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Mable Irene Pittman Wallace

Visitation: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Mable Irene Pittman Wallace was reunited with her beloved Ed on July 12, 2022 at the age of 98. Born, in Kenly, NC., Irene grew up on a farm with her brothers and sisters. Irene and Ed met at Cash Corner in Kenly, and it was love at first sight. At the outbreak of WWII Ed enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. While he was in flight school, he mailed a letter to Irene proposing marriage and included a ring. Ed, a B17 Flying Fortress pilot, was shot down on his 15th mission and spent the remainder of the war as a POW. Returning from his service, Ed and Irene were married on July 7, 1945 and remained together and in love until Ed died in November, 2013.

With the birth of her sons, Billy and Bobby, Irene left the workforce to raise the two boys, returning to work only when both boys were in high school. She held varying jobs in the insurance industry, retiring as office manager for Interstate Life in Newport News. Ed and Irene traveled extensively, visiting every state and going on several cruises. They loved square dancing and ballroom dancing.

Irene lived independently after Ed’s passing, enjoying good health and many friends, but moved into Billy’s home at the onset of the pandemic.

Irene was predeceased by her parents, Fletcher and Gertrude Pittman; her brothers, H. A. Pittman, Tom Pittman, Bill Pittman, and Mac Pittman and her sisters, Gertie Buchanan, Jenny Hinnant, and Ruth Langston. Left to love her and cherish her memory are her sons, Billy and wife, Joan of Gloucester and Bobby and wife, Nancy of Kill Devil Hills, NC; granddaughter, Katy of Newport News; sister, Ann Viverette of Wilson, NC; many nieces and nephews and her beloved Parkview Baptist Church family.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be Private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations in Irene’s name to Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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