RD Pettiford

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018

RD Pettiford, 88, of Salisbury, died Feb. 25 in Rowan Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Roxboro, and worked in the textile industry the majority of his life.  He was married to Lola Lee Clement and this union was blessed with 7 children. He and his wife lived in New York until 1984 when they returned to Mocksville. In 2012 they moved to Salisbury. He was a dedicated member of New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Mocksville. His hobbies included watching cowboy and western movies, listening to Sam Cook music, exercising at the YMCA, and spending time with family.

Surviving: his wife, Lola C. Pettiford of the home; 3 sons, Ricky Pettiford of California, Kevin (Phyllis) Pettiford of Salisbury, and Steven Pettiford of Bessemer City; 4 daughters, Carolyn (Kenneth) Hallett of New York, Sylvia (James) Stewart of Greensboro, Sandra Pettiford and Patricia Pettiford of Charlotte; a sister, Jackie Biggs of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m. at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Mocksville. Bishop Willie Hayes will officiate and Pastor Nettye I. Barber will be the eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

Condolences: www.GrahamFuneralHome.net.