Christian Glenn Pitts took his seat in Heaven next to Jesus on Friday, January 28, 2022.
He was born on October 21, 2011 in Midland, Texas to Kelly Ann Brooks and Colter Glenn Pitts. He was perfect from the start but at the age of six months an unfortunate medical mistake left him requiring around the clock care for the rest of his life. Christian never spoke a word, walked, or went to school and always had to be diapered, fed, and bathed. Despite all this, he was our special boy and brought so much joy to our lives. He endured more in his short ten years than most people do in their entire life.
At the age of 5, Christian lost his mother in a car accident, along with his older sister Kadyn Ann Pitts, and his baby sister Bailey Renae Gonzales. With nothing but selfless love, his maternal grandmother, Carol Gutierrez, stepped up to provide twenty-four/seven around the clock care for him. She continued this loving care until his death. His paternal grandparents, Dennis and Shana Pitts, became his backup caregivers and gave Carol much needed breaks every other weekend.
Christian is survived by his dad, Colter Glenn Pitts, of Florence, Colorado, his grandmother Carol Gutierrez of Odessa, his grandfather Gary Brooks and his wife Jackie of Big Spring, and his grandparents Dennis and Shana Pitts of Midland. Also surviving him are his great-grandmothers Audrey Brooks, Mary Briggs, and Wilma Rodgers all of Midland. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Amber and Nick Van Cleave of Midland, Sean and Ashley Brooks, Michael and Heather Brooks, and Isaac Gillaspia, all of Big Spring, and his Aunt Cash Rains of Midland. He also leaves behind numerous great aunts and uncles, cousins, and other loved ones.
The family would like to thank his many wonderful doctors at Cook Children’s Hospital. Numerous health care workers gave care to Christian over the last years and we especially thank Ruby his nurse, Rachel his physical therapist, and Denise his occupational therapist. Thank you to anyone who ever cared for him or touched his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Christian’s name to Cook Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.
The family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2nd at Sunset Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Odessa with funeral services and burial to follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Jon Slayden with Hope Community Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be his uncles Sean Brooks, Michael Brooks, Isaac Gillaspia, and Nick Van Cleave, as well as Sean Torres and Mike Sawyer.
Christian, you have taught us patience, tolerance, flexibility, unconditional love, and most of all selflessness, which ultimately is what God has called us too. Loved by so many and missed by all, you will remain in our hearts forever, but you are now free to run and play in your new God-made resurrected body, and to spend eternity with your Heavenly Father as well as your mother and your sisters. Run free sweet boy.
2 Timothy 4: 7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.