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Obituary for Alice Earlene McLendon Prewitt
Alice Earlene McLendon Prewitt passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson as she lost her battle to cancer. She was 76.
Born February 28, 1942, she was a native of Braxton, Mississippi and raised in Belzoni, Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Javis Shelby McLendon, Sr. and the late Alice Grantham McLendon. She was a 1960 graduate of Belzoni High School. She married James M. Prewitt on November 22, 1961. She retired from the Mississippi State Tax Commission in 1996 following 30 years of dedicated service. She lived faithfully for the Lord. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: J.S. McLendon, Jr; James A. McLendon; William “Bill” McLendon; Hattie M. McLendon Lloyd; Mrs. Ernie L. McLendon Hawkins; Mr. Franki D. McLendon; and Howard McLendon.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James M. Prewitt; daughter, Renee’ Pickett (Charles); her siblings: Willie Pearl McLendon McCauley (John); T. Jerry McLendon; Bobby Joe McLendon (Kathy); and Benny McLendon (Cissy); grandchildren, H. Lee Pickett and Bradley J. Pickett; great granddaughter, Arlie; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Fannin, 101 Church Rd. in Brandon, Bro. Ron Bird officiating. Interment will follow in First Baptist Church of Fannin Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the nurses, physicians, and medical staff of Baptist Hospital that cared for Mrs. Prewitt during her recent hospitalization.