Leroy Kitty Pitt was born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, St. Michael. She was educated at Hindsbury School to third standard.
On leaving school, she worked in the Agricultural Section at the then Agriculture Department, now the National Conservation Commission, at Codrington, St. Michael and Graeme Hall, Christ Church.
Her duties involved weeding cane plants and flowers. She married Nathaniel Pitt and had six children, three deceased. She has 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She described life in the “olden days” as hard and rough but stressed that she was determined to make it for the sake of her family. Mrs. Pitt offered this word of advice to young people. “Look for a job and be prepared to work hard, in my day I worked real hard for six cents a day and I made it.”
Son, Darnley Eastmond said his mother was strict and shared lashes when chores assigned were not completed when she returned home.
Now residing in Browne’s Gap, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church, Leroy is a devout member of Mizpeh Pentecostal Church and enjoys a hearty meal and chatting with family and friends.