Gertrude Pettway “Nana” died Monday, Oct. 17, at the age of 78. Nana was born in Yazoo County on Dec. 3, 1943, to the late Ernest and Mable Ledlow of Satartia. She had been a resident of Vicksburg for most of her adult life. She retired as a bus driver for the Vicksburg Warren School district.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Pettway and two sons, Jerry Wayne Pettway and Stacey Lynn Pettway.
She is survived by her son, Robert Pettway (Camillia); her companion of 34 years, Steve Crutchfield; ten grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oc. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Avenue.See a typo? Report it here.