October 9, 1944 - February 16, 2021
Edna Mae Prather passed away on February 16, 2021 after a brief illness. Edna, born October 9, 1944 in Corinth, MS to the late Cecil and Bertha Steward, graduated from Ramer High School and continued her education at Union University in Jackson, TN. After marrying Jerry Wayne Prather, the couple moved to Harrisburg, AR where she worked at American Greetings. While in Arkansas, she gave birth to her two children, Jere and Tim. In 1983, the family moved to McNairy County, TN where she began working at Monogram Refrigeration. She retired after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the company. In her free time, she loved sewing clothes and making drapes for others. Her main goal in life was to take care of her family and make sure her children received a college education. Edna was known for her hard work, sweet spirit, generosity, and kind heart. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. A private family graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am Monday, February 22, 2021 at Olive Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Edna is survived by her daughter, Jere Dawn Turner, of Hixson, TN and son, Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Prather (Cheryl) of New Albany, MS; grandchildren, Lauren and Alex Turner of Hixson, TN and Jack and Caroline Prather of New Albany, MS; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Bertha Steward; her husband, Jerry Wayne Prather; her sister, Martha Jones; and her brother, Ray Steward. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Foundation Scholarship Fund at The Methodist Foundation of Mississippi—P.O. Box 2415, Ridgeland, MS 39158.
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