Thomas J (TJ) Pyatt

September 5, 1948 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 72)


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Mr. Thomas Pyatt, affectionately known as "TJ" was born on September 5, 1948 in Georgetown, South Carolina to the late James and Nellie Frierson Pyatt. 

TJ was educated in the Horry County School system. He jointed the Job Corps where he obtained his GED. In 1968, TJ relocated to Rochester, New York with his sister Louise. He worked for several companies including Teale Machine and Gleason Works. TJ also worked construction, specifically roofing, and was the family handyman. In 1973, his beautiful daughter Laverne was born. 

TJ knew how to have a good time. You had to love him. He loved music, he loved to dance and most importantly, he loved his family. TJ was also a good cook. In his love of life he enjoyed hobbies of fishing and gardening. TJ preferred riding his bicycle -- we called it his "two wheeled Cadillac". 

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at age 72, TJ entered into eternal rest. He is preceded by his mother and father, and his brothers: William, Hardy, James and Arthur "Bub". He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Laverne Evans of Port St. Lucie, FL; sisters, Louise Weaver, Emily Williams and Nellie (Reggie) Kittles of Conway, SC and Carrie (Vandy) Wright of Rochester, NY; his brother, Joe Nathan (Debra) Pyatt of Stone Mountain, GA; 2 grandchildren, Marquisa and Markeith Evans; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including his special friend, Rosetta Johnson. 

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Graveside Service
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Bethel AME Church Cemetery
1454 Jackson Village Road
Georgetown, SC 29440

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