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Genevieve "Genny" Pruiett

1927 ~ 2020 (age 92)

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Genevieve (Genny) Pruiett (nee Jordan) sadly passed away on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.  She was born in Pontiac, IL and was the oldest of two children.  She and her brother Burnell were born to Bernard and Thelma Jordan (Roberts).  Genevieve was known to all as a wonderfully loving, generous, patient, kindhearted friend.  Above all, she was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, nurse, homemaker, best cookie maker ever, and the embodiment of a loving forgiving spirit.  She also had a special place in her heart for kitties, puppies, and anything of the furry kind.

After graduating from Milan High School in 1945, Genevieve attended the Nursing School of Flower Hospital graduating with an RN degree in 1948 through the Cadette Nursing Program. 

In 1949, Genevieve married Paul D. Pruiett (deceased 2018) in Toledo, Ohio, who was the love of her life.  Together they had six children:  Thomas Pruiett (Kathryn); Caryl Pruiett Kunz (David Kunz, deceased); Dr. Douglas Pruiett (deceased) (Carla); David Pruiett (Sue); Jill Pruiett Bybee (Gary); and Jay Pruiett (Liz).  In the early 1970’s, Paul & Genny (along with their four youngest children) moved from Toledo to Cocoa Beach, FL the place they called home for over 50 years. In addition to their six children, Genny and Paul were blessed with many wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren who filled their hearts with joy.

Genevieve and her husband Paul were members of First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach where they met so many of their beloved close friends.  She also sang with a group of friends from her church known as The Treble Tones – a special group of ladies with a gift of harmony.  Genevieve was active in so many ways throughout the community:  Cocoa Beach Women’s Club; Brevard County Zoo; Special Olympics; The Red Hatters; Cocoa Beach High School Band Boosters; and a very dedicated volunteer working in the voting polls throughout many election cycles.  Genevieve was an avid UCF football fan for over 30 years, and she went to many games in-person. It was her goal to never miss a UCF game.  You might say she was their most loyal fan.  She loved boating with Paul and her family around Florida, the Keys, the Bahamas, and she always looked forward to making dinner for her family with the fresh catch of the day.

With her passing, Genevieve leaves her children’s and grandchildren’s hearts broken with emptiness, sadness, and a hole that shall never be filled as she was the bond of love to their soul’s.  There was an unconditional love that Genny shared with all she met - an exceptional era has passed with her.


Due to the risks and restrictions involved with the COVID-19 virus, the immediate family will be having a private service to celebrate and honor the life and love of Genevieve Pruiett.


Florida Memorial Gardens

5950 US-1

Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 636-5054


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Genevieve’s memory to:

First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach

3300 N Atlantic Avenue

Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 783-8991






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