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Mary  Ellen  Liggions-Pettaway
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Liggions-Pettaway

Mary Ellen Liggions-Pettaway was born June 20, 1934 in Edgefield, South Carolina to loving parents, the late Alvin and Emma Liggions, and departed from this life on June 1st, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary is the eldest of 6 children: Barbara Curry, Alvin Liggions (Junior), and preceded in death by her sisters; Frances Rice, Betty Hobbs and brother, Freddie Liggions.

She relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey with her family when she was eight years old; attending Jersey City Public schools where she graduated at the top of her class from Lincoln High School.

After graduation, Mary began her career at At&t in New York, New York; later transferring to AT&T in Basking Ridge, New Jersey which led her to her quaint home in Morristown. Mary was a dedicated worker becoming a manager of the Budgeting Department, and after 32 years of Service she retired at the age of 55.

Mary enjoyed retirement immensely. She spent many hours in her beautiful garden, and nurturing her two grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with her sister Barbara, and sports. She was an avid Knick fan whose motto was, "Once a Knick, Always a Knick." Mary never stopped learning. Taking classes at the college of St. Elizabeth in Madison, New Jersey, and enjoyed studying African American History, Literature and Art.

Mary also understood the importance of helping others; volunteering for Volunteers of Morris County for over 10 years where she was dedicated to serving the elderly.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, two sons Darryl Pettaway of Portland, Oregon; Mark Pettaway and daughter-in-law Patricia Pettaway of Roselle, New Jersey. Her beloved grandchildren, Elyse Pettaway of Arlington, Virginia and Jordan Pettaway of Roselle, New Jersey. A sister, Barbara Curry of Morristown, New Jersey; a brother, Alvin Liggions and sister-in-law Rose Liggions of Huntersville, North Carolina. Her nieces; Rhonda Johnson (Preston), Nicole Liggions, Suzanne Liggions-Way, Pamela Street (Michelle), Rashon Vice (Kenneth) and nephews; Roger Rice (Monica), Gregory Birchett (Jim), Dennis Hagen (George), Scott Liggions, and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Jun

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals

71 Washington St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Service

Thursday

7

Jun

11:00 AM
Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals

71 Washington St.
Morristown, NJ 07960

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery

65 Martin Luther King Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

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