Rozella Grey Parkinson Pratt, 94, of Graham, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in Graham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Eliasville Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Rozella was a member of the church of Christ. She was born July 21, 1920, in Grenville, New Mexico, to the late James Bern and Ann (Alford) Parkinson.
She married Preston Persley Pratt on Nov. 17, 1940, in Lubbock, and she was preceded in death by Mr. Pratt, her husband of 69 years, on Feb. 23, 2010.
As the oldest child in her family, Mrs. Pratt was preceded in death by her younger brothers, Bern, John and Bob Parkinson.
Her most important role in life was being a homemaker. Thirty-seven years ago, after her children were grown-up, she embarked on a 28-year business career.
She owned Youngtown, a children’s store, and retired in 2002 as the original owner of Pratt’s Books in Graham.
Her favorite hobby was her ornamental garden in her backyard. Her garden and her poems were typical of her creative spirit.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Pratt Baggett and husband Roy of Blue Ridge; sons, Preston P. Pratt, Jr. and wife Gayle of Pottsboro, and David L. Pratt and wife Gayle of Santa Maria, California; four grandchildren, Jim Littlepage of San Antonio, Preston “Tracer” Pratt III, and wife Tracie of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, Julie Littlepage McKenney of McKinney and Randy Pratt of Abilene; and six great-grandchildren, Talon Beau Pratt of Abilene, Jacob, Lauren Grey and Jackson Pratt of Soddy, Daisy and Jadon and Jordan McKenney of McKinney.
Memorials may be made to the Eliasville Cemetery Fund, HC 75 Box 634 Eliasville, Texas 76481 or to your favorite charity in memory of Rozella Pratt. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.