Pitts, Sandra "Cain" (Ringgold)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sandra “Cain” Pitts, 71, of Ringgold, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She loved doing yard work and front porch visits with her family. Sandra had a caring heart and selflessly gave over 25 years to her family as a caregiver. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 35 years, Jerry Pitts; parents, Billy and Georgia Cain; step mother, Madeline Cain; and son, Gerald Franklin Pitts.

She is survived by her daughters, Katrina (Marty) Heatherly and Melina (Daniel, Jr.) Bender; son, Michael (Susan) Pitts; sisters, Barbara Davis, Brenda (Ray) Elliott and Debbie (Marvin “Stump”) Martin; brother, Jimmy (Brenda) Cain; step-sisters, Maudina Crumley and Debbie (Donald) Haddock; grandchildren, Van and Casey Heatherly, Brooklyn Lowery, Zachary Bender, Sawyer, Raegan, Braison and Makayla Pitts, Breanna Knight and Dakota Hunter; great-grandson, Marshal Heatherly; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23 in the chapel, with Bro. Mark Smith and Bro. Tony Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 and on Friday, prior to funeral service.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-Ringgold Chapel.

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