Dianna Lee Dunn Pruitt departed this life peacefully on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Ochsner Hospital Westbank Campus. She was 76 years old and a native of Gretna, LA, but a resident of Harvey, LA, for the past 6 years.
She is survived by her husband of the past 41 years, Howard M. Pruitt. Her children, John Manuel (Susan), Cindy Becknel (Donald), Eric Manuel, and Theresa Cheeks (Brad). Her siblings, Pauline Landry (Dennis), Rose Galloway (Hollis), Vergie Weems (Mitchell), and Ruby Sisung. Her grandchildren, Renee’ Walker, Sara Becknel (Shane), Kristen Egler (Tommy), Lindsey Manuel, Brittnie Pruitt (William), and Brice Yaeger (Emily). Her great – grandchildren, Gage, Rylie Walker, Kaden Jung, Natalie and Audrie Egler, Nathan Pruitt, and Christopher Wilcox. She is also survived by a host of several nieces and nephews, other relatives and devoted friends.
She was also a surrogate “Maw – Maw,” to many and never treated anyone like an outsider. If you were hungry, she fed you, if you needed a place to sleep, she would welcome you. It didn’t matter your situation, that’s, just the type of woman she was.
Mom, I will not say goodbye, for I know you will be by my side always, I will carry your memory and love in my heart forever. May you rest in peace until we meet again, Love Johnny.
Momma, I love and miss you so much, its really hard not to call you 5 times a day. Even if you didn’t talk, I knew you were there for advice. I miss seeing you just about every day. Its true when they say Heaven should have a phone, because I would be ringing your line off the hook. My heart is hurting now, but I know you are at peace. I love and miss you always, Love Cindy.
Hey Ma, you were my best friend. We spent everyday together, I’m lost without you, I’m taking care of daddy, don’t worry about him, and I’m handling things the way you taught me. I hope that you are proud of me. I know that you are at peace now and I know you are with the angels. You are our Guardian Angel watching over us. Just make sure you keep an extra eye on daddy. I’m taking care of the puppies; I love and miss you “Ma” Till we see each other again. Always and Forever, Love Theresa.
Maw – Maw, you were always there to help me out of trouble when I needed it no matter how big or small. You never had a problem helping me with my homework. You always knew all the answers to all the questions I would ask. You never told any of your grandchildren no. You were with me when I had Nathan and that was so special. You were like a mother to me. You were my best friend; someone I could always count on to always be there. Love you, Brittnie.
Maw – Maw, I couldn’t have asked for a better “Maw – Maw.” You were the best, you were taken too soon, I love and miss you so much Maw – Maw, Love Brice.
Maw – Maw, I miss you, I’m going to miss playing with you. I love you and miss you “Maw – Maw,” Love Nathan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pruitt were private.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037. (504) 208 – 2119
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