WARREN — Erma Lee Pruitt, 89, went to be with the Lord, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 14, 1932, in Parksdale, Ark., to Birdie Mae Burns and Roy J. Box Sr. and she resided in Warren since 1949.
Erma was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. She worked as a teacher’s aide, for 11 years, at TCAP Head Start.
As a member of Triedstone Baptist Church since the age of 17, she served in various ministries including the senior choir, deaconess board, nurses’ guild and as church financial secretary. Some of her hobbies included reading, sewing, cooking and watching classic cowboy Western movies. She enjoyed dancing and was an avid sports fan of football and basketball.
Erma is survived by her three children, Anita Rae Walker-Ford of Warren, Robert A. Pruitt and Daphine A. Pruitt of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Isaac A. Box of Youngstown; one grandchild, Aaron L. Walker (Valisha) and two great-grandchildren, Wisdom and Serene Walker, all of Westerville, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Ward Pruitt; a son, Clyde Durand Walker; a daughter, Francesca Pruitt; a brother, Rev. Roy J. Box Jr.; a sister, Christene Brown; and a nephew-son, Isaac Eugene Box.
Family and friends can send condolences to 2208 Monticello Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44485.
Viewing will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, at Restoration Christian Fellowship Church, 760 Main Ave. SW, Warren, OH 44483. A service will follow the viewing at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Masks will be required at the church.
Interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.