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Reverend Lottie J. Bittner – January 11, 2014

Bittner Obit PhotoReverend Lottie J. Bittner, 68, formerly of Tell City, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Amarillo.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rev. Connie Snider officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Agape Community Church in Cannelton, Ind., under the direction of Huber Funeral Home.

Lottie was born Oct. 5, 1945, in Owensboro, Ky., to Vernon and Jean Fuqua. At age five, her family moved to Cannelton, Ind., where her father pastored a church, ran a furniture store and a restaurant. She married Robert “Bob” Bittner on Oct. 22, 1964, at Millstone United Methodist Church in Indiana.

Lottie pastored the Tell City Pentecostal Church for two years, and then pastored the Glorious Church for 10 years, before becoming a full-time evangelist. She attended Agape Community Church before moving to Amarillo, Texas, where she attended The Church “of New Beginnings”.

Prior to moving, she worked for the Agape Thrift Store, where she loved working with the ladies. She also enjoyed singing, outside gardening, antiquing. She loved the Lord, going to church and visiting with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Bittner and wife Joy of Amarillo and Eli Bittner of Jasper, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Betty Bittner of Collinsville, Miss.; a brother, Jeff Fuqua and wife Lynda of Cannelton, Ind.; two grandsons, Freddie Singer and Anthony Bittner, both of Collinsville, Miss.; three stepgrandchildren, Katrina Phillips and husband Michael, Donny Stone and wife Terrye and Krystal Dubose and husband Jeremy, all of Amarillo; six great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-grandson; three nieces; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation and viewing will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Lottie J. Bittner Memorial Fund, in care The Church “of New Beginnings”, of 2504 S. Williams St., Amarillo, TX 79103.

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