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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

1477 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA

OBITUARY

Jerilyn Sue (Pratt) McNeely

January 10, 1965July 13, 2020
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Jerilyn Sue Pratt McNeely, 55, of Waynesburg, died Monday, July 13, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital, from a battle with cancer. She was born January 10, 1965 in Brownsville, a daughter of Betty Skoda Pratt of Carmichaels and the late John L. “Jack” Pratt. Jerilyn was a 1983 graduate of Carmichaels Area High School and had graduated from beautician school. She worked as the office manager for her late father’s business, Jack’s Excavating, in Carmichaels. Jerilyn had a passion for horses and horse riding. She was a well-known barrel racer and was a member of the International Barrel Racing Association and the West Virginia Contest Riders. On July 3, 2001 she married, Mark A. McNeely, who survives. Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are three brothers, Stephen (Crystal) Pratt of Carmichaels, Mouse (Beth Ann) Pratt of Jefferson, and Marcus (Kelli) Pratt of Carmichaels; four Pratt nephews, Ayden, Brody, Joby, and Bronsyn.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020

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Barb Rockwell

July 27, 2020

Hello - I met Jerilyn in beauty school and we became instant friends. I loved her laugh and we had such great times there. I remember one afternoon she invited me to her house and we rode horses together. I was not good at all but she was awesome. I was so scared when my horse began to run home ... I held on for dear life. Then he stepped on my foot when I got off.
Jerilyn was a bridesmaid in my wedding to Kenny in 1985. We visited several times after, but lost touch through the years.
I learned of her passing Saturday at a wedding and my heart was sad.
Please tell the family that I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers. Barb Rockwell

Bev & John Morgan

July 17, 2020

I remember when she was born, her Dad was so happy. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God be with all of you though her loss. She is with her Dad and grandparents now. Rest easy Jerilyn.

Sabrina Brown

July 16, 2020

Sending my Condolences & Prayers.

Denise and Brian Cree

July 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Pratt family, may you find peace in the wonderful memories of Jerilyn.

Stacey Barnett

July 16, 2020

Jeri was a kind sole who truly thought about other people first. Jeri was one of my first friends when I moved to PA. At the barrel races I could count on her for support, help and cheering. We had a joke, when my horse got loose that day at Blacksville, that I was stalking her horse suede.

Mark and Betty my thoughts are with you. May you find peace in the fact that she is no longer suffering.

Don & Kathy Evans

July 16, 2020

Mark & Family.

So sorry for your loss. Our Prayers & Sympathy are with you. A Beautiful Lady in life. A Beautiful Angel in Heaven.

Don & Kathy Evans

Denise Dillow

July 15, 2020

My family's condolences go out to the whole family.

Vicki Monas

July 15, 2020

Mark

Sending my deepest sympathy.

Vicki Monas

Sean Shea

July 15, 2020

My condolences to Jerilyn's family and friends from an ole highschool classmate. Very sad to hear.

Kristy Syrek

July 15, 2020

About 20 years ago I met this spunky , little spitfire ! Her friendship was one that I will never forget . Over the years we shared Lots of memories with our horses and met a lot of special people along the way , all because of the Horse . I will never forget her certain saying to me ,”Toughen Up Buttercup”! I will forever cherish those words when I’m in the saddle and she will always be a huge part in this journey we call life . Rest In Peace now my friend , ride high in the sky .... till we ride again ....💕

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Jerilyn, before becoming a Cowgirl

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Jerilyn's Senior Pic

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Jerilyn, Steve & Mouse

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Jerilyn & Bronsyn