Brittany ‘Britt’ Dawn Simmons Pittman

Brittany ‘Britt’ Dawn Simmons Pittman, of Charleston, W.Va., born Dec. 26, 1997, slipped away from our arms and into our Heavenly Father’s on May 24, 2013. She was only 15 years old.

She was a ninth grade student at Capital High School as well as attending Carver Career Center studying HVAC.

Brittany enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was artistic, liked music, watching movies, cooking and baking. She was a volunteer cook along with her dad (Roy) at Maple Hill Baptist Church. She also enjoyed going to the lake with her cousin, Courtney Crist. Brittany was the typical teenager; she enjoyed her cell phone and computer and hanging out at her (sister) “shadow and mini me” Bridget and Venessa’s house. She was also an animal lover.

Brittany was preceded in death by her biological mother, Michelle “Missy” Lynn Simmons; grandfathers, Bobby “Bob” Gene Simmons, Eugene “Steve” W. Crist and Jesse Pittman; and grandmother, Jane Pittman.

Brittany is survived by her parents, Roy and Wanda Pittman of Charleston; brothers, Shawn Pittman and fiancee, Jamie-Alyse, of Charleston; Jason Pittman of St Albans; Matthew, David and Johnny Pittman of home; and “big brother” Tom Winfindale of St. Albans; and sisters, Marla Pittman of Barnesville, Ga.; Bridgett Crist and fiancee, Vanessa Ramos of Charleston; “big sister” Tammy Via of Charleston and Tara Pittman of home; and grandmothers, Phyllis Crist of Clendenin and Nina Cypert of Sod. Brittany had many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces that she enjoyed spending time with. She also leaves behind Buttercup (Yorkie) and Leo (Great Dane).

Brittany’s memorial service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Maple Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Crist officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

At this time, our family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, that a donation in her honor be made to the Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter located at 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311, (304) 342-1576.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.