Elaine H. Pettit


Mrs. Elaine H. Pettit, 84, of Onancock, transitioned to her eternal home on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at her residence.

Born in Onancock, Elaine was a daughter to the late George and Mary Hall. In 1969, she married the late Chester Pettit Jr. and their union was blessed with one son, Ashley G. Pettit. She was affectionately known as “Big Laine” to her son and “Mrs. E” to her daughter-in-law. After college, Elaine returned to Accomack County to begin her teaching career in 1960. She began teaching at T.C. Walker and later at Accomac Primary until her retirement in 1984. In 1988, Elaine became the president of Triangle Enterprises and she held this position until her demise.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at the Nedab Cemetery in Daugherty, with the Rev. Clarence Pettit officiating.

Elaine leaves to cherish her memories: one son, Ashley G. Pettit; one granddaughter, Layla Pettit; two sisters, Katherine Claud and Mary White; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; goddaughter, Marsha Tull; stepchildren, Colette Pettit and Chester Pettit III; Metropolitan Church Family; many special friends; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
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