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Ms. Alfreda Pruitt
Ms. Alfreda Pruitt
Obituary for Alfreda Pruitt
Alfreda Pruitt passed peacefully at her place in her sleep on April 13, 2020, at the age of 59 in North Highlands. She is most remembered as a person who met no strangers. She possessed an enthusiasm and zest for life and her beautiful spirit and upbeat personality charmed everyone that she met. You could always depend on her to talk with you whether she just met you or had known you for years. She would console you if you were upset, encourage you if you needed to be uplifted, and laugh with you about funny events in your life.
Alfreda was born a twin on June 24, 1960, in Linden, Alabama, to the late Colonel Pruitt, Jr., and Josephine Dixon. She came to Sacramento, California, in 1974 with her sister Catherine Pruitt Jackson who raised her. She graduated from Highlands High School and attended American River College where she enjoyed sociology classes and developed an understanding of people. She raised a son, Adrian Omar Pruitt, in Sacramento. During his youth, she helped with his youth programs including the NAACP.
She retired as an aide at Sacramento Association for the Retarded. There she earned high praise and recognition for a job well done with her many clients and coworkers. Some of you may remember seeing her on light rail and waving and/or dancing at the bus stops.
Freda, as she was called, suffered a long time with a hereditary kidney disease. She leaves to cherish her memories to her son Adrian Pruitt; four grandchildren, Essence Judith, Adriona Juliet, Sir Adrian Omar, and Adrian Anthony; three siblings Tommie Pruitt (Shanette) of Sacramento, Alvin Pruitt of Sacramento, and Dorothy McGee of Chicago, IL; her sister friend Roietta Fulgham of Roseville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Six sisters preceded her in death Georgia Presnell, Normadell Pruitt, Catherine Jackson, Shirley Robinson, Rachel Robertson, and Jacqueline Brown, and one niece Voncile McClinton.
Freda always cared about the people around her and often gave you a nickname. She considered everyone family even strangers. She shared the kind of love that comforted, scolded, and praised. When you were in her presence, she would always say “I love you guys.”