September 21, 1927 ~ November 18, 2015
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Fletcher, NC
Amy Sue Pratt Fletcher – Amy Sue Pratt, 88, of Fletcher, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Givens Healthcare Center. A native of Buncombe County, Amy was a daughter of the late William Fulmer Duckett and Vinnie Lou Wells Duckett. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elbert J. Pratt, who died in 2005 as well as one sister, Myrtle Marie Duckett and one brother, William Wayne Duckett. A member of Reed Memorial Baptist Church, Amy was a first grade teacher for over 30 years, teaching in Haywood County, Richmond County and eventually in Buncombe County at Oakley Elementary School. She was the most hospitable, sweetest and loving mentor to many, and will always be cherished by her family and many friends who love her dearly. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Pratt and her husband, Don Owens, of Denver, CO., a son, Fred Pratt and his wife, Donna, of Fletcher; two grandchildren, Jay Fredrick Pratt and his wife, Adele, of Fletcher and Justin Davis Pratt of Fletcher as well as two great-grandchildren, Kiera Grace Pratt and Silas Jay Pratt. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Norma Pulliam Chapel of Givens Estates. The family will receive friends at Givens Estates following the memorial service. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 23, 2015 in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you please consider a memorial contribution in Amy's memory to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806 (eblencharities.org) or to the Givens Supplemental Assistance Fund, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
I’d like to extend my sympathy to the family of Mrs. Pratt. She was my first grade teacher at Oakley Elementary. She was so sweet and I just loved her. She made such an influence on my life that I went on to be an elementary school teacher myself. Prayers for comfort during this time.
To Fred, Donna and family,
God be with you in the loss of your mom. I helped with her taxes for several years and recall fond talks of your experiences with her. She is resting in the hands of God now and at peace.
To Fred, Donna, Sarah, Jay, Adele and Justin. So sorry to hear about Amy. She was truly one of the best ladies we have ever known and a wonderful friend to our family. She will be missed but God has another angel in heaven.
My sincerest sympathy. May the God of all comfort strengthen your family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because he cares, they are precious in his eyes. Psalms:116:15
I was just thinking about Mrs Pratt a few days ago. She was my first grade teacher at Oakley Elementary School. She was such a loving and caring teacher. As I have looked back over the years, it was obvious that she loved teaching, and all her students loved her as well! She was my favorite teacher.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. God bless each of you!
So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. May God comfort you today and in the days to come.