Deacon Daniel Pittman
Deacon Daniel Pittman was born in Lawrence County on August 12, 1948 to the late Rev. Garfield and Bernice Haynes Pittman. He was the seventh of fourteen children born in this family. He transitioned to meet our Lord on Friday morning, January 20, 2017 in Gaithersburg, Maryland with his loving wife by his side.
Deacon Daniel Pittman joined Bethany M.B. Church at an early age. He confessed Jesus Christ at his Lord and Savior at the age of 19 years old at Bethany M.B. Church. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1972. He faithfully served as a Superintendent of Sunday School, Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Male Choir and Stars of Joy. He remained a faithful member until his death.
On June 6, 1972 Daniel Pittman was united in holy matrimony to Navlean McDuffey of New Hebron. To this union, God blessed them with five children.
He received his education at Edward Elementary School in Topeka and McCullough High School in Monticello. He attended Seminary, studying Laymen and Works of the Church. Daniel Pittman worked as a construction worker, cement finisher and pipeliner. He also worked at Keystone of Brookhaven and Georgia Pacific with ServiceMaster of Monticello. He worked for the Labor Union Local 145 of Jackson for 24 years.
Deacon Daniel Pittman left a legacy of love, respect, faithfulness and hard work. His motto was, “We must love one another.” He believed that young people should receive spiritual training, which produced a result of all five children in the ministry.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Joe L. Pittman and L.D. Pittman.
Deacon Daniel Pittman leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife, Navlean McDuffey Pittman of Monticello; his devoted children- three sons, Daniel “Pat” Pittman of Byram, Dale Pittman of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Melvin Pittman of Monticello and two daughters, Jennifer Fields of Brookhaven and Marleana McQueen of Hattiesburg and twelve grandchildren.
He also leaves behind six brothers, Rev. Garlee Pittman of Brookhaven, Rev. James R. Pittman, Aaron Jr. Pittman, L.H. Pittman and Paul Pittman, all of Monticello, and twin brother David Pittman of Moss Point; five sisters, Helen Brown and Ethel May Jacob of Moss Point and Clara Pittman, Beverly Jean Watkins and Carrie Pittman of Monticello; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; a goddaughter and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.