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Reo Martin Pettus

July 30, 1946 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 75)

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 Reo Martin Pettus

Saluda, SC:  Reo Martin Pettus of 2385 Old Charleston Road, the husband of Annie Pearl  Kinard Pettus passed away on May 19, 2022 at his residence.
God gave me the gift of life on July 30, 1946. I was born to the late Wilmetto Maurice Elizabeth Fields and Willard Reo Martin Casselle Senior. I was a free spirit who walked to the beat of my own drum. I didn't live a life of peaches and cream but who I loved everybody who loved me.
I attended school in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania school system. God knows that my momma did everything she could to raise me. She made sure I entered the school house building but I was a rascal at times and exited out the back door before the school bells rang. I listened but i didn't listen. Now as far as my career goes...I'm not going to lie to any of you. I was highly gifted with being mechanically inclined. I could do just about anything and everything with my hands. Working on cars, painting, building shelves and fences, plumbing, sawing lumber/cutting down trees, cooking, cleaning, exterminating. You name it, I did it and much more. I guess you can say, I was a jack of all trades, master of none but whatever I did, I had fun for sure. 
In the midst of me being a jack of all trades, my life was up and down. There were good and bad times. I had children and married twice. I enlisted in the Army during my first marriage and by the time my second marriage rolled around in later years, I found myself struggling and not being able to cope with everyday life which trickled through the pipelines. I spent a great deal of years with my home away from home called the "Whosoever Gospel Mission" located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I always knew that God was real and that he was always with me but the Whosoever Gospel Mission taught me how to regain confidence in myself and there is nothing greater than GOD. As I worked in the thrift store at the mission, I met my sweet ole Annie as she was shopping in the store. It was like love at first sight. As you can see, we were together until death do us part. 
Now as I was called home to my arrival in heaven, I want all of you to be happy that God allowed all of you to witness his grace of me leaving this world. No need to worry, as we will all be together again someday. 
I am leaving behind my greatest earthly treasures - my wife, Annie Pearl Sinclair Pettus, daughters - Sonya Randall and Linda Nesbitt, son - Dante Pettus, sister - Alexis Armstrong, grandson - James Randall Jr., and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Preceded in death - his first wife, Thelma La-Verne Cloud Pettus;  Son, Jamal Pettus and brother, Bruce Pettus.
My prayer to all of you is the "Serenity Prayer". God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...Courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Lastly, I want all of you to never ever forget my motto as it helps to make life a lil easier. 

Graveside Services will be 11 am. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Little Angel's Memorial Park with Reverend Annette Mathis officiating.


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Graveside Service
June 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Little Angel's Memorial Park
Highway 378
Saluda, SC 29138

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