Lydia Gloria "Malandra" Pittman, 88, passed
away on September 11, 2016 at Methodist
Hospice Residence in Memphis, Tennessee. She
was actively involved for many years at
Christ the King
Catholic Church in Southaven. She also enjoyed 8 years at Ave Maria
Assisted Living in Bartlett, Tennessee.
While at Ave Maria she participated in
exercise, Bible study, crafts, Wii Bowling
and other games. It was at Ave Maria that
she learned to knit, going on to provide
hundreds of hats and scarves for her family,
friends, and local charities.
Lydia, the youngest of 7, was born in Fall
River, MA to Raffaele and Assunta Malandra.
She was married to the love of her life,
Bill, for 54 years. Lydia is survived by her
3 daughters, Susan (Gary) Knighton of
Hartwell, GA, Sharon (Jerry) Yale of
Chelsea, AL and Christy (Jim) Bendall of
Bartlett, TN; 6 grandsons, Bill Knighton of
Hartwell, GA, Jerry Yale (Tara) of
Hillsborough, NC, Joshua Yale (Kat) of
Leeds, AL, Jonathon Yale (Ashlea) of Helena,
AL, James Bendall and Joey Bendall of
Bartlett, TN and 6 great-grandchildren, Mary
Yale, Elijah Yale, Jemarius Andrews, Chloe
Andrews, Ava Yale and Carter Yale. Lydia was
preceded in death by her husband, William
Clarence Pittman, and grandson, Benjamin Lee
Margaret Simmons Powell
sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I knew
Lydia from Christ the King Church.