Martha Lee Pitcher

Born: Sun., Dec. 24, 1922
Died: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

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Martha Lee Pitcher, affectionally known as Ma, 95, died unexpectedly on November 25, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

Martha was born December 24, 1922 to Harvey and Beatrice Hancock in Charlotte Court House, Virginia.  She was married to the late Wilmore Pitcher for 57 years.

 Martha was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and she devoted her life to teaching the Bible.  She was an avid reader, wonderful cook and a talented seamstress.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her son Wilmore Glenn Pitcher, 3 sisters Lila, Helen, Beatrice, 1 brother Leroy, and 1 grandson Aaron Pitcher.  Surviving are 10 children Dora Lee Hannah, Martha Lorraine Johnson, Dolores McPhee, Christine Smoot (Michael), Elizabeth Brumfield (Richard), Gail Lewis, James Pitcher (Sheila), Lawrence Pitcher (Sandra), Betty Cooper (Kevin), Gregory Pitcher, a brother, Stanley Hancock (Flora), a sister, Leola Miller (Noel), 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 2PM, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 76 Daley Road, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph J. Darrow, Sr. Funeral Home, Inc., 39 South Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601.  If you wish to send an online condolence, please visit

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Doralee Hannah
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Love my mother all 11 of her children could never have had on more wonderful spiritual, caring mother ,who loved her children each and everyone of them always kept in touch with them no matter where we were she will be greatly missed by all of us but we know very soon our loving God Jehovah will wake her up and we will all be together again serving him the way he deserves to be serve So even though were sad and hurting we look forward to that time

Vikki Harris
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018
Rest and sleep until Jehovah calls your name.

Beverly Spence
   Posted Sat December 01, 2018
Dear Pitcher family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Brother James Pitcher shared many beautiful sentiments about Martha. May you continue to have comfort and peace with full reassurance of reuniting again under perfect conditions. Revelation 21:4. Deepest Sympathy.

Beverly Spence

Courtney Ampey
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
I am so sorry for the death of your beloved mother. Hope you all are comforted in knowing that she was a beautiful, faithful servant of Jehovah and a sterling example to us all. Her death was unexpected, but at least she was able to be in Jehovah's house one last time. She is definitely in his memory, and you will see her again. I pray Jehovah will continue to comfort and strengthen your family in your time of need.

P. Miller
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
I just loved “Ma Pitcher” as she was fondly called by so many. She was the ultimate mother & grandmother respected & admired by many. Yes she was in her 90’s but she was always going. Most of all she was the modern embodiment of the faithful Sister Anna mentioned in the Holy Scripture. It always felt to me like she would go on living forever so it was such a sad shock to hear of her passing. As hard as it is to write about her death, I take extreme comfort in knowing that I will see her again when our God, Jehovah resurrects her and she becomes as young & fresh as morning dew.