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Derrick Vidal Pettis

January 31, 1981 ~ June 8, 2020 (age 39)


Derrick Vidal Pettis, 39 of Charlotte, passed away Monday morning, June 8, 2020 at his home.

Derrick Vidal Pettis was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 31st of 1981. As a young child, he relocated to North Carolina with his parents Gwendolyn & Charles Watkins. He was a graduate of West Charlotte High School and later employed by The City of Charlotte & Duke Energy. He enjoyed movies, music, cars (Cadillacs to be exact), and spending time with family and friends. He was affectionately known amongst his friends as “V” and “Uncle V” to others. He fell asleep in death on June 8, 2020. He is survived by his parents Charles & Gwendolyn Watkins; four siblings Nancy & Marcus Montgomery their children Micah & Madison, Carla & James Stewart, Duran & Amber Watkins their daughter Camai and Cierra & her children Julian, Jade and Jett; his children Simone & Bryce Pettis and their mother Meleia Curry, Talia & King’Samori. As well as a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Private family services will be held  Friday, June 12, 2020.   Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 1:00pm -3:00pm. 




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June 11, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Edwards Funeral Homes
120 College Street
Norwood, NC 28128

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