MARY JANE “JANIE” WEBB PRUITT

Mary Jane “Janie” Webb Pruitt of The Garden House Assisted Living in Anderson, South Carolina, was called home peacefully by our Heavenly Father after almost 92 years of life on Sunday evening, October 7, 2018. Her only daughter Becky Pruitt was by her side.

Born on December 14, 1926, in Belzoni, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Webb, Sr.

Janie met her husband Joe Major Pruitt, Jr. while he was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Janie was a true Southern Belle in every sense of the word and Joe loved it!

Joe and Janie Pruitt were married for 46 years and had four children: Joe Major Pruitt III, Rebecca Ann Pruitt, Frank Gregory Pruitt (wife, Pam Richbourg Pruitt) and Ernest Bruce Pruitt (wife, Betsy Fesperman Pruitt). Ernest and Betsy Pruitt had her only two grandchildren Weston Major Pruitt and Jacob Wyatt Pruitt, whom she absolutely adored!

She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Anderson and the Darcas Sunday School Class. She was known as a friend to all and an enemy of none.

Janie was a devoted loving mother to her children and wife to her husband Joe.

Her husband Joe preceded Janie in death on November 21, 1994. Joe Major Pruitt III (Major), her first born, preceded his mother in death on May 12, 1964. Frank Gregory Pruitt (Greg), her second son, preceded his mother in death on May 15, 2008.

Janie had two sisters, one brother and one brother-in-law who preceded her in death: Eoline Jones, Evelyn Sue Hill, Colonel Ernest Linwood Webb, Jr., and Dr. J. Crayton Pruitt, Sr.

A Funeral Service was held at the McDougald Memorial Chapel at 2211 N. Main Street, Anderson, SC on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 am. There was a private family burial at New Silver Brook Cemetery.

The family of Janie Pruitt would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Alene Campbell, a special friend and caregiver to Janie for over 16 years, to the entire staff at The Garden House Assisted Living in Anderson where Janie was a resident for over 7 1/2 years, and to Jimmy Pennell and his team, Kim, Amanda, Becky and Mary of Upstate HealthCare Services, Inc., for their special care for Janie.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 307 S. Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624, Calvary Home for Children, 110 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621, Patriot Hospice, 54 Bear Drive, Greenville, SC 29605 or Meals On Wheels, 105 S. Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29624.