Published 1:19 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Elizabeth Gail Pittman-McDaniel, 77, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2022, at home in Kentwood.
She was a graduate of Franklinton High School. She also obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond in education. She was an elementary teacher at Spring Creek and also taught two years at Southeastern. She served as a School Board member for several years. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church where she was actively involved, especially with music. Gail was also a lover of nature and her flowers, where she spent many hours after retirement.
Gail is survived by her husband of 14 years, Larry McDaniel, and children, Brandon W. Pittman and wife Julia and son Poete of Kentwood, and Nicholas G. Pittman and wife Nicole and Elise and Russell of Lafayette; her step-children, Kristin and Eric Latham and daughters, Madison and Lakyn of Kentwood, and David and Tori McDaniel and children, Anslee, Austin, Alaina, Madison and Collin of Kentwood; her sister, Sharron and husband Charley Creel and children Belinda, Stacy, and David of Baton Rouge; sister-in-law, Carol Jean and Fernie Ray Gill and children, Steve Gill, Sonya McCoy, and Keith Gill and Linda and Harold Fussell and children; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mode Brock, and her mother, Linnie Duetta Brock Walker; husband, Russell Douglas Pittman; and son, Russell “Rusty” Pittman Jr.
Visitation was at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, and from 9 a.m. until the religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with the Revs. Eric Latham, Bill Bolton, Austin McDaniel and Matthew Gazaway officiating. Interment followed in Spring Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Creel, Porte Pittman, Kelvin McDaniel, Terry Benoit, Denny Strickland and Jimmy Strickland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Spring Creek Baptist Youth/Children’s Fund.
McKneely Funeral Home of Kentwood was in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit online at www.mckneelys.com.