Photo courtesy of Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield

Linda Pratt

Springfield, Illinois

Jun 16, 1957 – Oct 24, 2021 (Age 64)


June 16, 1957
October 24, 2021
Springfield, Illinois


Send Flowers

Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. - Springfield Obituary

Linda Pratt departed this life on October 24, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.

She was born on June 16, 1957, to Dorothy Maxine Barger and William N. Pratt.

Linda gave her life to Christ and was baptized at the tender age of 12 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Springfield, by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Maye.

Ms. Pratt retired from Honeywell (Hobbs) after 34 years of service as a master assembler and instructor.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother; Gregory Pratt.

 She leaves to cherish her memory, her only child and pride and joy, Brittany N. Grant.  Sisters: Pamela D. Barger Stowe, Springfield, IL; Tiffany (Roland) Allen, Speedway, IN, and Jacqueline West, Baltimore, MD and Deborah Pratt, Durham, NC.  Brothers: Raymond Ballard (Beverly), Dallas, TX; Todd Ballard (Phyllis), Champaign, IL; Michael Ballard, Ferguson, MO; William Pratt III and Harold Pratt both of Durham NC. Special sisters: Joyce Moore, Atlanta, GA and Janet Walker Bradley, Phoenix, AZ; Nieces: Tracy (Antonio) Dean, Springfield, IL; Grace Allen, Indianapolis, IN. Nephews: Brian P. Jones Sr., Springfield, IL; Marc McWilliams, Las Vegas, NV,  Zachary Allen, Gary, IN. and Joseph Alexander Jr., Baltimore, MD.  Special friends aka “The Girls”: Pat Green, Gloria Holman, Kathy Stemmons, Glenda Holman and Marla English and a host of cousins, friends and of course, NinNin’s babies.

 We cherish our memories and console ourselves knowing she is at peace.


Funeral Services Monday November 1, 2021



Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 

908 South Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Springfield,IL 62703

Rev. Dr. William D. Rosser Officiating 



Oak Ridge Cemetery 




CDC guidelines will be followed



Read More

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Linda always said words that made you laugh. A very nice person. I'm glad we were classmates. You were a Mighty Mighty Spartan until Jesus said "Well done thy good and faithful servent". Because you accepted Christ it's not a lost because we'll miss you but yet we'll see ya later. Absent from the body present with the Lord. You go SPARTAN. Love you and gone but you'll never be forgotten.

My condolences to the family

Sincere prayer and thoughts go out to the family of Linda.
May God comfort and strenghthen you all now and in the days to come.

My condolences to the family. What a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. She was always kind and very pleasant ALL THE TIME!! REST IN HEAVEN MY SISTER IN CHRIST!

Ms. LINDA PRATT - what a BEAUTIFUL SOUL I will ALWAYS remember your SMILE and giggle! Love always!
Linda's Family - you have my deepest condolences. Linda was/is such a beautiful person and will ALWAYS be present...NEVER FORGOTTEN!!! GOD BLESS!

So sorry for your loss worked with Linda at Hobbs for many years had some great times. RIP Linda

Dear Pam, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful sister. My heart & prayers are with you & your family during this time.

To honor you as one of my sister’s BEST FRIENDS’ I can truly say Linda-Pratt will be missed dearly. Let’s go way back to Brandon Addition which was the newest housing project and my sister Shirley, Pat, Debbie, and Linda would party together at the Green Building being what we were called Back than (hot tails) I remember Linda being her own Boss and wanted to Boss everybody else.... Yet it was well over 50 years ago Linda and Shirley kept in touch with each other daily. Their friendship...

Prayers going up for the family. Lift your eyes to the hills whence comes your help Psalms 121:1 I had just talked to Linda early part of this month at the store. Such a beautiful person with personality to match. Always smiling. R I P friend