HARLEM, Ga. - Violet America Pritchard, 72, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Violet, the loving wife of Jim C. Pritchard and daughter of James and America Williams, passed away at her home after a long brave battle against cancer. Violet is survived by her loving husband Jim Pritchard, two children, Jimmy Pritchard and Cindy Busch, as well as five grandchildren, Harrison and Eden Pritchard, Michelle Shirley, Maxine Hodges, Melody Busch, and one great-grandchild Cayden Hodges. As a young woman, Violet was a nurse and a soldier in the Women's Army Corps during the Vietnam War. It was at that time she met her husband, who is a career soldier and Vietnam Veteran, and married. After raising her children, she went back to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia now known as Georgia Regents University. She retired from Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. after a long and wonderful career in nursing and was honored by her peers. Violet had a heart of love and was a devout Christian and an active member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Harlem, Ga. Her favorite activities were teaching the ladies discipleship training class and occasional Sunday school. She also taught Vacation Bible School and led the annual Franklin Graham Samaritan's Purse children's shoe box program, which she loved. She also loved painting, shopping, traveling and, most of all, nurturing her family. Violet is greatly loved and will be greatly missed by so many. A funeral service was held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Bethesda Baptist Church, with the Dr. Clayton Galloway officiating. Burial was in the South Harlem Memorial Gardens. Starling-Evans Funeral Home, 435 W Milledgeville Rd. Harlem, Ga.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2014