Dorothy Oriante Pruett (Dot, Momma Mickey) died in her sleep on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Pruett (m. Paul Atkinson) and Connie Pruett, as well as her grandchildren Charlotte "Shamsi" Pettus (bf.Shelly Plaisance), Christopher Pettus (m.Ashley Stark), Kate Pettus Craig (m.Keith Craig), and her great grandson Boris Craig. She was preceded in death by her husband Nathan Roy Pruett, and her parents Wilhelmena Hermann Oriante and Arthur Oriante of New Orleans, La. Dot was a child of the depression growing up in New Orleans, Natchez and all over the south, traveling with her father who was an ironworker building bridges across the southern United States. She graduated from Natchez High School in 1943 and was Miss Natchez in 1941. Dot worked for Revlon and K&B for over 30 years and retired at the age of 86. She loved flowers and was an avid protector of animals. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11am until service time at 2pm. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Companion Animals of Baton Rouge, CAAWS, spaybatonrouge.org or your local food back.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2013