Mr. William Lee Pruitt was born October 7, 1940, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and Jimmie Lee Pruitt in Nettleton, Mississippi. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined New Prospect M.B. Church of Nettleton, Mississippi, under the leadership of Reverend Davoil. He later united with College Hill CME Church, where he remained a faithful member until his transition. He was a member of the male chorus. William worked for many years as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed hunting and gardening in his spare time.
William leaves to cherish his memory: three daughters, Barbara Rainey of Amory, Mississippi, Shelia Pruitt of Racine, Wisconsin, and Willie Jean Owens of Okolona, Mississippi; three sons, William Pruitt of Alabama, Larry (Latonia) Pruitt of Tennessee, and Tommy Gene Conoway of Okolona, Mississippi; three sisters, Sally Miller of Verona, Mississippi, and Ola Pruitt, and Essie Golden, both of Pontotoc, Mississippi; twenty-two grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two aunts, Johnnie M. Mattlock of Memphis, Tennessee, and Lossie D. Donaldson of California; special caretaker and nephew, Terrell Pruitt of Pontotoc, Mississippi; a special pharmacy tech/niece, Tashunda Conway, of Pontotoc, Mississippi; two special friends, Druzilla Harden and Thomas Chewe, both of Pontotoc, Mississippi; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends, and relatives. William was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Jimmie Lee Pruitt; grandparents, Robert and Daisy McIntosh; son, Larry Pruitt; and two brothers, John Robert Pruitt and David Lee Pruitt.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 28, 2020, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. Face coverings are required. Service will be Sunday, November 29, 2020, at 2:00 PM at College Hill CME Church Cemetery in Pontotoc, MS.
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