Henrijo Pratt

Henrijo Jo Pratt, 80, of Port Arthur, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland. A native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur, she was born on September 2, 1933, to Henrietta Tucker Nelson and Corna Nelson. Jo was a retired administrator with West Orange Independent School District. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, being a watch maker, hunting, and fishing. Jo is survived by her sons, Mark Gentry and his wife, Kim, of Conroe; Todd Gentry and his wife, Cossette, of Port Arthur; Chris Gentry and his wife, Brenda, of Groves; Greg Pratt and his wife, Kim, of Lumberton; and Ronnie Pratt and his wife, Becky, of Friendswood; daughter, Becky Schmidt of Lumberton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, George T. Buddy Pratt; and son, Arthur Gentry. A gathering of Mrs. Pratt's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Broussard's, with entombment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Memorial contributions may be made to Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4820, 633 Grigsby Drive, Port Neches, Texas 77651. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 9, 2014