SCOBEY – Thelma Berniece Lane Pettit, 86, of Scobey passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. She was born February 17, 1937 in Tallahatchie County to Dee Burnice and Wilma Bloodworth Lane.
Berniece touched the lives of many children through the years working as an Assistant Teacher at Sykes Elementary in Jackson and later at Grenada Elementary School. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada. Quilting, gardening and working in her flowers were among her favorite pastimes. She will lovingly be remembered as a woman devoted to her family.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada with Rev. Tim McCaffrey and Rev. Sherman Barnette officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Cemetery in the Rosebloom Community of Tallahatchie County. Pallbearers were Bill Defenbaugh, Rodney Defenbaugh, John Dogan, Allen Harrell, Kent Lane, Glen Mitchell and Lane Pettit. Richie Hines served as an honorary pallbearer. McKibben and Guinn Funeral
Service was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Pettit (Tommy) Sims of Brandon; three sons, Timmy (Shelley) Pettit of Jackson, Danny (Ronda) Pettit of Terry and Jason (Wendy) Pettit of Tillatoba; three sisters, Barbara Dogan, Frances Defenbaugh and Debbie Mitchell; a brother, Dewayne Lane; 12 grandchildren, Mackenzie Pettit, Jordan Martz, Tori Pettit, Taylor Pettit, Morgan Walker, Lane Pettit, Jaymes Robinson, Chase Robinson, Alex Threadgill, Elyse Guice, Wade Guice and Chad Guice; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Graham Bonner Pettit; son, Jerry Glen Pettit; sister, Linda Lane Smith and a brother, Bubba Lane.