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 Edward James Pride

Edward James Pride

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Death 11 Jan 2013 (aged 72)
Burial Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 103782119 · View Source
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Edward James Pride was born August 19, 1940 to Mack Pride, Sr. and Tessie B. Stewart Pride, in Lambert. Both parents preceded him in death.

Edward attended school in Sledge, MS and enjoyed playing both baseball and basketball. He earned a scholarship to play baseball at Alcorn A&M College but chose not to attend. After high school, Edward lived for a time in Memphis, TN. Later he moved to Tucson, AZ for a number of years. From Tucson he moved to Denver, CO where he met his "Queen", his wife Melba.

Edward departed this life on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Corinth. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Melba Pride of Iuka; his son, Ronald J. Pride (Jeri) of Falling Waters, W.V.; his daughters, Miriam Wyatt of Denver and E. Yvonne Grove of Denver, Rosalyn Johnson of Naperville, IL, and Adrienne Jones (James) of Palmdale, CA; 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; three sisters, Bessie Chambers of Chicago, IL, Catherine Sanders of Denver, and Maxine Pride of Dallas, TX; six brothers, Jonas McIntyre of Chicago, Mack Pride, Jr. of Denver, Charley Pride and wife Rozenne of Dallas, TX; Joe Lee Prid and wife Earnestine of Lambert; Harmon Pride of Garland, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lewis Pride.

Pallbearers were Wayne Helton, Paul Whitlock, John Whitlock, Greg Curry, George Reed and Knoz Palmer.


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  • Created by: Jerry Grisham
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103782119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward James Pride (19 Aug 1940–11 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103782119, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Grisham (contributor 47164961) .