AMEL M VITT

February 12, 1930 - April 16, 2024

Burial will take place at River View Memorial Gardens
Date: 4/23/24
Time: 10am

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Amel (Amy) Abdul Aziz Mutair Vitt
February 12, 1930 to April 16, 2024
Devoted Mother, empowering Teacher, and trailblazing Woman, Mom was most proud of her five accomplished and loving children:
Michelle Vitt Baker, Herbert C. Vitt III, Christopher M. Vitt, Shawn A. Vitt and Denise A. Vitt. Born in Baghdad, Iraq to a very prominent and prosperous family, Mom was one of ten children. In her later years she shared highlights of her childhood and young adulthood that revealed her courageous spirit to push the boundaries of what was acceptable for a young Muslim woman. Mom journeyed to the United States in 1950 via a scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park, where she completed a 4 year course of study and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude. While pursuing her degree, Mom met her future husband, Herbert C. Vitt, Jr., a young World War II veteran attending the college on the GI Bill. After graduating, they were married and started their new life together in Pennsylvania. After the first three children were born in Pennsylvania, the family moved several times – Maine, California, Louisiana, and eventually Florida – as Dad pursued new opportunities he was hired by Boeing to support the space program at the Kennedy Space Center. Mom was a long time resident of Brevard County for 58 years and a renowned Elementary school teacher for 37 years. Mom was listed in the prestigious publication “ Who’s Who” as an outstanding and innovative educator. Over the years she taught at the Montessori Kindergarten in Merritt Island, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary, and first grade at Tropical Elementary. Mom’s reputation as an innovative and effective Educator resulted in parents specifically requesting her for their children. Most remarkably, when those Children became parents themselves, they came back to Tropical Elementary with the next generation demanding Mom teach THEIR children. For over 30 years Mom shaped and molded hundreds of young minds many of whom were successful. Numerous times when Amy’s children were recognized by their last name it came as no surprise that they were proudly told that “your Mom was my first grade Teacher!” Even though Mom retired at age 73, she continued to work as an office assistant at the law office of her daughter, Michelle Baker, for 6 years.
Endowed with an incredible sense of fairness, extreme intelligence, caring and kindness to all, Mom was a humble woman when it came to her own accomplishments. If you were invited to our house, you were going to be fed delicious fresh home cooked meals and desserts. Mom was well known to make the best chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and many other fantastic desserts.
Mom was so proud of all her children, and their incredible achievements, both personally and professionally. Mom was also Grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren —Cory Vitt, Rachel A. Baker and Kate Heidenga.
Our heartfelt and grateful appreciation goes to Mom’s neighbors, all the friends of the family, the dedicated and tireless nurses and doctors at Health First Cape Canaveral, Mom’s caregiver from Assisting Hands of Brevard County, and most of all those very special angels on earth who helped our Mother with her final journey at Health First hospice.
May She Rest In Peace.