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John Chucku Pratt

The Pratt, Higgins, Watkins, Paynes,Whitfield, Jones and Smith families announce the peaceful home going of their beloved relative, Father, Uncle, Cousin,Grandfather John Chucku Pratt ( JCP ) on December 2, 2011 in Brockton , Massachusetts .

John was born on January 19, 1929 to the union of Benoni Pratt and Alexandrina Jones in Freetown , Sierra Leone , but spent the majority of his life in Monrovia and Buchanan Grand Bassa County as an entrepreneur , His last job was deputy Collector of Customs and Excise, at the Port of Buchanan .

John was a devout Christian and a faithful member of the Methodist Churches in Buchanan and Brockton , Massachusetts . He left his earthly body to journey to his heavenly home on December 2, 2011 in Brockton , Massachusetts .

John was blessed with a wonderful wife, Rose Whitfield-Pratt, who predeceased him in 1980. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister, Sarah Pratt, brothers, Henry Pratt (Deceased) Victor Smith (Deceased) Cristin Pratt, children: Willie Taiwo Pratt, Victor pratt, Abigail Pratt, Ayo Pratt, Onike pratt, Victoria Sabina Pratt, Willis Kainde Pratt, Johnetta Olumphe Pratt, Williette Idowu PrattBarker,Charles A.Higgins, Roosevelt T. Higgins, John Pratt Jr., Otis Pratt, Ben Pratt,daughters-in-law, Zondell Pratt, Inga Higgins, Nieces and Nephews; Ebenezer Pratt, Quintina Pratt, Dennis Smith, Lyndon Pratt, Daphne Pratt, sons- in-law James B. Barker,Thorsteen kiilerich, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren Joyce Pratt, Rose Pratt, Rosezelda B. Pratt, Willie T. Pratt, Jr, Willisa Pratt and Jonn C. Pratt , Amanda Pratt, Ajai Toles, Davion Doussou, Joanna Gipli, Joko Higgins,Theresa Barker, Rosica T. Higgins, RochelleT. Higgins, Rokia T. Higgins, Ronelle T. Higgins, Gwanyan Barker, Elsie Barker, cousins, friends, and a host of other relatives in Africa and Europe.
May His Soul Rest in Peace, and May Light Perpetual Shine upon Him!

Wake Keeping:
January 6, 2012 , 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church
345 School Bell Road
Bear, Delaware
(302) 322-3118

January 7, 2012 , 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
United Methodist Church
345 School Bell Road
Bear, Delaware
(302) 322-3118

Interment: Grace Lawn Cemetery/ Delaware.

Williette Dowu PrattBarker -(302) 312-0277
Willie Taiwo Pratt -(510) 706-3559
Willis Kainde Pratt -(011) 231-886-608885
Dennis Smith -(011)2316521127
Victoria Sabana Pratt Kiilerich (011) 4562661889-Denmark
Johnetta Olumphe Pratt Jaeger- (011) 4520672023-Denmark.
Roosevelt (Clabby) Higgins- (781) 426-1207
Charles Higgins -(267) 702-9938
Samuel Watkins -(908) 369-3470
Otis Pratt-(215) 436-5057

Hotels/Motels information:

Americinn Lodge & Suites Bear
875 Pulaski Highway
Bear, DE 19701
800- 276- 7415
$75 per night + tax
Promotional code: John Pratt Group

Quality And Suites Skyways
147 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
$70 per night + tax
Promotional code: John Pratt Group

Econo Lodge Airport
232 S. Dupont Hwy. Rt. 13 & 40 split

New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-4500