Helen Jones Pruitt

Helen Jones Pruitt

Wakefield, VA
04.07.1940 - 03.11.2020

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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Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
6329 Mill Swamp Road
Ivor, VA 23866
United States


Helen was my sister-in-law but she seemed more like a sister, we lived so far apart we didn't get to see other often but when we did we made-up for lost time - my prayers are with you all.

Harvey Pruitt

My thoughts and prayers to the family so sorry for your loss

Sam Sheffield

Cindy, Lisa, Chris, Susan & Family.

We are sadden to hear this. Your Mom always was such a loving understanding lady. It has been years, but we still remember how wonderful she always treated us and anyone in her company.

We know it will be hard to let go of such a loving Mom. Each of you have special memories to share. Those may help ease the empty feeling as time goes by.

We are sending huge hugs. Please know we are here for you if you need anything.

Nancy & Wanda

Nancy Scott & Wanda Scott-Collins

I am sadden to hear of this. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Phyllis Bryant
Ivor, VA

Phyllis Bryant

So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to the family

kathy & Bruce kinsey

Helen is a part of every memory I have as a child of King’s BBQ. She will be missed! My thoughts and prayers with her family

Patrick Elliott

So very sorry to hear this. I didn't know her personally but she was one of my favorite waitresses at King's Barbecue. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Mary St. Clair

My heart is broken. Helen was "a plugger", and "a fighter". She fought and fought to stay with all of you. She is now with George, and they are walking through the gates of heaven to a very beautiful place. Remember she is always with each of you. Looking over your shoulders and making sure you are safe and taking care of her things.
She will always be in our hearts and memories.
If we can be of any help to you, please call or run up the road.
We love each of you, and so very sorry to lose "our Helen". What a lady!

Brenda and Chuck

Brenda Layne

Prayers for this lovely lady’s family. We remember her at King’s...she was a bright spot as well as an excellent server!

Judi & Wayne Cosby

My Heart goes out to all Her Family. I’m so Happy I got to meet Her. She was my Aunt. She came over to Stacy’s 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

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

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

Anna Simmons Croak

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

Jim Kidd - Richmond, VA

I’m 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 God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would be able to solve all mankind’s problems even death. (Revelation 21:4,5 & Daniel 2:44).


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

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

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

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

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

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