Marilyn Pritchett Hux passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023. She was born on October 7, 1946, in East Prairie, Missouri. She was a very strong-willed women who took care of herself and refused to accept defeat in any area of her life. She raised her children on her own which included working 2 to 3 jobs at any given time. She then went on to help raise her grandchildren and provide some much-needed guidance and perspective when asked. She loved to sit around and talk about life events going on and loved sharing all that she had with her family.
In her free time, Marilyn loved watching various sports including baseball. She always said that she would live until she saw the Chicago Cubs win a World Series. And she accomplished that when they won the World Series in 2016. Even though her memory was slipping in 2016, she still stayed up most of the night watching the Cubs in game 7 defeat the Indians. The next morning, she was so excited to tell everyone she saw about the win. Marilyn was always the feisty red head that kept you on your toes. She had a hard exterior but underneath she was one of the kindest humans around. She will be immensely missed by her family and friends.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her father, Verlon Pritchett, and her daughter, Sonya Hughes.
She is survived by her mother, Lucille Pritchett; brother Verlon Pritchett, daughter, Joreta Jones; two sons, Mark Pritchett, and Steven Pritchett; eleven grandchildren, David Driskell, Jessica Miller, Shanda Truett, Melissa Wardlaw, Joshua Hux, Travis Ledlow, June Hughes, Heather Pritchett, Hillary Pritchett, Andrew Pritchett, and Johnathan Pritchett; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Sam Clark Funeral Home and Chapel on Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Funeral Service for Marilyn will be held at Sam Clark Funeral Home and Chapel on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM with Pastor Troy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Peaceful Meadows Memorial Cemetery.
Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Pritchett Family during this difficult time.