East Texas 4th grader passes away after illness

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - A school district in East Texas is mourning the loss of one of their students.

According to Longview Independent School District, Jason Pettigrew, a 4th grader at Ned E. Williams Elementary School, passed away following a recent illness.

Pettigrew was born on October 8, 2006, in Longview. He passed away, Tuesday, January 2.

He was 11-years-old.

Visitation will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Bigham Mortuary, located at 1007 South Martin Luther King Boulevard with funeral services set for Saturday, at 11:00 a.m., at Bethel Baptist Church, lat 323 South Court Street in Longview.

Pettigrew will be laid to rest at Grace Hill Cemetery, located at 601 West Marshall Avenue.

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