Elizabeth Marget Pratt (Betty) was born September 10, 1917 and passed away on May 28, 2013. Betty was a long time resident of Alexandria. Betty has fought the good fight and kept the faith. She has finished her race and now is with her Savior in Glory! Mrs. Pratt was born in Washington DC to Jesse Edward Zea and Marget Elizabeth Zea. Betty was a 70 plus year member of the First Christian Church of Alexandria, Va. She served in many ministries, ACTS, Meals on Wheels, ALIVE and had also taught Sunday school for the youngest of the Saints. Betty was a cornerstone for the after church coffee socials every Sunday as well as dinners and breakfasts held at the church. Her love for the children was also her vocation. Betty served proudly for over 51 years with the Alexandria Police Department as a crossing guard and has worked at every school in the City earning several awards and commendations. Mrs. Pratt was widowed in 1965 after 35 years of Marriage and never remarried. She was also predeceased by her youngest son James Lawrence Pratt. Betty also ran a small catering business for many years, her cakes especially her wedding cakes were much in demand.
In her last years Grand Ma, "Gi-Gi" was cared for by her granddaughter, Theresa Harris Kruszewski and her family in the mountains of Greene County, Virginia. Betty leaves three children to mourn her passing Frank Pratt Jr. (Peggy), Robert Edward Pratt Sr. (Cheryl) and Helen Susan Williams in addition to 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
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Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302Visitation for Elizabeth M. Pratthttp://www.tributes.com/show/Elizabeth-M.-Pratt-95927040#serviceshttp://www.tributes.com/obituary/get_ics/95927040?service=2669590&tr=
June 07, 2013
to 8:00 PM
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 W. Braddock Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22302
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22302Visitation for Elizabeth M. Pratthttp://www.tributes.com/show/Elizabeth-M.-Pratt-95927040#serviceshttp://www.tributes.com/obituary/get_ics/95927040?service=2669591&tr=
June 08, 2013
First Christian Church of Alexandria
2723 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
First Christian Church of Alexandria, 2723 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302Funeral Service for Elizabeth M. Pratthttp://www.tributes.com/show/Elizabeth-M.-Pratt-95927040#serviceshttp://www.tributes.com/obituary/get_ics/95927040?service=2669592&tr=
Betty and I worked in the Beginners Dept of First Christian Church many years ago. What a kind. devoted lady she was. Betty was a tireless worker and I admired her very much.It was a blessing to know her.
Posted by: Audrey Scruggs - Alexandris, VA - Friend Jun 07, 2013
Dear Theresa, Stan, Heather and Kyle,
What a wonderful lady you were blessed to have in your lives. GeeGee will live forever in your hearts and treasured memories. I will never forget her beautiful smile and contagious laugh. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest easy knowing that GeeGee is in God's care and now watching over all of you. We love you. With Love and Sympathy, Ruthie, Wayne, Katie and Amanda
Posted by: Ruthie Scupp - Ruckersville, VA - Family Friend Jun 07, 2013
Teresa and Family,
I know this is a very hard time for you and your family, but what a life she had! and she spent the best part with you! You were so lucky to have her for so long and you are such a giving person, Love You, Janet
Posted by: Janet Breeden - Barboursville, VA - friend Jun 05, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss Teresa. You have been a wonderful granddaughter caring for her all this time. I'm not sure if you remember me but I am Holly Sapp's aunt. Take care.
Posted by: Karen Heckert - PA Jun 04, 2013
Theresa and family,
I am so sorry to hear of GG's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and I am so lucky to have met her several times. Through the coming days remember that God only picks the best. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you!
Posted by: Sarah Bunyea - Stanardsville, VA - Friend of Stan and Theresa Jun 04, 2013