Ms. Evelyn Darlene Pruitt was born on September 3rd, 1957 at Anderson Hospital. She departed this life on February 8th, 2018 at AnMed Health Medical Center. She was born to the late David “Titt” Valentine and the late Cornelia Johnson Valentine.
She joined Pine Grove Baptist Church at a very early age. She was a very active member of the church; Preident of the Pulpit Aid, member of the Missionary Board, Program organizer/planner, president of the unity choir until her health would not allow her to anymore. She was a graduate of Crescent High School class of 1976. She graduated Anderson College with a degree in Tailoring/Interior Design. She worked several years at Bobby Dan as a seamstress, at Anderson School District Three as a bus driver and a substitute teacher. She retired from Gerber in Pelzer in the early 1990s.
She leaves to mourn three daughters, Varenia Alfreda (Kerri) Griffin of the home, Monica Monique Rice of the home and Beenessa La’Quan (Ron) Lesesne of Asheville NC; three grandchildren, Evelyn Nevaeh Chantez Pruitt-Lee, who was the jewel of her eye and of the home, Tamia L. Lesesne of Asheville, NC, and Eric V. Chestnut of Myrtle Beach, SC; Nana's boys, Quel and Jaylon Freemen of Anderson, SC; godson, Michael Jones of Iva, SC; special nephew, Jared Groves of Anderson, SC; brothers, Garland (Doris) Valentine of Fort Worth, TX, James (Shirley) Valentine of Anderson, SC, and Mashon (Mary) Willingham of Greenville, SC; sisters, Geraldine (Richard) Latimore of Greenville, SC, Minister Kathy (Pat) Jones of Iva, SC, Hilda (Willie) Anderson of Andrews, SC, Diane Blount of Raleigh, NC, Sandra (Lenard) Williams of Belton, SC, and Betty (Ronnie) Flood of Rochester, NY; sister-in-laws, Charlene “Sister-in-Law” Moore and Beverly Valentine; and several other godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Pruitt; her parents, David and Cornelia Valentine; sisters, Connie Rice and Lee Frances Williams; brothers, Wayman Valentine and Artis Valentine; and a very special aunt, Marie Beaty.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Iva, SC. The interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home, 1397 First Avenue Starr, SC.
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In Loving Memory Video Tribute of Mrs. Evelyn Darlene Pruitt