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Lisa Lillian Nelson-Pruitt

Cottage Hills 07/01/2014

Lisa Lillian Nelson-Pruitt, 60, died at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital. Born December 27, 1953 in Alton, she was the daughter of Richard S. Evans Sr. and the late Bessie (Beer) Baker. Lisa retired as a data base analyst for AG Edwards in 2011 after 15 years of service and was a member of the North Alton Southern Baptist Church. On May 26, 2010 she married Ernest Pruitt in Edwardsville. He survives. Also surviving is her father, Richard S. Evans Sr. and his wife Bonnie of Foley, MO, two sons, Jonathan “Cody” Sarginson of Cottage Hills, and Jake Nelson of Cottage Hills, two step sons, Timothy Pruitt (Christian) of Wentzville, MO, and Joseph Pruitt of Wood River, a step daughter, Melissa Null (Ron) of Kennet, MO, four grandchildren, Madalyn Null, Morgan, Shane, and Westyn Pruitt, two brothers, Richard S. Evans Jr. (Linda) of Naperville, IL and Jerry Ford Sr. (Ruth) of Godfrey, and three sisters, Linda Phillips (Gary) of Godfrey, Kathy Schmoeller of Godfrey and Laura Evans-Gray (Michael) of Wood River and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Reverend Roy Rhoades will officiate. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Ernest Pruitt. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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