Lena Pettiet

Lena Pettiet
September 15, 1982 - May 5, 2016

Services for Lená Pettiet will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van with Bro. Dennis Morris and Bro. Ed Ridge officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Hilliard Funeral Home. A private family graveside will be held at Sand Flat Cemetery.

Mary Lená Pettiet was born September 15, 1982 in Tyler, Texas and passed away at the young age of 33 on May 5, 2016 in Tyler. She had been a resident of the Grand Saline/Fruitvale area most of her life, also living in Austin and Dallas. She graduated from Grand Saline High School in 2001, and received her RN from TVCC. She was currently working on her BSN at Texas Tech. She worked as a nurse for Dallas Day Surgery for two years, and also worked for Spine and Joint in Dallas. She previously worked as a paramedic for Champion in Canton. She was a member of Sand Flat Baptist Church, was a crossfit enthusiast, enjoyed traveling, and loved animals.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James & Bea Whisenhunt.

Survivors include her parents, Jimmy & Kimbra Pettiet of Fruitvale; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly & Todd Williamson of Prichett; two nieces, Makenzie Pettiet & Melodee Gomer; nephew, Jaxon Pettiet; uncles and aunts, James & Paula Whisenhunt of Fruitvale, Brenda & Ken Whitman of Brandon, FL, Tommy & Juanita Pettiet of Magnolia; and her beloved fur babies, Foxy & Max.
If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75701, or an animal rescue of your choice.