January 9, 1951 - May 21, 2021
Margaret "Nana" Emma (Elbertson) Pettit, age 70 of Millville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland. She had been in declining health over the last year. Born and raised in Millville to the late Benjamin and Margaret (Durfee) Elbertson, Nana attended Millville Public Schools. She met and married her late husband, Earl Pettit, and they shared many years of marriage together until his passing away in 1996. They lovingly raised their three sons, Ben, Alex, and Eddie. A loving homemaker and passionate baker, Nana truly loved baking for her family and friends. She always looked forward to baking for the whole family every holiday. Over the years, Nana always created special cookies for teachers, and enjoyed baking and designing beautiful wedding cakes for family and friends. She also hand-crafted her own chocolate candies and baked countless types of cookies that were loved by all. Without a doubt, Christmas was Nana's favorite time of the year and she always found a way to kick her baking into overdrive during those special few weeks of the year. Most of all, Nana cherished the time that she was able to share with her family, especially with the grandkids, as they loved their Nana very, very much. Nana will be sadly missed by her three sons, Benjamin "Ben" Pettit of Millville, Earl "Alex" Pettit of Millville, and Edward "Eddie" Pettit and wife Cristina of Millville; one sister Polly Pettit (Henry) of Millville; her seven special grandkids, Marcel, Sheree, McKenzi, Alexis, Emma, Edward "Junior," and Margaret; a host of other relatives and friends; and her loving black lab, Steeler. She was predeceased by her husband Earl Pettit. A Funeral Service for Nana will be conducted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad Street, Millville. Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Please remember to practice social distancing while in the funeral home. Also, masks are required to be worn in the funeral home at all times. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in the name of "Margaret Pettit" be made to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or at the website: give2.chop.edu. Memories and expressions of sympathy for Margaret "Nana" E. Pettit may be shared on the Obituary Tribute Wall at: www.christyfuneralservice.com.
Margaret "Nana" Emma (Elbertson) Pettit, age 70 of Millville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland. She had been in declining health over the last year. Born and raised in Millville to the... View Obituary & Service Information
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