Constantina ‘Connie’ Pettis dancing with the Angel
It is with the saddest regret that we announce the demise of Constantina Pettis on September 20, 2017. She is the wife of Dr. Cyrus R. Pettis.
As a young lady she relocated with her parents and two sisters to Dania, Fla. She attended Attucks Middle School and graduated from Hollywood Hills High School in 1974.
Connie attended Miami Dade Community College where she studied fashion design and pursued her passion for modeling. She then moved on to Florida A&M University.
Ultimately, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and her Masters and Specialists degrees in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.
Her zeal to educate and mentor both children and adults led her to a dedicated career as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and trainer in the Broward County Public School System for more than 35 years. Connie was active with United Way Reading Pals Program.
She dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized as a young woman at First Baptist Church Piney Grove. She later found her church home at New Mount Olive Baptist Church in the mid1980s and continued to serve until her demise. Connie served faithfully on the deaconess and usher ministries.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory: her husband, Dr. Cyrus R. Pettis; daughters, Shannon Robinson-Burch and Danielle Robinson; stepdaughter, Camaria (Doug) Martin; stepsons, Yohance (Amber) Pettis, and Stevon Pettis; two sisters, Winona Taylor and Terry (Ulysses) Thomas; one brother Levan (Millicent) Fludd; sisters-in-law Cyrella, Lydia, Toba, Gwendolyn, Myla and Sheila; brother-in-law, Eugene Pettis; her grandchildren, Tyler, Marcus Amari, Anaya, Lauren, Elias, Ayden, Jaela, Ethan, Aaron and Roshan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, countless co-workers and friends.
Roy Mizell and Kurtz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement (954) 467-3426. The wake service will be held Friday, September 29, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at New Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 N. W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at New Mount Olive Baptist Church . In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a memorial contribution be made to: New Mount Olive Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.