Mable Irene Pittman Wallace (Weymouth Funeral Home)

Mable Irene Pittman Wallace was reunited with her beloved Ed on July 12, 2022 at the age of 98. Born in Kenly, North Carolina, Irene grew up on a farm with her siblings. Irene and Ed met at Cash Corner in Kenly, and it was love at first sight. At the start of World War II, Ed enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. While in flight school, he sent a letter to Irene proposing marriage and included a ring. Ed, a B17 Flying Fortress pilot, was shot down on his 15e mission and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war. Returning from his service, Ed and Irene were married on July 7, 1945 and remained together and in love until Ed’s death in November 2013.

With the birth of her sons, Billy and Bobby, Irene left the workforce to raise both boys, only returning to work when both boys were in high school. She held various jobs in the insurance industry, retiring as a bureau chief for Interstate Life at Newport News. Ed and Irene have traveled extensively, visiting every state and taking several cruises. They loved square dancing and ballroom dancing.

Irene lived independently after Ed’s death, enjoying good health and many friends, but moved into Billy’s house at the start of the pandemic.

Irene was predeceased by her parents, Fletcher and Gertrude Pittman; his brothers, HA Pittman, Tom Pittman, Bill Pittman and Mac Pittman and his sisters, Gertie Buchanan, Jenny Hinnant and Ruth Langston. Left to love him and cherish his memory are his sons, Billy and his wife, Joan of Gloucester and Bobby and his wife, Nancy of Kill Devil Hills, NC; granddaughter, Katy of Newport News; sister, Ann Viverette of Wilson, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews and her beloved family from Parkview Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at the Weymouth Funeral Home Chapel. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting expressions of sympathy in the form of donations in Irene’s name to Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News. Arrangements from Weymouth Funeral Home.


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