Pratt, Sylvia Weddle

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Proverbs 31:28-31 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised! Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
The glory of God came to Sylvia Weddle Pratt, 81, of Christiansburg on April 30, 2007 and Jesus took her into his arms and has given her peace and rest.

She was the daughter of the late Hayden A. Weddle and Laurel Alice Keith Weddle. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Elwood Pratt; two children, Roger Elwood Pratt and Mary Alice Pratt; one sister, Elnora Dickerson; and seven brothers, Henry, Howard, Joe, Loy, Luther, Delmer and Wilbur Weddle.

Sylvia leaves a huge family to cherish her memory. Survived by daughters, Loretta Pratt Vest and her husband Charles of Pilot, Ruby Pratt Torres and her husband Larry of Christiansburg; sons, David Pratt and his wife Carolyn of Riner, Ralph Pratt and his wife Phyllis of Christiansburg.

She had nine grandchildren, Rebecca V. Earnest and her husband Patrick, Bryan Vest and his wife Lynette, Andrea Pratt Harris, Joshua and his wife Brandi, Ken Reed and his wife Michelle, Aaron Reed, Johnathan Pratt and his wife Anna, Travis Pratt and Trey Pratt. She had 15 great-grandchildren, Issac, Leah, Macey, Little Charlie, Miranda, Andrew, Harley, Coen, Kaleb, Alexis, Tiara Faith, Gram, Emma Jane, Lily and Noah. (She will have her 16th grandchild which will be born in October to Rebecca and Patrick Earnest).

She is also blessed with an extended family, four more grandchildren, Bryana Lackey and her husband Joe, Brian Greenway, Danielle McAlwee and her husband Jason, Justin Torres. She has five more great-grandchildren, Josey, Elly, Jaci, Abby and Patrick. She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Wright of Blacksburg and Lura Howery at Salem Rehab and one brother, Melvin Weddle of Georgia.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with the Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Maberry Funeral Home.

A special thank you goes out to Dr. Scott Jamison, NRV Carilion Hospice, and to those who were sincerely involved with her care. Thanks for the visits and prayers especially from Rev. Richard Thomas, Pastor Marvin Wade of the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Rev. (Shake) Smith of the Auburn Baptist Church, and The Dwelling Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carilion Hospice Services of New River Valley, 707 Randolph St., Suite 251, Radford, Va. 24141.