Jolund Pettiford

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Uncle Jo

Jolund Pettiford

May 22, 1943 – December 18, 2000

Jolund Pettiford died after a brief illness in Los Angeles, CA. He was one of the creators of the Pettiford Family tree book. Employed at the Los Angeles Times for 23 years. A co-founder of the Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church and served as a board member.


Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, CA


  1. naomi kaye

    my heart leaps for joy at the very concept: no discredit to any others, but Uncle Jolund was/is my favorite Uncle – I will always treasure the love, laughter, and wisdom that he shared with me (especially when I was trying to be “grown” & away at college) – I really was on a journey to my own maturity…& he blessed me with his attentiveness, and the love that he had for our mother – Naomi Kaye Pettiford

    1. Tim Pettiford (Post author)

      I agree; he loved this family, I miss him! I would not have tried to connect with this (my paternal) family had it not been for him making sure we stayed connected.

  2. Chef Ann

    I have heard so many interesting stories about Uncle Jo. I sure wish I could have had the chance to meet him! May he rest in peace.


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