On August 28, 1943, in Macon, Georgia, God sent a gift to earth. He was named Joseph Lewis Pritchett. He was born to the parentage of Edward Pritchett, Sr. and Bertha M. Pritchett, both preceded him in death. He was educated in the Bibb County School systems and was affectionately called Joe by his family and friends.
Joe accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mt Olive Baptist Church. He later became a faithful member of the Aberlina Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Harold Wynn.
Joe was employed by Bank of America (formerly C&S Bank), where he worked for 32 years. He was also extremely proud that he received perfect attendance for the entire 32 years. He made many friends at the bank, two who became his best friends. They preceded him in death, Johnny McMullins and Jimmy Irvin.
He was such a kind person. He never met a stranger, however, if he did, be assured that he knew someone in the stranger's family. He loved making people laugh. Whenever you saw Joe he would have a story to tell you. His stories were amazingly captivating but by the end of the story you knew it was a joke. We will all miss that.
On November 13, 1963, Joe married the love of his life, Albenia Outlaw Pritchett. Her wish was his every command. She preceded him in death. His life was never the same.
On September 4, 2022, God, in His infinite wisdom called Joe to be with his wife. Although it hurts to see him go, God only takes the best.
Memories of Joe will forever remain in the heart of his daughter, Cathy Driskell; brothers, Edward Pritchett, Jr. of Newark, New Jersey and Christopher (Patricia) Thomas of Macon, Georgia; nieces, Angela Pitts of Atlanta, Georgia and Sade Thomas; nephew, Christopher Rashaud Thomas; three grandchildren, Ambreia Mosley and Mazi Harrell both of Macon, Georgia and Martin (MT) Brooks of Douglasville, Georgia; four great grandchildren, Ivory Smith, Jordan, London Smith and Amari Brooks; a loving and dedicated niece, Debbie Hart. Michael Serls, who stood by Joe through his entire illness and whom Joe always considered his son-in-law;; two sister-in-laws, Rubye Nelson and Mary Grier; three brother-in-laws, James Outlaw, John Outlaw and Arvin Outlaw; four godchildren, Wilette Humphries, Wilmenia McMullin, Johnny McMullin and Eric McMullin; a host of other nieces, nephews and friends that will miss him dearly.