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Sheila Marie Pitts
October 8, 1964 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
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Sheila Marie Pitts, 59 of Joplin, Missouri, was given the ultimate birthday present on October 8, 2023. She was given her wings to fly home, away from the pain of this world, after suffering from several health issues. As many friends have said, “No one could clean like Sheila.” She always felt she had nothing to give but the things she could physically do for others. Sheila gave away things that she needed herself but thought someone else needed more. She loved her dog Scotty, who passed during one of her many hospital stays. Sheila spent countless hours with Lillian, one of the grandchildren, playing dolls, watching her do her "tricks", and just watching her play outside as they both loved being in the sun. They were best buddies. She received her GED, finishing with the highest grade in the group, and attended beauty school in Springdale, Arkansas. She attended Risen Ranch Cowboy Church in Carthage, Missouri too. Sheila was a great cook, known for her cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the nutritious snacks she insisted the children were given, and the many meals she prepared while living with Jan and Bub before dementia began to take her memory. As the diabetes began to take its toll on her body, her end stage renal failure led the family to put her in hospice. But yet again, as she always did, doing things in her own way and in her own time, she went home on her birthday before anything could be finalized. She was a free spirit, and her antics will be missed by her family.
Sheila was born in Huntsville, Arkansas on October 8, 1964, to Rudolph Taylor and Martha Lee (McKinney) Pitts. She was raised with her sisters DeeAnn (Patrick) Landry of Terrell, Texas, Janice (Bub) Woods of Joplin, Missouri, Teresa Ritchie of Huntsville, Arkansas, and her brother, Robert Pitts of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Sheila was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Judy Pitts.
She is survived by her siblings; her son Wade; 2 grandchildren, 7 nephews, 3 nieces, plus numerous friends from Minnesota to Texas including her special friend, Pam Easley.
A celebration of life will be held at the Clifty Church on October 14, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. with Gary Martin officiating.
Memorials can be made to Paws and Claws Pet Shelter in Huntsville, Arkansas. Funeral services are under the direction of Madison County Funeral Service of Huntsville.