Gwen B. Pruitt, 82, of McDonough, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She was born in Oshkosh, Wis., to the late George Sherman and Golda Stever Bunker. Gwen was a member of Peoples Baptist Church. She always put others before herself. Gwen worked for Lake City Healthcare for 17 years, treating her patients with love, respect, and dignity. She received the same care later in life from her caregivers, Nicola, Patrick and Yolanda McDonald at Golden Retreat in McDonough. The family is grateful to them.

She is survived by her children, John Thomas (Elizabeth Ann) Pruitt, Penny Jean (Gary Lee) Adams and Timothy Quinn Pruitt; sister, Zilla Foote; grandchildren, Michelle Satterfield, Shaun Thomas Pruitt, Brittany Pruitt, Elyse Adams, Levi Timothy Gene Pruitt; great-grandchildren, Madison Satterfield, Caitlin Pruitt, McKenna Satterfield; and Gwen's closest friend, Eleanor “Ellie” Edens.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors with Dr. David McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 18, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the on-line guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414.