Gray Brown-Service Mortuary

1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL


Mary Josephine Pruitt

June 22, 1934November 4, 2019

Funeral Service for Mary Josephine Pruitt, age 85, of Oxford will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary with Bro. Tommy Carr and Kevin Colburn Officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1pm until service time at the funeral home. Ms. Pruitt passed away Monday at her home in Oxford.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie McCormick, Anita Colburn (Kevin), and Jami Stubbs (Kevin); grandchildren Teresa Sanders, Tracy Angle, Tony Angle, Terry Angle, Tommy Carr, Rodney McCormick, Timmy Carr, Mark McCormick, Serena McCormick, Jennifer Fisher, Kassidy Colburn, Kimberly Pearson, Peyton Sears, and Krimson Stubbs; several great-grandchildren; sister Sally Turner; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Angle; granddaughter Janie Marie Colburn; parents Harvey Pruitt and Annie Burton; and several siblings.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Carr, Timmy Carr, Rodney McCormick, Mark McCormick, Kevin Stubbs, Peyton Sears and Treaver Gaddy.

Known to her family as “Mawmaw”, Ms. Pruitt was born and raised in Calhoun County, where she worked at a textile mill for a time before investing all her energy into raising her family. She was a current member of First Congregational Methodist Church in Welborn. She enjoyed going out shopping with her friend Dot Anderson and listening to Christian gospel music. She loved reading and being outdoors but most of all, she loved and adored her children and grandchildren. Her life revolved around her family and she always seemed to look out after others and would put others before herself.

Mawmaw wanted nothing more than for everyone she knew just to have a good day. She will always be remembered for her gentleness, grace, and kindness toward others. She truly touched the lives of everyone she met, including strangers, and she also made the best homemade biscuits! She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.


  • Tommy Carr
  • Timmy Carr
  • Rodney McCormick
  • Mike McCormick
  • Kevin Stubbs
  • Peyton Sears
  • Treaver Gaddy


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019


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Jason Burt

November 7, 2019

Having been one the home health nurses blessed to assist in Ms. Pruitt’s care, I am deeply saddened by her passing. She was so kind and welcoming. I always left her home feeling better than when I arrived. She never failed to brightened my day! In the two years that I had the privilege of knowing Ms. Pruitt , she became much more than one of my patients, she became one of my dearest friends. May God comfort the family of this precious soul, she will certainly be missed.

Jason Burt
Amedisys Home Health

Gail Pruitt Kiker

November 7, 2019

Thank you, Josephine, for being so kind and loving to my brother (your nephew), Tommy Pruitt. He was so happy to have you in his life. He really liked that banana pudding too!

Jean Rodgers Cambron

November 7, 2019

Sorry for your loss..I love Aunt Josephine and will miss talking to her..She had a memory like an elephant..I will miss her telling me of the family back when she was a child..May you have comfort in the days and weeks to come..My thoughts and Prayers are with you all..

Ashley Webber

November 6, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Ms.Mary was such a sweet Lady and will be missed. I'm Praying for the Family.
-Ashley Webber-

Jonathan Moses

November 6, 2019

I have had the honor to attend Church with Ms.Mary for the last few Years. She was such a sweet Lady and always loved to Sing! I'm sending Prayers up for her Family.
-Jonathan Moses-

Susan Hammock

November 6, 2019

We will miss you so much and love you forever love ,susie and DOROTHY Anderson