Kimberly Ann Pettaway

Kimberly Ann Pettaway 57, of 18 Loxley Drive Johnston, Rhode Island passed away at the home of James and Sandra Henry 28 Justin Way Cranston, Rhode Island. Born in Toledo, Ohio on April 24, 1958, she was the eldest daughter of the late Major and Shirley (Brown) Pettaway. Kimberly was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1976, and a URI Graduate of 2009. She was an employee of the former Providence Head Start Program for 19 years as well as a longtime former employee of the Fox Point Boys and Girls Club. For the past 6 years, Kimberly was a Child Development Supervisor at Children's Friend in Providence RI. She is survived by her loving sisters; Sandra Henry of Cranston, RI, Janet Pettaway of Providence, RI, and Bridget Pettaway of Providence, RI; her brother in laws James Henry of Cranston, RI and Victor Pacheo of Providence, RI; nieces Amanda, Ashley, Amber, Selenia, and Madison; her nephew Major; and her loving companion Donald Wilson. A memorial service will be held Friday April 8th at 6:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Children's Friend 153 Summer Street Providence, RI 02903.

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Condolences

Laurie Lucia - 04/01/2016

My sincere condolences to Kim's family. She was truly a special individual. I had the great pleasure to work with her for many years. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. May she feel no more pain and rest in peace,!

NANCY CONTI - 04/01/2016

I had the pleasure to work with Ms Kim for many years. She was a amazing, loving and caring person. May she rest in peace under the enternal light of the Lord

Jacqui Nye - 04/01/2016

With your strength Kim, I will continue the work. May you be at peace.

Beverly Kenyon - 04/01/2016

My heartfelt sympathy and love to Kim's family and loved ones. Thank you for sharing her with us. She will be missed. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories she leaves behind.

Linda Correia - 04/01/2016

My deepest sympathy to Kim's sisters and family. So glad I had the privilege of working with Kim for many years. Kim was a wonderful person with a sweet spirit who's beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew her. All my love to you Kim may you rest in peace in the arms of the angels.

Carol Samos - 04/01/2016

Rest in peace my dear friend

Terrance Monroe - 04/01/2016

My deepest sympathy to the Pettawy family.

Charlotte Patterson - 04/01/2016

Miss Kim was a great inspiration to me and my daughter. She encouraged me as a parent to pursue a career in early childhood education. She will surly be missed. My sincere condolences to her family. She is already missed dearly by her Headstart family as well.

Milagros Weber - 04/01/2016

My deepest condolences to the family, Miss kim was a loving and positive people, Miss Kim I will always remember you with that contagious smile that you always had.

Ann Gardner - 04/01/2016

Miss Kim you have had such a positive influence on so many people, more than anyone could know. I am blessed to have worked with you. You were such an advocate. Loved that beautiful smile and personality. God bless your family.

Linda. Monroe - 04/01/2016

My deepest Condolences to the family of Kim Pettaway.
Limbo as I called her was a dear friend with a heart of gold. She will surely be missed my many friends and acquaintances . Rest in Peace my dear friend. Gone but never forgotten. You are now another angel I feel will be watching down on us all.

Cheryl Monroe - 04/01/2016

My lord, there's just no words that can measure the feeling of shock that your journey is so soon complete. Nevertheless only God can know your total story and although we may questioned and not understand its our call to just trust that God knows what we need and we need to trust his plan even when it's most difficult. Rest in peace my friend Kim. I pray strength peace comfort and endurance for all left behind.

Mary Anne Cullen - 04/01/2016

My sincere sympathy to the Pettaway Family. You lost an integral part but will surely treasure her in your hearts forever. Remembering from your days at Flynn, how close your family ties are (especialy Madison, Ashley and Selena). Stay together. Let Auntie's legacy live on in you.

Peggy Lascola - 04/01/2016

Kim will be missed greatly.I had the privilege of working with her for many years. She was always there for everyone that needed help, even when she could of used a little help herself. She was selfless, caring, and all around wonderful person who thought of others before herself. RIP Kim, fly with the angels and continue to look after your family from heaven.

chrystal wheeler - 04/01/2016

Your smile is always beautiful. Rest now angel. K

Enjoli M. Thomas - 04/01/2016

My deepest Condolences and Sympathy to the Pettaway family. I am with such a heavy heart as I just found out of the passing of Miss Kim! I will always remember her beautiful smile and kind heart! May My thoughts and Prayers be with the family.

Brytanie Gumpton and Dee Rice - 04/02/2016

Sending our warmest condolences to Miss Kim's friends and family. She was truly one of a kind and one of the kindest, sincere souls. Anyone who came into contact with her can ever forget that smile and soothing voice. RIP Beautiful

Linda Viau Garceau - 04/02/2016

I am so very saddened by this. Kim and my Mother, Marion Viau worked together, side by side at Providence Headstart until my Mother's illness forced her to retire early in 1991, eventually with her passing in 1992. I can remember how hard it was for Kim to continue to work without my mother by her side, they were like two peas in a pod in the classroom, they had so much fun together and the children really love them. Oh how my mother loved Kim!.. Just like a daughter, on their days off, my mother and her would go out together shopping and then they would come back to our house to have coffee or tea. We had so many laughs with her. I am really sorry to hear about her passing. To the entire Pettaway family, she was one-of-a-kind and always brought joy to everyone. I will never forget her big smile. My deepest condolences to the family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda A Wimer - 04/02/2016

My heart is heavy because you were taken too soon. Then I realized God needed you to love and guide all the little children who also passed too soon. Your love and compassion and that smile will shine so brightly that all the little children will seek you out. Rest easy my friend ......

