MANSFIELD: “Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness”. (Anni Alberts) Destiny Pettry was an amazing artist. Self taught, even as a young girl she recognized how the use of light and dark space brought perspective to her art pieces. To Destiny art was a form of expression. It reflected her beautiful, gentle soul and genuine love for others. Her creativity was an amazing gift from God, who has now called her home.
Destiny Taylor Pettry passed away unexpectedly September 17, 2020 in Mansfield. She was 21 years old.
Destiny was born August 17, 1999 in Mansfield and graduated from Lexington High School in 2019. While in high school she played the flute and percussion for the Band of Gold. A great student with a beautiful personality she inspired and was loved by many of her teachers.
For nearly the past year, Destiny worked at Kroger on Ashland Road.
Destiny loved music…all music, and sang and played music everywhere she went.
When it came to art, she had a creative, raw talent. She sketched using pencil, painted with watercolor and formed art pieces with clay as well. She drew incredibly detailed self portraits. There really was no limit to her beautiful ability.
Destiny loved wearing makeup, “bedazzled” jewelry and colorful outfits, but had a little tomboy in her as well. She loved going to and watching movies and always had to be munching on her “poppycorn”. Destiny could never do anything small, including her first vehicle purchase…. a Ford F-150.
She was a loving young woman with a beautiful smile, always putting others first. She referred to those she loved the most with fun nicknames. Mum, Mema, and JuJu were a few of her fun-loving names for her mother, grandmother, and aunt.
A born again Christian, Destiny was baptized at Diamond Hill Cathedral.
She is survived by her loving mother Jennifer “Mum” Robertson, and her fiancé Michael Greathouse; grandmother Susan “Mema” Robertson; half siblings Courtney (Josiah) Findling, Trey, Bryant, Matthew and Tyler Pettry; aunt Julie “JuJu” Lutz “ and Tyler “Vampier” Mount, uncle Justin Lutz, aunt Cindy Pettry-Devereaux, and uncles Bobby and Glenn Pettry; special cousins who were more like siblings Paige and Alexis Lutz, cousin Tanner Ramey, her very best friend Jessica Miller, grandparents Mary and Jeffrey Sellers.
She was preceded in death by her father Shane Michael Pettry.
Her family will receive friends Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 4-6 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service celebrating the life of Destiny Pettry will begin at 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to assist her family with
cremation expenses. Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes.
Online condolences may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com.