Obituary For Lorine Blackwell Pruitt

September 25, 1926 - July 22, 2020

Lorine Blackwell Pruitt, age 93 of Eden, passed away on Wednesday evening July 22, 2020 at UNC Rockingham Health and Rehab. 

A funeral service will be held 10 am  Saturday July 25th at Fair Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Pruitt will lie-in-state on Friday from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. for anyone wanting to pay their respect and sign the register book. The service will be on Fair Funeral Homes, Face Book Live for anyone who cannot attend. 

Mrs. Pruitt was born September 25, 1926 in Draper, NC ( Eden) to the late Richard and Stella Mason Blackwell.  She graduated in 1943 from Draper High School. Lorine was a retiree from Fieldcrest Mills as a payroll clerk after 40 years of service. She loved cooking, shopping and working in her garden.  Lorine was a member of the Widows for Christ at Spray Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Pruitt Merritt and husband Ted of Eden ; special niece, Faye Hopkins and special cousin, Leon Combs and wife Ingrid. 

Preceding her in death were husband, Melvin “Flick” Pruitt, brother, Tyrus Blackwell and step-mother, Ruth Blackwell. 

A special thanks to Dr. Paul Sasser, Dr. Terry Daniels and all the nursing staff on the east hall at UNC Rockingham Health and Rehab Center for their loving care to Mrs. Pruitt. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Widows for Christ, Spray Baptist Church, 745 Church Street, Eden, NC 27288. 

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