Mondene Marie (Black) Pruett

Reaping the rewards of her faith, Mondene Marie (Black) Pruett entered eternal life on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.  

She was born on Sunday, May 7, 1922, in Cato, to the late Garland and Jettie Elizabeth (Brown) Black.

For over 60 years, Mondene was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, which she faithfully attended and where she served her Lord until her failing health made it necessary to reside at Salem Place Nursing Center for the past two years. God and family were the focus of her life. There was no need at church that she wasn’t willing to fill, and no limit at home to which she wasn’t willing to go to make it a warm and welcome place. Even her room at Salem Place felt like home simply because Mondene was there. She even called it "the house."

She considered the greatest blessings of her life to be her children, Patricia and Carl McEntire of Coalgate, Okla., Doris and Glenn Toler of Vilonia, Karen and Charles Russell of McAlester, Okla., and Carl and Morrisa Pruett of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Coga Robinson of Ellisville, Miss., and Mary Ann and Namon Diehl of Vilonia; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and dear friends.

She is once again praising her Heavenly Father alongside her devoted husband of 50 years, Austin Pruett. She was also preceded in death by her beloved brothers, Omer Black, George Black, Charles Black and James Black; sister, Opal Owens; and grandson, David Allen Pruett.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Jordan officiating.  

Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park with Robert Russell, James Russell, Bryan Russell, Josh Pruett, David Pruett, David Pruett, Matt Pruett, Tony Rowlett and Benjamin Rowlett serving as pallbearers. 

Special friends, Bob and Pam Fason, Larry and Velma Coker, Jacob Moix, Katie Stacy, Dr. Bart Thorneberry and Mondene’s Sunday school class, will serve as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway.

The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to Dr. Bart Thorneberry and his staff, Dr. Lander Smith and the staff at Salem Place Nursing Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of Friendship Baptist Church, 676 Rocky Point Road, Conway, AR 72032.

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