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.
Mill Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery
6329 Mill Swamp Road
Ivor, VA 23866