Paula Joel - 04/02/2016

Sending my heartfelt condolences, love, courage and prayers, to the Pettaway family. Please know that many others are adding their strength to yours, during this very difficult time.

Bobby Britto-Oliveira - 04/02/2016

My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Kim's Family!
I met Kim when I was about 8 when she started working at the club in the Sharp Room at Fox Point Boy's & Girl's Club. She was nice and sincerely dedicated to us kids. She will be missed! 🙏🏽

Ozie DiLorenzo - 04/02/2016

A light has gone out that will never be replaced. Kim's charisma and devotion were one of a kind. She made the hard days easier and the good days better. She was a blessing to me. My condolences and prayers. May she rest sweetly in God's loving arms.

Ruth Fowler - 04/02/2016

Kim will be truly missed. Kim has and will always have a special place in my heart. My condolences and prayers to and for the Pettaway family.

Deborah Riccio - 04/02/2016

My condolences to Kim's family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss Kim a tireless advocate for children! You are all in my prayers.

Cheryl Robinson-Roberts - 04/02/2016

Sending prayers and deepest condolences to you; Kim was such a beautiful and gentle person she will be missed by all that came in contact with her sweet spirit.

Sharon Jones -4/2/2016 - 04/02/2016

My deepest condolences to the family. Kim was a beautiful, compassionate person person who taught us the true meaning of love. All who meet her love her spirit. She will be greatly missed. To be absent from the body, is to be present with Jesus! RIP..

kim MonagHan - 04/02/2016

I am so sorry for your. Loss Kim was one of akind! She was a very special. Person friend and. Mentor! She kept. Her peeps. In line and was and took care of us from the heart!

Barbara Gianols - 04/02/2016

I worked with Kim at CDI Head
Start. What a bright, loving and supportive friend & co-worker she was to me! I will never forget her beautiful smile, and that sense of humor could light up any day.so sorry for your loss.

Lisa ( Latimer) Adams - 04/03/2016

My sincere condolences to Janet,Bridget,Sandy and your entire family. May God comfort you all during this most difficult time.

Gayle Fandetti - 04/03/2016

My heartfelt condolences to Ms. Kim's family during this difficult time. My heart skipped a beat hearing the news of her passing. She was a wonderful, caring person with a heart of gold who will be missed by many. May she find comfort in the arms of the Lord and may she rest in peace.

Donna Marfil - 04/03/2016

Kim was a good friend and co-worker. She will be missed by many, My condolences to Kim's family and friends. May you rest in peace, my dear friend.

kim samos - 04/03/2016

My condolences to Kim's family. She was a very special and caring person. I am so glad to have had the pleasure of working with her for so many years, I
will miss you so much my friend sweet dreams rest in peace.

Christine Reid - 04/03/2016

My Condolences and Prayers go out to Kim's Family. Kim was a Friend to everyone. RIP

Lori Adamo - 04/03/2016

Kim was the kindest and most caring person and was so devoted to her kids. I'm so saddened to read of her passing. I know there's a special place in heaven for her. RIP Kim

Renita Harris - 04/03/2016

My condolences to your family.

Tracey Braz - 04/03/2016

I will always miss you my friend. It has been an honer and privledge to work and learn from you,the lives you have touched and made better are immeasurable. My heart goes out to your family may they find piece in knowing you will be with them, watching over them always.

Frank, Lucy, Mary and Sean Kelley - 04/03/2016

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Sandy, Janet, Bridget and Donald. We were shocked to hear of Kim's passing. She was a great neighbor. She was a warm friendly woman and we enjoyed joking with her. We will miss her.

Deannett Cruz - 04/03/2016

My condolences to the Petteway family. Kim was and will always be in our hearts. It was a pleasure to have known such a kind hearted sweet and caring person. Fly with the ANGELS MY DEAR FRIEND

Tina (Heyder) Harris - 04/03/2016

My Deepest Sympathies to the Petteway family... Ahhh... Ms. Kim you definately will forever be missed. Your sense of humor, your Smile your guidance for all and most of all the Love you carried for All... I will Miss you dearly my friend, my Target visits wont be the same without you

Danielle Starnino - 04/03/2016

May you rest in peace you were a beautiful person inside and out you will be greatly missed

Lorri Garnett Jones - 04/03/2016

My condolences to the family. Rest in Paradise, Kim.
Children's Friend..will never be the same.

