Leonzo Pettiford born September 27, 1942 to the late Issac Floyd Pettiford Sr. and Beatrice Cooper Pettiford, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2017, at the Veteran Affairs Hospital Durham, NC. Leonzo was educated in Durham Public Schools and completed a degree in Art from the University North Carolina of Chapel Hill and served in the United States Navy. He was cherished by his loving wife Patricia Hill Pettiford, his daughters Dorceia Pettiford, Latrice Brockman of Durham, NC; sons Celisus Pettiford of Burlington, Charles Bailey Jr., Patrick Bailey, Antwan Brockman of Durham; four grandchildren Shantwon Perry, Issac Pettiford, Xazair Pettiford, Josiah Brockman of Durham and three great grandchildren. Four brothers John (Shirley) Pettiford of Greensboro, NC, Kenneth (Gloria) Pettiford of Burlington, Victor (Regina) Pettiford, Timothy (Renee) Pettiford of Durham; two sisters Linda Carrington of Durham, and Denise (Donald) Terry of Manassas, VA; his aunt Emma Lois Mayo of Durham, and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Three siblings preceded him in death Sonja Rains, Issac ‘Floyd’ Pettiford Jr. and Evelyn Brooks. Funeral service on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at New Bethel, service at noon, visitation at 1:00 pm.
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