Cecilroy James Pettus, 72, of Jefferson City, died Friday, September 18, 2020, at Jefferson City Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He was born January 8, 1948, the son of Marion Ocelia A. Pettus. He was preceded in death by his mother and his grandmother, Mable Pettus Black, who raised him in their home in Covington, Virginia.
Cecilroy attended the public schools of Covington, Virginia and continued his studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
An avid learner, he pursued a Master’s degree in education and taught in the St. Louis Public School District. After teaching for a while, his passion for changing lives was applied to a new career path, that of being a corrections caseworker at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. He retired from this position after 28 years of service.
Cecilroy was a devoted member of Second Baptist Church serving as a deacon, superintendent of Sunday School, a youth mission counselor, and a member of the Inspirational and Men’s Choirs, the Single’s Ministry and Central District Laymen’s Ministry.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 25, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, the Rev. Cornell C. Sudduth officiating.
The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Cecilroy's obituary page under Tribute Wall at www.dulletrimble.com.
The general public is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are required while in attendance.
Memorials are suggested to Second Baptist Church.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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