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Bennie Maurine Pittman, 58, was born Jan. 18, 1954, and went to meet her heavenly father June 24, 2012, so she could play that white baby grand piano in heaven. She started her battle with leukemia February 2011 and continued to fight until God called her home. She was at Baylor Cancer Hospital, Dallas, where she touched the lives of many doctors and nurses.
Funeral services for Maurine will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Big Spring with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Maurine was a senior vice president of the Big Spring Education Employees Federal Credit Union for 18 years. She and Gale are members of the First Baptist Church of Big Spring and Maurine was a member of the Kiwanis Club. She enjoyed playing the piano at the VA Hospital until becoming ill. She also loved singing and playing the piano at churches in the community.
She is survived by her husband, Gale Pittman of Big Spring; her daughter, Desire Freshour and husband David of Big Spring; three grandchildren, Cody, Iris and Eric; her sister, Carolyn Chapman of Big Spring; two brothers-in-law, Randy Pittman and wife Cindy W. of Midland and Dale Pittman and wife Kay of Big Spring; her father-in-law, Dearl Pittman of De Leon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ben H. Wiggington Jr.; and her mother, Iris Wiggington.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the support and prayers from the community.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Twice Blessed House Foundation, 2732 Gaston Ave., Dallas, Texas 75226.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com