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Helen Jones Pruitt

Helen Jones Pruitt of Wakefield passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2020 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Pruitt worked at the “original” Virginia Diner, and was a waitress at King’s Barbeque for 47 years. During this time she was a hairstylist and cosmetologist out of her home, and graded peanuts during peanut season. She loved to work in her yard, which she kept beautifully done, and spend time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie T. and Mattie Mae Jones; her husband of 58 years, George Hassell Pruitt; a daughter, Linda Dale Pruitt, and her siblings, Analene Jones, Fred C. Jones, and Naomi “Julie” Jones.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Cindy Pruitt Shull and husband, Mike, Lisa Pruitt Acker and husband, Bill, George Christopher Pruitt and wife, Amy, and Susan Elaine Pruitt; special granddaughter, Becky “Poo” Lowe and husband, Bryan; grandchildren, D.J., Lee, Jessi “Pugh”, Kelly “Peanut”, Taylor, Thomas, Corey, Cody, and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Michael, Kailey Bug, Zoe, Brent, and Harper; siblings, Mary C. Clark, Jeff R. Jones, and John D. Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special “thank you” to Jessi “Pugh” for all her help and the staff of Compassionate Hospice for their care.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Helen’s home on Friday afternoon. Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890, or to Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department, 155 Fleetwood Ave. Wakefield, VA 23888. Condolences may be posted at www.rwbakerfh.com.

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My Heart goes out to all Her Family. Im so Happy I got to meet Her. She was my Aunt. She came over to Stacys to hear Dad (Rabbit) and I play guitars. She had so much fun. I only saw her a couple times but made a great impression on me. Love you And rest well!!

George Nelson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

It is with tears of sadness that I write this because I was a very lucky person to have her as my second mother. Not only did she help to raise me but she was the special aunt that was fun to be around. Words cannot express how much I will miss her. She will always be in my heart .

Bob Robertson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you, and praying for you and your family, Susan.

Anna Simmons Croak May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mrs. Pruitt was a great lady and always a nice smile whenever I saw her at Kings. Sending love to the family.

Jim Kidd - Richmond, VA May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for Gods Kingdom to come because He knew it would be able to solve all mankinds problems even death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).

Mary May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Family of Helen Pruitt, Helen was a huge asset to King's BBQ and the success of our families business. We are better people and business owners for having known her. May her memory be for a blessing.

Judy King Crocker May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful lady. She was always so kind and had such a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, & co-workers. God Bless and God Speed Helen!

Sharon L Sculthorpe May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of Mrs. Pruitt's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy. Tom, Dana, and Hunter Britt

Dana W Britt May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to your family for the loss of your sweet Mom, my Aunt Helen. She was a funny, loving person who loved her family and others with her whole heart. I remember visiting Uncle George in 2014 and how well her yard was manicured and all the beautiful plants. Prayers for my cousins in the coming days and months! When we no longer have our parents it's truly a different feeling. Much Love to you all Mary Anne

Mary Anne Beacham May 13 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers are with Helen's family at this sad time of her passing. You all are lucky to have had your Mom for as long as you did. She had a sweet smile and a loving spirit and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Jo Anne Daughtrey Dunker

Jo Anne Daughtrey Dunker May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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