Lena Gail Billings Pruitt

Published 4:48 pm Monday, January 6, 2020

Lena Gail Billings Pruitt, 87, of Mocksville, died on the morning of Jan. 4, 2020.

She was born June 16, 1932 in Wilkes County to the late Granville and Beatrice Wiles Billings. Mrs. Pruitt was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church. She had retired from the U.S. Postal Service having been a mail carrier in the Advance area.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband of 61 years, Talmadge Lee Pruitt; a son, Lee Pruitt; and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors: 4 children, Stanley Pruitt (Vasta) of Umatilla, Fla., Crystal Maynard (Rick) of Advance, Nena Kaan (Joe) of Germanton and Bradley Pruitt (Jenny Thompson) of Elkin; grandchildren, Joshua Maynard, Stanley T. Pruitt, Julie Maynard, Ashley Bodenhamer and Leeann Kaan; and great-grandchildren, Piper Pruitt, Lily Maynard, Saydee Bodenhamer, Layne Bodenhamer, Jude Maynard, Hannah Johnson, Blake Pruitt and Jensen Watts.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Cornatzer Baptist Church with Pastor Brent Goodwin and Chaplain Barney Jones officiating. The body will be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 at Lambert Graham Funeral Home.

Memorials: Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, PO Box 20424, Winston-Salem, 27120-0424.