Mary Ashbee Pittman

June 6, 1930 - June 17, 2016

06/06/1930 - 06/17/2016

Past Services

Tuesday June 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Wednesday June 22, 2016
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Virginia Beach; Mary Ashbee Pittman, 86, passed away in her daughter’s home Friday, June 17, 2016.
Mary Ashbee Pittman was born in Norfolk, VA to Charlie and Nellie Ashbee; the youngest of five children.  She was proud to be a graduate of Maury High School.  She was a beautiful soul with a heart of gold who was deeply loved and adored by her family and friends.  Her spirit will live on in the hearts of her daughters Deborah Pittman and Mary Ann Kaplan, Son-in-law Shep Kaplan and grandson Zachary Kaplan.  Her death was preceded by her beloved husband Carl Pittman, parents Charlie and Nellie Ashbee, sisters Nellie Jarvis and Thelma Talley and brothers Robert and Samuel Ashbee.
Mary found the most joy in her family.  Her love was infinite and unconditional.  Her southern sweetness, selflessness and warmth endeared her to everyone whose lives she touched.   Her passing has left a deep sadness and a hole in our hearts that will slowly be filled with wonderful memories.  We loved her dearly and completely.  Heaven has a new angel.
The family will received loved ones Tuesday, June 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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Jerry Talley
7 years ago

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away
into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way
which you have always used to.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was,
let it be spoken without effect,
without a trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!