Destiny Taylor Pettry

August 17, 1999 ‒ September 17, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

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 “Vampire” 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.

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  • My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
    May Destiny rip.

  • My condolences to her family an friends may she bring bright rays of sunshine apon everyone an decorate beauty everywhere she flys with her amazing talents. I’m sorry for everyone’s loss. Keep the amazing memories alive forever more! God bless each an every life she may have touched with her beauty and wonderful smiles 🥰

  • She was amazing. She always made me laugh so hard. We would always joke around at work. I am so sorry. She was like a flower that was starting to bloom.

  • Des..your wings may not have shown while you were here with us..but you were a angel to many people. Your smile was infectious. You were beautiful on the inside and out. You will be missed more than you could ever know. Please watch over us till we see you again. Oh and decorate heaven like only you could. Till we meet again xoxo.

  • For Julie, Paige, Alexis and all the family.
    We are so very sorry for your tragic loss.
    Sending our condolences with our heartfelt prayers.
    Pastor Richard Diamond and your friends at Diamond Hill Cathedral.

  • I miss you so much and I still can’t believe I will never see you again. You inspired me, to try new things even if I was scared to. I didn’t know you was going through depression but if I know I would have conferred you. I remember when my great grandma died you was there for me and it meant the world to me, I wish me and you was more close but I know in my heart that you are watching over us and that your a beautiful angel in heaven. I believe that you are a beautiful soul and you brighten the World like no other person can. I can’t believe you are gone but your memory and the moments you shared with everyone who knows you will life forever. Love one of your friends Serena ford

  • Jennifer,
    Our sympathy, hearts and prayers go out to you and all those who love your beautiful girl, Destiny. There is no greater loss in life than the loss of a child, as we lost our daughter 19 months ago. No words can ease the pain but know you are not alone. Take one breath at a time and the Lord will carry you to the next one.
    Donna & Jeff Heck

  • What a heartbreaking loss. Prayers to all her family and friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but have heard so many great things about her. May the happy memories everyone had of her continue to bring you happiness.

  • Destiny was loved by so many. She had such a genuine personality and was so beautiful inside and out. She was so talented. Rest in heaven my beautiful niece, I know your dad is taking good care of you. You will be missed ❤️