Rufus Lewis Prickett
Louisville, GA – Rufus Lewis Prickett, 70, loving husband to the late Barbara Jean Wells Prickett, entered into his eternal rest Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019, with the Reverend Race Lariscy officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery.
The only son of Liza Mae Arrington Prickett and Juddie Wilson Prickett, Rufus was a lifelong resident of the Matthews-Keysville-Wrens-Louisville area. He quit school at a young age and worked most of his life as a farmer. A hard and dedicated worker, he also worked as a pulp wooder, and more recently for Rhodes Farm and McNair Farms. He was known for his knowledge of repairing small engines, tractors, cars—anything with a motor. An outdoorsman, Rufus loved to fish. He accepted Jesus in 2000 and was baptized at Wrens Baptist Church. Having a good-hearted nature, he to bring a smile to everyone’s face and make people laugh. Above all else, he loved his family unconditionally and was most content in their presence. A fighter, Rufus valiantly battled cancer the last five years of his life while still working and carrying on daily living. He led a simple life with his treasures being stored in his family and friends. His generous spirit, loyal friendship and genuine love will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Rufus is also preceded in death by his oldest son, Tony Prickett. His survivors include his five children, Kellie Brassell (Lewis), Sara Birt (Clarence), Amanda Prickett, Jennifer Lara (Andres) and Daniel Prickett (Cynthia); eight grandchildren, Jonathan Brassell (Ashley), Leslie Brassell, Jasmine Birt, Carlos Cruz Guevara, Kali Anguiano Martinez, Brian Anguiano Martinez, Marcus Birt and Adali Lara; three great grandchildren, Case Brassell, Gracelyn McCoy and G. B. McCoy V; two sisters, Sara Helen Gay and Rosemary Burke; nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Pallbearers will be David McTier, Allen Prickett, Freddie Prickett, Ronnie Prickett, Randy Smith, Curtis Unruh, Poochie Wells and Lee Woods.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, April 16, 2019.
WHEN I’M GONE
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget, if you can, that I ever frowned
And only remember the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I’ve had loads of fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west.
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.