Leonard E. Pettiford


Mr. Leonard E. Pettiford, age 76, of Henderson, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 in his residence. He was born in Person County but made his home in Vance County and was a member of New Dimension Ministries in Henderson.
He is preceded in death by one son, Leonard Pettiford, Jr.; his parents, William Jude and Pauline Pettiford; and three brothers: Bryce Pettiford, Dewey Pettiford and Lawrence Pettiford.
He is survived by five children: Bryant Pettiford (Sanya) of Henderson, Angela Clark (Darryl) of Burlington, Greg Pettiford (Nicole) and Ivan Pettiford (Diane), both of Roxboro, and Antonio Gattis of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, Glenn Pettiford of Timberlake; two sisters: Madeline Williams (Curry) and Geraldine Thomas (Garland), both of Roxboro; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; special friend, Dorothy McCain and special daughter, Tiffany McCain, both of Roxboro; and a host of other additional relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. Bryant Pettiford, Pastor of New Dimension Ministries in Henderson, providing the eulogy and Minister Angela Clark, presiding. Burial will follow in Person Memorial Gardens, Hwy 1501, Roxboro. Visitation will also be Saturday at the funeral home from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. when his body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Attendance at the service is limited to 50 individuals and guests will be pre-determined by the family. Please check with the family before the day of the service to confirm that your name is on the guest list. Face masks and social distancing are required.
The family is accepting flowers, but also suggests that donations may be made to the Freedom House Recovery Center of Roxboro, 355 S. Madison Blvd.
Cunningham and Nelson Funeral Directors are in charge of the service of comfort for Mr. Leonard E. Pettiford.
Online condolences may be expressed at cunninghamnelsonfuneralhome.com.


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