Dennis John Pittman, 68, of Beaufort, went to be with his Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Monday, April 12, 2021 in New Bern, NC.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Stacy Freewill Baptist Church. A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the church. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Stacy Community Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed on the Noe Funeral Service Facebook Page. Visit this link to see the live stream https://fb.me/e/JrshDKJR
Born on December 8, 1952 in Portland, Maine to Julia Blackwell Pittman and Dennis Pittman, Dennie grew up enjoying Maine and North Carolina family and culture. Living on Taft Ave. and Lawn Ave., in Portland, summering in Carteret County, he graduated from Deering High School class of 1971, and attended the University of Maine-Portland, and the University of New England-Biddeford.
From childhood, Dennie never met a stranger, loved people, their unique life stories, and valued his work caring for people at Pineland Center in Pownal, Maine. After Pineland's closure, he attended the University of Maine-Augusta to prepare for years of work at Tri-County Mental Health.
Dennie was a gifted writer, photographer, cook, and artist. He found beauty in nature and art and excelled in artistic craft work. With a deep love for God, Dennie cherished his family. He considered his sisters' children his own and treasured his Northern and Southern family and life-long friends. He enjoyed visiting and traveling with family, Nelson Family Reunions, and passing down family stories. Dennie sparked laughter, humor, and joy to those around him.
Dennie was preceded in death by his parents; eldest sister, Damaris P. Robinson; and brothers-in-law, Norman Lee Robinson and David G. Robertson.
He is survived by his sister, Martha P. Robertson of Bar Mills, ME; niece, Serina R. Kannan (Patrick) of Morehead City; nephews, John L. Robinson (Wendy) of Stacy, Jonathan G. Robertson (Deanne) of Biddeford, ME, Stephen P. Robertson (Lori) of Hollis, ME, Scott Andrew Robertson (Lynn) of Brunswick, ME, and Benjamin B. Robertson (Amanda) of Carlisle, PA; his aunts, Martha "Sissy" P. Hancock of Stacy and Thelma D. Pittman of Davis; uncle, Larry C. Pittman of Beaufort; great nieces and nephews, Emilee Graham, Ashlyn Robinson, Caleb, Joshua, Rachel, Rebekah, David, Lydia, Isaac, Asher, Joy Anne Damaris, and Grace Robertson; and many beloved cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dennie's name may be made to Stacy Freewill Baptist Church, 1290 Hwy 70, NC 28581 or to Catholic Charities.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.