Martha Raye Pridgen
March 21, 1948 – June 24, 2020
Martha Raye Pridgen of Leroy, Al was welcomed into the Kingdome of God on June 22, 2020. If you knew Martha, you loved her. She loved working in her garden and putting up vegetables. She was a wonderful Christian lady that enjoyed helping her church and loved singing in the choir. Since she went to cosmetology school, she fixed almost every family members hair at one time or another. She was a strong, determined woman that fought hard through many years of medical issues. She is survived by her son, Shane Pridgen (Susan) and daughter, Patty Pridgen Till (Gordie). She is also survived by her grandchildren; Logan Till Byrd (Tyler), Tyler Pridgen (Ashli), Colleen Till, Lydia Till and Gabriel Till, great-granchild, Presley Raye Byrd, sisters; Barbara Singleton (Everett) and Ottie Mae Wilson. She is preceded in death by her husband James A. Pridgen, parents, Ottie and Evelyn Tillman Cochran, and Isom (Buddy) Cochran.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Wolfridge Cemetery. The family requests that all flowers be delivered directly to the cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RadneyFuneralHome-Saraland.com for the Pridgen family.
- Shane Pridgen (Susan), Son and Daughter- in- law
- Patty Pridgen Till (Gordie), Daughter and Son- In- Law
- Logan Till Byrd (Tyler), Grandchild
- Tyler Pridgen (Ashli), Grandchild
- Colleen Till, Grandchild
- Lydia Till, Grandchild
- Gabriel Till, Grandchild
- Presley Raye Byrd, Great-grandchild
- Barbara Singleton, Sister
- Ottie Mae Wilson, Sister
- James A. Pridgen, Husband (deceased)
- Ottie and Evelyn Tillman Cochran, Parents (deceased)
- Isom (Buddy) Cochran, Brother (deceased)
Monday, June 29, 2020
Martha Raye Pridgen
Bill and Karen Price
July 8, 2020
Martha and Jim were some of our closest friends for many years while they lived in East Tennessee. We always enjoyed being with them whether it was Sunday School class, church , choir, UMW, UMM, dinners, picnics, or our annual rummage sale. Martha’s good cooking and Jim’s help were always very much appreciated. Jim was also one of Bill’s best fishing buddies. We miss them both so much, but know they are celebrating together in heaven!
June 29, 2020
You were and forever will be so loved sweet Aunt Martha. You always had the sweetest smile and warmest hugs. So sorry I couldn’t be there today, but will see you one day in the Kingdom of God.
Love, Katie Bug
Zonie Belle (Turner) Parmer
June 27, 2020
MarthaRae and I became good friends right off the bat in 7th grade at KJ Clark Junior High School. We had a lot of classes together and then we met and made a lot of other friends that we stayed close to all through Jr. High and High School.
I would go over to Martha’s house and she came to mine. We grew close and stayed friends even after High School was over.
After she and Jim married and had Shane,
I would take my girls and go over to visit them quite often.
Then along came Patty.
Then after Jimmy and I married and I had Jason, MarthaRae and Jim were among my first visitors.
All through the years we would stay in touch for awhile then not so much for awhile and it stayed like that for years and now I’m faced with a very big regret for not making sure she was alright after the last time I did talk to her and I’m sad to say that was shortly after Jim passed away 😢. I was always going to call her but never got around to it and now it’s too late.........
I love you so very much my dear sweet friend, MarthaRae (Cochran) Pridgen.
You were a pleasure to have as my friend ♥️ for so many years. We went through a lot together and I treasure every day we shared.