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Bessie Hennis Pratt, 96, of Spencer, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born on April 16, 1920 in Sandy Ridge, NC to Walter E. Hennis and Virginia Amos Hennis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Gerald Pratt; and eleven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise P. Morrison (Larry) of Ridgeway; son, Keith Pratt (Anita V.B.) of Winchester VA; grandson, Matthew Lawrence Morrison; sister, Doris Shelton of Eden NC.

Mrs. Pratt was a graduate of Sandy Ridge High School and was a member of Mayo Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville with her nephew, Minister Thomas Joyce officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at McKee Stone Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice of 730 East Church Street, Suite 13, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Arrangements are by Collins-McKee-Stone Home in Martinsville, VA. To express condolences online, please visit