Born: Saturday Sep 25, 1926

Died: Wednesday Jul 22, 2020


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. 

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Lorene was one of my 3 mothers & I loved her dearly.
Janice Combs

Cathy & Family, I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. May God grant you comfort & peace now and in the days ahead. Mary Jane Wilson (Widows for Christ)
Mary Jane Wilson

Cathy I am so sorry to hear about your mama. Mama and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time or sorrow. We love you.
Kathy Bowman

Cathy and family- When we moved into the neighborhood in February of 1996, Lorine was there. We not only became neighbors but friends. She always treated us like family and quickly became like a "mother" to Lynda and me. She lived a good and long life and we will miss her dearly. May GOD bless you during this time. We will always love your mom and we will never forget her!
Thomas A. Wilson

Cathy, I will be praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Teresa Smith

Cathy and Family. We are so sorry about the loss of our little sweetheart. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many. Especially by Mama. They both enjoyed their little visits and chats. She is now healed. Our loss but Heavens gain. May our Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around you and give you the comfort and peace that only He can. Our deepest sympathies, Tim and Diana Biggs and Vivian Shough
Diana Biggs

Cathy my prayers are with you in your time of need. Your Mother is safely wrapped in the arms of Jesus. May God Bless you.
Margaret Wray

Dear Cathy & Ted, What a lovely person your Mother was. When we lived on Maryland Ave. many years ago she and your Dad became our friends and neighbor. We would also see them at Morehead City in the mornings while we were all on vacation walking the beach. I know you have many happy memories and let those memories give you comfort. God Bless.
Laura & Bill Horsley

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! We know the night of July 22, there was truly a grand reunion with Lorine and Flick, mama and daddy, and "The Gang"! What fun times they all had making memories and all your and Ted's time with them making family memories! Cathy, those memories will bring you such peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Tim and Beth Shelton
Beth Shelton

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of your sweet mom passing away. She was such a sweet person and always smiled and she was a special lady. I pray that God comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Love and Prayers, Eugenia
Eugenia Corum

Cathy - our deepest condolences upon the loss of your dear, sweet Mother. It was always a pleasure to see her out and about and always with that beautiful smile. Always hold close those precious memories and they will make even the darkest day bright. Both of your parents were always special to us and just thinking of them brings joy and happiness to our hearts. We know they are both still smiling now they are together again! Love and prayers.
Calvin and Susan Stultz

Cathy my heart goes out to y’all I know you loved your mama she was such a sweet soul and y’all had such a great and loving life together I remember both your parents growing up. As you know with Jesus Christ in our heart and as our Savior we will all be in Heaven together for eternity I was so lucky to have enjoyed having all you great girls from Draper in my life as we all grew up at the greatest time in our lives... I love you and am praying for you as I know your heart is touched with your loss Love Mark
Mark Ellis

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