S. Maria Meade-Pruitt
April 3, 2006
S. Maria Meade-Pruitt, 27, entered the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, April 3, 2006.
She will be severely missed by her devoted husband, J. Michael Pruitt; her loving sister and closest friend, Alissa Meade; loving parents, Mike and Lori Pillow; and devout grandmother, Aggie Simeone. Her memory will be cherished by her aunt and uncle, Karen and Nico Belli; her favorite cousin, Enzo Belli; and her grandparents, Dick and Gail Sharp and Mario Simeone. Holding dear her memory will also be her stepdad, Richard Maines; and her many friends in Huntsville and Cullman.
Ms. Meade-Pruitt received her bachelor’s degree at UAB and was scheduled to receive her master’s degree in psychology in May. While planning her future, she was anxious to begin her career helping to strengthen families and communities so that women and children can lead safe, happy lives. She was a member of the Alabama Coalition Against Rape, Business and Professional Woman/USA and the Education Committee Chair of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She received numerous professional certificates on empowering victims from the Coalition and from the National Children’s Advocacy Center.
In addition to being vice president of Psi Chi at UAB in 2003-2004, her ambition drove her to succeed in having many works published in medical, health and psychological books and magazines. She worked with doctors of psychology at UAH on research projects and publications on stereotypes, culture influences in the workplace and personality measures.
She wasactive in raising funds for domestic violence by presenting monologues to the public. Aside from her loving and caring way, she loved to have fun with her friends by acting in skits at a club in Huntsville. She attended New Life Church in Cullman.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Victim Services, P. O. Box 416, Cullman, AL 35056 or to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, 210 Pratt Ave. N.E., Huntsville, AL 35801.