kinslow; and brother Dan McCallum. 

Survivors are her children, Wanda (Joe) Smith, of Magee, Mary (Rickey) Clopton, of Wesson and Bob (Renae) Pettigrew, of Wesson;grandchildren,  Aimee (Brian) Richardson, Joey (Elizabeth) Smith, Tommy (April) Clopton, Michelle (Jason) Berch, Hope (Charles) Carr, Robert Pettigrew, Dana (Alex) Shoemake; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother W.H. (Allos Rae) McCallum; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

The family would like to thank the loving care given to her by the Silver Cross Nursing Home in Brookhaven. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 322 8th 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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