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Elinor Pruitt Lee

October 17, 1926 ~ December 18, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Elinor Pruitt Lee, 96, wife of the late Eric George Lee, passed away peacefully on December 18 2022. Born on October 7 1926 in Franklin City VA, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Sadie Pruitt of Greenbackville VA.

After graduation from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington DE, she worked in the office at Dryden’s Hatchery in Snow Hill MD. In 1962, she made her home in Keller VA upon marriage to Eric Lee. After a long stint as a homemaker, she began working as a cashier for her dear friend, the late Joan Trala, at Joan and Larry’s restaurant in Exmore VA, where she loved to “talk with the people”. 

She loved travelling, working in her yard and never passed up a good yard sale.

She is survived by two sons, George Tarr of Port Deposit MD and Jeffrey Lee of Greenbackville VA. She was preceded in death by two stepchildren, Beverly Quillen of West Palm Beach FL and Robert Lee of Baltimore MD. She is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a mother and grandmother to many, related or not.

The family will gather privately to celebrate Elinor’s life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Memory tributes may be shared with the family at


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