Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ


Luberta H. Pruitt

7 August, 19357 November, 2019

Luberta H. Pruitt, 84, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on Thursday November 7, 2019, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Union Springs, Alabama, to her parents, Joe and Mamie Hunter, Luberta was raised in Birmingham, Alabama before moving to Manchester in 1956. Luberta worked for the Manchester Board of Education for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She had received her BS in Education at Miles College in Birmingham, AL in 1956 and went on to further her education with earning her Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling at Monmouth University in 1980. Luberta was a member of the Saint John AME Zion Church in Lakewood, where she was involved with the Stewardess Board and Missionary. She was also a member of the NJEA and Retired Teachers Assoc.

Luberta is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Thurman, her children, Vicky Payne, Thurman, Jr, Shaun Hamar, Trevor and Terrell. She also leaves behind her eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one son-in-law, Darrell Payne, Sr., one daughter-in-law, Christine Pruitt and a host of family and friends to cherish her memory.

A viewing will be held at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759, on Friday November 15, 2019, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, with a funeral service from 12:30-1pm. Interment to follow at the Brig. Gen. WC Doyle Veteran Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.


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Debra Watts

19 November 2019

Truly an icon that will be missed but memories a bliss.

Donna Green-Laing

18 November 2019

Deepest condolences to the Pruitt family. You are in my prayers.

Dottie Stevens

14 November 2019

Dear Sis. Pruitt, the conversations and life lessons that you shared with me mean more than I think you knew. I would observe and listen to you during church services, meetings, and fellowships. Especially your belief in God and the importance tithing, You always said if we believed in Him, always tithed, and never let go of our faith, we wouldn’t have to worry about anything. I must say, you were right. You were a faithful servant, with a bright smile that is now smiling bright in Heaven. RIH Sister Pruitt. Respectfully, Dottie.

Dr. Keri Orange

12 November 2019

I recall staying at your home Mama Luberta when I visited with Terrell. Loved your smile and effervescent spirit. I know where he gets it from! You’ll be missed but I find comfort in knowing that there’s an extra angel watching over us. Sending prayers and love to the family.

Patrice McDow

12 November 2019

Dear Vicky and Family,

Thinking of you with sympathy and sharing your sorrow at the loss of someone so dear.
With deepest sympathy,
Patrice McDow

m McGowan

11 November 2019

I had the honor of meeting Luberta . She was truly the Matriach of the Pruitt family . She will be sorely missed

I also enjoyed her deviled eggs many times on a day after a holiday ..

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Queen Cannon

11 November 2019

Dearest Thurman, Daughters, & Sons,

God’s many blessings and special prayers for a wonderful family and dear friends! We express our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. Pruitt was an awesome friend and sister in Christ. She loved me and I loved her!
She called me “My Queen” most of the time. I will never forget Pruitt. She was an intelligent and Christian woman. She was an excellent mentor.

She is sleeping and awaiting the resurrection! We often spoke about life after death. We will see her again ( those of us that are in Christ Jesus). We must remember her wonderful words of wisdom!

I will continue to pray for the family! May God bless you always!

Love & blessings,

Mr. William and Dr. Queen Cannon
Burlington, NC

Brittany Marie Lu Pruitt

11 November 2019

♥ we miss u ma. . and i know u hear our cries. we promise to be better.

Bonnie Forrester

10 November 2019

To the Pruitt family
It was my joy and pleasure to be one of Mrs. Pruitt's colleagues. I never called her by her first name it was my way of giving her my respect. Loved sitting and talking when we had the time.
I send the family my deepest sympathies at this time of great loss.

Terrell Pruitt

10 November 2019

i❤️you Mom.