Laurie Sylvia - 04/04/2016

I am so grateful for the lifetime of memories we all share. Sandy, Janet and Bridget I love you all. I may not be there in person, but do know I am with you in spirit. Such a beautiful, kind person Kim was. I will miss her dearly. ((hugs))

Melanie Bucci-Borges - 04/04/2016

My heart is heavy learning that Kim has passed. Kim made this world a better place and she was truly an Angel here on earth. She graced us all with a smile. My family had the pleasure of knowing Kim from the Boy's & Girl's Club in Fox Point and later she happened to be my son's teacher at Friendship Head Start.Absolutely amazing woman! My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones, and may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you all shared

Chantal Duncan - 04/04/2016

I was in total awe and shock when I heard of Ms. Kim's passing. Her contagious smile and heart-warming personality made you feel like family. Kim and I became friends from many trainings of which she was also so knowledgeable. She will be missed dearly! My prayers and love go out to her family and loved ones. Godspeed Ms. Kim.

Sandi Greene - 04/04/2016

Sending prayers. Very sorry for yourloss.

Joyce Butler - 04/05/2016

Kim was a joy to be around and had a way of making everyone else feel the good in her presence. Her smile and the twinkle in her eye always lit up a room. I remember how she beamed with joy and relief when she was almost done with her degree and how much she'd already accomplished long before she'd earned it. As a friend said earlier today, she's was a gem. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

Doreen Dennis - 04/05/2016

It was quite a blow to our family when we learned of Kim's passing. She was a wonderful friend to my daughter and a great person to know. She will be surely missed by one and all. Rest in Peace, Kim

Michelle Wain - 04/05/2016

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dearest Kim. It was an honor to have known such a wonderful person and I will truly miss her and her smile. May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.

Sandra Gaffney - 04/05/2016

My condolences to the Pettaway family Kim will be truly missed by all. Kim was one of the best and always had a smile on her face. Rest in peace my friend

gloria (lewis) cuvilje - 04/06/2016

going to miss tou alot. will never forget you my prayers are with your family.
love you gloria and family

Cheryl Johnson Tella - 04/06/2016

Please accept my condolences.
Kim and I worked at Head start together, and as mentioned from others a beautiful, caring loving person. I was very lucky to have had her as a friend! Prayers to all her family.

THE PETTAWAY NATION FAMILIES - 04/07/2016

Prayers and Condolences

Jason Elijah Brown - 04/07/2016

God bless you family! May he strengthen you and give you peace in this time. I pray for your healing! Love you all!

Cheryl Britto - 04/07/2016

Omg she was very patient with all the kids. She had a heart of gold so said may she RIP

donna gomes - 04/07/2016

Kim it was a pleasure to have known and worked with you at headstart and the foxpointboys and girls club. You will be missed by all. Much love to you and your family. God bless you and your family. Rip kim

Lori Silvia. - 04/07/2016

Prayers to Kim's family. She was a beautiful person, inside and out.

Dany Rath - 04/07/2016

Our family is sending our deepest condolences to the Pettaway family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Ziggyjackson - 04/07/2016

My sister from another mister,I'm going to miss this wonderful woman that I called my sister, and she called me brother, she didn't have any biological brothers, but she treated me has hers. I have 5 biological sisters none of them were as close to me as Kim and I were. For over 20 yrs she was more than a sister to me. She was also a friend my sister in law a loan officer, lol an investment partner, she was the best. Just awesome sauce. I'm really going to miss her.rest peacefully. My sister. Love brother. May those who will miss you,also and loved you find peace and comfort, and rejoice your homecoming.

June M. Scott - 04/07/2016

So sorry to hear of Kim's passing.I remember her beautiful smile and her loving attitude and caringH towards all
who knew her....especially the children that she so lovingly nurtured throughout her years in Head Start. Janet and family, may Kim rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

The Reinholt Family - 04/07/2016

We are so grateful to have known Kim during our years in Providence. She always had a smile and a kind word, and showed so much joy when working with kids. We know she will be deeply missed. Sending sympathy to your wonderful family from Milwaukee. Christine, Greg, James and Clare

Andrea Petteway - 04/08/2016

My family and i are sending our deepest condolences to our family at this difficult time.sorry for your loss R.I.P KIM

joyce nelson - 04/08/2016

Beautiful heartfelt words expressed by many for a beautiful woman, Kim. Reading these brought back so many happy memories of you. It was a pleasure to know,laugh,learn and experience the wonders of childhood with you at Providence Head Start. You were always an angel only now you have your wings. RIP dear lady.

Natalie and David Andrews - 04/08/2016

Our sincere condolences to the family. We were so saddened by this news. Kim was such a loving, caring person and a true friend. She always made time for a chat and a visit when we were in town from NC. She will be missed dearly and memories will forever be in our heart. Wish we could be there to help comfort you. Please know that we care and will continually be praying for your strength. God had another beautiful angel who will continually look over you.

Sandy Oliviera, Fox Point Library - 04/08/2016

Kim was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved her family very much. I had the pleasure of meeting her while she was working at the Fox Point Boy's and Girl's club, I was working in the library. She was wonderful with the kids. I loved her smile and her laugh. When Major was old enough for her to bring in she brought him with her. I enjoyed talking with her about everything. To her family, I am so very sad that she gone, I am sending you all a bunch of hugs.



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