Julia Kathryn Pittman

Julia Kathryn Pittman

84, Columbia

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Columbia for Julia Kathryn Pittman, 84, of Columbia, who passed away on Monday, March 13, at her residence. Interment was held in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bro. Mike Sahler and Bro. Greg Pittman officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until

8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Hathorn Funeral Home.

Julia Kathryn worked tirelessly for the needy and the elderly throughout her life. According to her family, she was on track to be the family poet laureate from loving and memorable poems she had written over the last 70 years for coveted celebrations of family and friends. She excelled in tennis, swimming and bridge.

Julia Kathryn traveled to the Holy Land with a group of Mississippi pilgrims and frequently visited her family in California and beyond. She sowed very good seeds during her time here on Earth and many were fortunate recipients of some of them, for which they and we have always been grateful.

Julia Kathryn attended Bellhaven College, was a member of the American Cancer Society Support Group, was a longtime member of the Pine Needle Garden Club, United Methodist Women and the "As You Like It" Social Club. She was also the Junior Auxiliary of Columbia Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 2012, was a member of the Columbia Cosmopolitan Club, Monday Night Dinner Ladies Bridge Club and a Marion County General Hospital Auxiliary Member. Along with being a part of the First United Methodist Wonderful Wednesdays at Wesleys, she participated in Vacation Bible School for Children and After School Tutorial Program as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Julia Kalil Matulich, and husband, Harold E. Pittman.

She is survived by her son, Greg Pittman of Columbia; sister, Jan Anderson (Terry) of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; brother, Joe Matulich (Stacy) of Mill Valley, Calif.; nephews, Matt Anderson of Hattiesburg and Julian Matulich of Los Angeles, Calif.; niece, Katie Alligood of Baton Rouge, La., and grandson, Ben Pittman of San Francisco, Calif.

Pallbearers were Matt Anderson, Julian Matulich, Terry Anderson, David Fite, Reed Houston and Keith Gaughf. Honorary pallbearers were the Ladies of Prayer Group.

 Friends and family may sign an online guest book at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.

 Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.