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Renee S. Pratt
Age: 53 yrs
Birth Date: August 24, 1961
Date of Date: Mon, December 08, 2014
Funeral Services: Sat, December 27, 2014
Location: Bible Truth Ministries - Fire Trail Road East
Funeral Time: 11 a.m.
Internment: Woodlawn Gardens
Announcement/Obituary: Her Debut: It was a picturesque Thursday on August 24, 1961, on the island of New Providence, when Ina Louise Pratt (deceased) and Falcon Pratt welcomed a bouncing baby girl whom they decided to call Renee. Her Education: She obtained her early education at Stephen Dillet Primary School and continued onto Donald W. Davis Junior High School as well as, C. C. Sweeting Senior High School where she graduated in 1978. Her Career and Family Life: Renee was gifted in a myriad of areas and whatever she put her hands to, she perfected. One of these areas was cooking. For many years she worked at Original Patties where she was known to be a diligent and hard working woman. As time passed, family became more of a priority and she decided to remain at home. Family, friends, and neighbors alike, flocked to her home where they enjoyed her home cooked meals, her joyous spirit, and infectious smile. Renee was the queen of catering and hospitality. Every holiday, birthday or family celebration, she would prepare fabulous meals accompanied with music, singing, dancing, and laughter. She was the matriarch of the family, and anyone who knew Renee knew that she was in charge! Her house was the homestead of Yellow Elder: a place everyone could call home. She was a virtuous woman, often putting the needs of others before her own. Although she had her own children whom she loved dearly, she was a surrogate mother to many. She was a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a confidant and a best friend. Her Final Journey: In March of this year, she was diagnosed as a diabetic and was hospitalized due to some complications. She was later released and returned home where she remained steadfast in prayer, and with a new determination to live a full and healthy life. Her faith in God never wavered and her walk with Christ grew stronger. On Monday, December 8, 2014, Renee awoke complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath. As she gasped for breath, her son and granddaughter did what she had always taught them to do in times of distress: pray. Jesus is at the door waiting on me, she said. As her niece clothed her in preparation for emergency personnel to arrive, she told family members who were present that she loved them and would see them soon. It was at this point that she took her last breath, and traded her earthly ashes for eternal beauty. Her Legacy: She will forever live in the hearts of her loving Father: Falcon Pratt; Stepmother: Jane Pratt; Children: Venesha Finley, Lashan McFarlane, Shaquille Pratt; Grandchildren: Jayni, Jayden, Romania and Cinigh; Brothers: Ricardo Pratt, Troy& Marvin Thompson, and Onassis Hall and Lynden & Denver Pratt; Sisters: Mercedes Thompson, Denise Johnson, Ashley Pratt and Lisa Arthur; Son-in-Law: Patrick Finley; Brothers-in-Law: Barry Johnson Sr. and Allan Arthur; Sisters-in-Law: Charmaine Thompson, Joando Thompson and Darcel Pratt; Nieces: Christia, Aaliyah, Alisa, Serenity, Crystal, Diamond, Troyann, Keithtelle, Dashea, Miracle, Shamarra, Whynter, Shannia, Jaynala, Celeste, Jacedes, Janielle, Patricka, Kayshell & Kenesha, Cerena, Cieara, Cienna, Jordan and Malika, Maray; Nephews: Jamal, Jermaine, Barry Jr. (B.J.), Byron, Shawn, Dukie Jr. (D.J.), Honor, Brandon, Ceron Jr., Jaheim, Jaici, Justin, Jordon, Jacob, Keyson, Lynden Jr., Allan Jr., Andre, Sage and Malik; Aunts: Myrena Fernander, Florence Bonaby, Euloise Hart, Betty, Paula, Maude, Ina, Patsy and Peggy Tucker; Uncles: Ekeron & Ellerton Pratt, Silas, Samuel, Paul, Gary, Junior Thompson, Jeff St. John, Carlton, Gordon Cooper, and Arthur Tucker of Miami, Florida; Very Special Relatives and Friends: Pastor Larry & Prophetess Paula Adams, Rollie, Levi Laing, Alva Adderley & family, Ray McFarlane & family, Lloyd Smith & family, Carl Mosley & family, Marinette Newry & family, Marsha Deveaux, Shelton & Rochelle Sinclair, Louise Hanna & family, Sammy and Beverly Williams & family, Brenhilda & Kenva Johnson & family, Donna Sweeting & family, Alicia Butler & family, Newbold family, Arlene & family, Sanchez Rolle & family, Toya Newton & family and Lashay Bailey & family and the C. C. Sweeting Class of 1978.


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