Dorothy Pruitt

Dorothy Pruitt 1

Dorothy Pruitt, 81, of Waco, was called home to Jesus on Friday, August 5, 2016. There will be an intimate family graveside service at Rosemound Cemetery in Waco. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Lake Shore Estates, her home for the past nine years.

Dorothy was born in Lorena to Homer and Mary Smith. She lived in Waco and the surrounding communities most of her life. She attended Waco schools and played the coronet in the Waco High School band. Dorothy had a strong and wonderful work ethic; hospitality was her gift. She managed the Country Kitchen on Austin Avenue for many years. Dorothy owned and operated the Beverly Hills Café and in her later years, she worked in hospitality at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. One of her greatest joys was to serve and feed other people. She got great satisfaction in providing wonderful holiday feasts for her family and many friends. Pies and pralines were her specialty.

Never one to remain idle, Dorothy also volunteered with various city and faith based organizations throughout her life, you might have met her as “McGruff” the crime dog.

Dorothy was a devoted and passionate Christian. She enjoyed sharing her faith and love of Christ with everyone she met. She loved participating in bible studies and cherished her daily devotional time.

Dorothy had a sparkling personality, she had a gift for telling jokes and funny quips with those around her. She was able to put a smile on your face and make you laugh with her stories. Dorothy also loved her games and had a competitive spirit She enjoyed dominoes, cards, bingo, Wii games and Yahtzee with her Lake Shore Estates community family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Patricia Long. She is survived by her children, Ralph Sheffield and wife, Debbie of Temple, Judy Chesser and husband, David of Floresville, Allan Sheffield and wife, Annette of Henderson, Nevada, Darryl Sheffield and wife, Sandra of Speegeville and Janette Hedden of Waco; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and countless treasured friends.

Our heartfelt thanks for the loving care provided by Bluebonnet Hospice and Westview Manor. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 5037, Waco, TX 76708

Graveside Service: 10:30AM Tuesday, August 9th at Rosemound Cemetery.

No Visitation is planned.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Rosemound Cemetery , 3201 S. 12th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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  1. Dana Goodnature

    Janette is a best friend of mine and I met Dorothy on a few occasions. She was a strictly business type lady with a little bit of sass about her. I always enjoyed getting to visit her and wondered what new wisdom I would take with me from the visit, it was always useful. I know that this lady was a very loved and admired individual, and her family loves her very much. She will be greatly missed by many. My condolences and prayers go out to the family during their time of grieving.

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