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Evelyn Gray McDonald Pruitt
Birth: Sep., 1908
Death: Jun., 1969

Eulogy given by son Harvie Mac Pruitt

We, the children of Evelyn Pruitt, have been blessed beyond
measure. Some children in the world never have a mother, some only half-time mothers. We have been blessed, not with
just one saintly mother, but with two. One of our mothers,
our beloved Mackie, lived well beyond the scriptural promise of three-score and ten. The other lived only three
score. It was very hard to say " goodbye " to the first mother, it is much, much harder now.

Although we have an unexpressable sorrow thinking of the
happy and fruitful years she might have had, we cannot bear
regrettable grief for she has every promise of
everlasting joy where we will one day join her.

Our mother loved us, sacrificed for us, and continually
pointed us to the Lord. Our prayer is that our mother will
continue to live in our lives as we strive to be more like our Lord. We have a rich heritage of pleasant time, of family jokes, of trials and difficulties of spiritual
enrichment, and much more. She has left for us the greatest inheritance any mother could hope for. As the years move along and our families grow older, only then will we understand all that mother has done for us. Some things we will never understand.

We are not unmindful of the obligations placed upon us, since we have been blessed with such Christian nurture. As young Timothy, we have had both a Eunice and a Lois. We realize that with greater blessing comes greater obligation for "unto whom much is given, much will be required."

Eveyln attended kindergarten at Childers Classical Institute, then the family moved to Lubbock in 1914 when she was 6. She was baptized into Christ at age 12. She attended Lubbock High School 1922-'24. Evelyn enjoyed singing and acting in the school plays. After her Junior year she took tests at the newly named Abilene Christian College. (Childers Classical Institue founded by her father Albert F. McDonald) She skipped her Senior year at Lubbock High to begin at A.C.C in 1925. Evelyn continued on with The Dramactic Club and the Acappella Chorus where she won first place at the girls declamation contest with her excellent delivery of Lincoln's Gettysburg address.

Evelyn attended one year at Texas Tech in Lubbock Tx, 1925-'27 where she met James H. Pruitt, then taught school at Littlefield, Tx at age 19, 1928-'29. Evelyn and James were married at the McDonald home in Lubbock, June 9 1928. Evelyn was proud of her 6 children, (by age) Don, Harvie, Faye, Pat, Joyce and Bill. She obeyed the Gospel at an early age and was a faithful member of the congregation at the Broadeay Church of Christ since about 1921 or '22. Mrs. James H. "Evelyn" Pruitt knew how "much will be required" and met those requirements till she was called home to be with her Lord, June 29, 1969. 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert Fitzgerald McDonald (1859 - 1924)
  Cornelia Gray McDonald (1869 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  James Harvie Pruitt (1904 - 1978)*
 
 Children:
  Faye Pruitt Morgan (1933 - 1990)*
  Marilyn Joyce Pruitt (1936 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kirby Eli McDonald (1887 - 1943)*
  Mary Christian McDonald Niblack (1888 - 1976)*
  William Alex McDonald (1894 - 1973)*
  Evelyn Gray McDonald Pruitt (1908 - 1969)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
wife of James H. Pruitt
 
Burial:
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 42
 
Maintained by: Bill Winner
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Dec 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8178019
Evelyn Gray <i>McDonald</i> Pruitt
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Evelyn Gray <i>McDonald</i> Pruitt
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Evelyn Gray <i>McDonald</i> Pruitt
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