Breckenridge Texan

Dee Pitts

Dee Pitts
March 09
17:50 2021

Evelyn Dee (Osborne) Pitts, age 67, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Austin, Texas, after many years of suffering with kidney disease and related illnesses.

She was born on June 4, 1953, in Bridgeport, Texas, to Frank Patrick Osborne and Beverly Virdell Osborne. She graduated High School in Snyder, Texas, in 1972. Dee attended Western Texas College, Texas A&M University, and graduated with a BBA in Business Education from San Angelo State University in 1977. Dee worked for Adobe Oil & Gas Corporation, Midland Chamber of Commerce, and the Midland Reporter Telegram, in Midland, Texas, as the librarian. With the Telegram’s support, she founded and directed the local Spelling Bee competition in Midland, Texas, where it continues today. Moreover, she organized the Permian Basin International Oil Show Media Trailer, and wrote Bible Studies, curriculum guides, and led numerous Bible Studies. She was involved in a variety of organizations: Midland Intercessors Prayer Group, Downtown Lioness Club, Professional Women’s Business Organization; Missionary President and Vice President and Director of the Food Pantry for over 26 years at First Nazarene Church Midland. Her hobbies included reading, cooking, reading cookbooks, researching the internet, creating beautiful flower arrangements, and serving the community. Specifically, Dee had a passion for creating floral arrangements and decorating tables for various events. She loved playing the piano and sharing this talent by bringing joy to others through her love of music. A heart for those less fortunate, she served for over 26 years as Director for the First Church of the Nazarene’s food pantry in Midland, Texas. Dee’s family would tell you she was famous for making beautiful baby blankets for her nieces and nephews, but all would agree she was a powerful prayer warrior, ministering to those in need of prayer. Everyone who knew Dee saw her patriotism. She was a loyal Texan who enjoyed Texas History, and could hold her own when discussing politics, our founding fathers, or the constitution. Often Dee demonstrated her competitive side in family games, especially spades-she was a fierce player. Without a doubt, family was everything to Dee and she loved them well.

With love, excitement, and wonder she is survived by her loving daughter, Sarah Amanda Pitts Fisk and husband, Chuck Fisk of Burleson,Texas; son, John Eugene Pitts of Macomb, Michigan; as well as four adoring grandchildren, Cassandra Pitts and fiancé Keith Lindnow of Macomb, Michigan, and Jonathan Fisk, Ariel Fisk, and Baezil Fisk of Burleson, Texas; two sisters, Trish Osborne Battle and husband Richard of Austin, Texas, and Dianne Osborne Sublett and husband Gary of Breckenridge, Texas; and brother, Danny Osborne and wife Donna of Abilene, Texas. Also, several nieces and nephews, and a cousin who was like a little sister, Heather Newsome.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, John Pitts; and daughter, Ruth; parents, Frank and Beverly Osborne; a brother, Frank Osborne III; and niece Crystal Osborne.

Dee did not need a road map to determine her journey. She accepted Christ at a young age and has followed and served Him faithfully in all that she did in life. Even with her own impending death, she was witnessing to others while in the hospital.

A celebration service will be held in memory of Dee at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Morehart Mortuary located in Breckenridge, Texas, 1101 W. Walker Street. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m, prior to the service.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Trinity Care Center in Round Rock, Texas, for the nurturing care they provided these past 8 years, as well as the DaVita Georgetown Dialysis for their support. Dee had a strong affiliation the last 12 years with the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons of Austin, and specifically Dr. Stephen Settles, with whom she had great admiration and respect.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Answer International which rescues young individuals from sex trafficking, or a charity of your choice.

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