Beatrice "Rita" Pryor (Brokemond) 76, of Gary, IN made her transition July 16, 2021. She was raised in East Chicago, IN and graduated from Washington High School in 1962. She worked at Inland Steel for many years and retired in 1998. She ended her working career at the Lake Co. Park Department. Preceded in death by parents, George and Willa Brokemond; husband, Richard Pryor; brother George Brokemond and granddaughter, Tamika Pryor. She leaves to cherish her memory, son, Brian (fiancée Valerie Crisler) Pryor of Louisville, KY; daughter, April Pryor of Gary, IN, step-daughter Veronica (Marcus) Dean of Huntsville, AL; sister, Francine (Laden) Elliot of Gary, IN; grandsons; Joshua Pryor of Indianapolis, IN and William (Akeiba) Rice of Decatur, AL; brother-in-laws; Eddie (Patricia), Luther (Nancy), and Willie Pryor all of Indianapolis, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, July 23rd, 2021 from 12-8:00 p.m. with family hour from 6-7:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24th 2021 at 11:00a.m. at Crossroads M.B. Church, 529 Jefferson Street, Gary, IN. Rev. Willie Pryor officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
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Published by Post-Tribune on Jul. 22, 2021.