Dolores “Speed Buggy” Pettey


Dolores Ardelia Pettey, aka Speed Buggy, age 62, of Columbus, Ohio transitioned from her Earthly home to her Heavenly home on Monday, July 5, 2021. Dolores was born in Columbus, Ohio to parents Clinton A. and Signora J. Pettey on October 4, 1958.

Dolores was a graduate of South High School and studied at Columbus Technical Institute. Dolores was previously employed with Franklin County Public Health and City of Columbus Home Health. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend to many. She was a 29-year member of The Columbus Flames Motorcycle Club.

Dolores was preceded in death by her father, Clinton Pettey; sister, Senorie Gaston; and infant brother.

Dolores is survived by mother, Signora Pettey; sons, Lewis, Ja’Juan “Scooter”, and Quinton “Stretch” Pettey; daughter, Na’Jiyyaha “Sassiā€ Pettey; sister, Evelyn Howie; uncle, Lewis Pettey; nephews, Sanford II (Kerrie), Caleb, and Cyrus Howie; nieces, Sameaka Gaston and Sierra Lanier; cousin/chauffeur, Gregory Marshall; cousin, Tommy Martin; she was a foster mom and a host to many, many family members and friends. Special recognition to close family members and friends, too numerous to name.

Public Visitation 1:00pm, Private Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Friday, July 16, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages


    To the Pettey we send our sincere condolences. We loved Delores very much. She had the heart of gold. She will be missed by so many people. R.I.H. Spread your wings. One flame.

  2. Wanetta Collins

    I’m so sorry for your lost she will surely be missed rest in peace speed buggy praying for your family strength

  3. You already know how hurt I am. I’m sure your probably saying “T, put on your big girl panties!” I’m going to miss you D Pettey! It was good ride.

  4. Jamie Roberson

    My Sister you are truly going to be miss by me . No more morning Facebook coffee and see what’s going on at I’m Survivor Sanctuary Farm . Taking about our favorite farm animals Cornholeo and Tex. Speed Buggy we may not have seen each other face to face often. But Facebook let us check on each other. The Heavenly Garden got a new Beautiful Flower keep blooming see you when I get there. R. I. H. My sister Love Lady Soul (Jamie)

  5. Brenda Dobbins

    Sincere condolences to the family from the Petty and Dobbins families in North Carolina. Rest in peace dear cousin.

  6. Yvonne (Biddy) Robertson

    Sincere condolences to the family. Grew up with the Pettey family, house on the corner of Geers and Forest. Me and my siblings stayed and feasted off the cherry tree they had in their yard a meeting place for hours where we ate cherries, laughed and talked what seemed like for hours.
    Mrs. Pettey, Aunt Jessie, Senior and Delores a lifetime of memories to talk about. Rest in perfect peace Delores. You fought a good fight.

  7. To the Pettey family and the Columbus Flames, my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss, sending prayers for comfort.

  8. Kathleen Phillips Tedder

    We can’t imagine what you are feeling, but let us share our heart-felt condolence to the Pettey family. Today and always, may loving memories bring peace, comfort, and strength to you all. You will be missed.

  9. Trena aka Happy

    Speed Buggy, we have so many memories. You know exactly how I feel about you. Im going to miss your presence our talks and the laughter. You were my road dog and my friend. Rest well Sissy. Condolences to the family and to our Flames family.


    My prayers go out to the family of Delores Pettey. God gives us a special flower, special person that puts other before themselves, person you can call and will always answer, friend in a time of need, and then He says a job well done my good and faithful servant, it is time to come home to your reward, your crown is waiting for you. Speed Buggy you will be missed. I will always remember the good times. Rest on.

    Weeping may endure for a night, but, God’s unspeakable joy cometh in the morning.

    To the Flames MCC…….stay Flames strong.

  11. Dr. Charles Dobbins Jr

    To the Pettey and Dobbins Family, may the grace and peace of God be with us all. Rest in heaven cuzzo as you will be truly missed
    “Big Rev” a.k.a. Charles Dobbins Jr

  12. Pauline Summerall

    Prayer going to the Family of speed buggie and to the Columbus flames .

  13. Gloria Owensby

    My prayers go out to the family of Delores Pettey and my deepest sympathy.

  14. My prayers go out to the family of Deloris (Dee) Pettey
    I going to miss my friend and neighbor talking in driveway ,checking up on each other. Rest In Peace

  15. Maurice Dobbins

    Condolences and deepest sympathy to the family from Maurice Dobbins and family (Tampa, FL). May you rest in peace my cousin. You have gone to a better place, may GOD “keep & bless” all the family.

    Isaiah 41:10

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