Katie Jean Garner Pitts, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on November 10, 2021, at Manor Lake assisted living center.
Mrs. Pitts was born on May 5, 1933, in White County, Georgia, to the late Ernest and Lessie Dalton Garner, In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Philip R. Pitts; brothers, Vernon and Ezra Garner; sisters, Allene Garner Stovall and Louella Garner Barrett.
Mrs. Pitts was a resident of Cornelia her entire adult life. In Katie’s early adult life she was an avid water skier. She enjoyed country music and, ” I can’t wait”, outings with her family and friends. A great cook; her strawberry and German chocolate cakes were always a holiday delight.
Mrs. Pitts is survived by sister, Barbara Garner Palmer, brother, Jerry Garner, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special cousin and next door neighbor for the last two years, Mary Lou Hosch.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, November 12, 2021, at the Whitfield Funeral Home and Crematory, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia, with Rev. Darren Palmer officiating. Entombment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.