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1934 Al 2020

Al Pridgen

March 17, 1934 — December 1, 2020

Alvis Thomas “Al” Pridgen, 86, of Wilson, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Funeral, Thursday, 2:00 PM at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Al had served in the Navy and was retired from the trucking industry. At various times, he was the owner of several small businesses, including Rex Shoe Shop, Snow Hill Tastee Freeze and The Beacon restaurant in Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Johnson Pridgen; daughter, Pamela Fragoso (Lino) of Stafford, VA; step-daughter, Teresa Hayes (Danny); step-sons, Dwayne Beamon (Gail), Walt Elliott (Denise) and Ken Elliott (Jane); five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary P. Murphy of Greensboro; brother, William Pridgen (Jo) of Daytona Beach, FL. Al was well loved by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl Taylor Pridgen; his second wife, Gladys Elliott Pridgen; his parents, Albert T. and Ethel Rose Pridgen; daughter, Kathy Schnell; son, Tommy Pridgen; sisters, Christine Skinner and Carolyn Skinner.

Memorials are suggested to Farmington Heights Church, 819 Raleigh Road Pkwy, NW, Wilson, NC 27896, or American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Evergreen Memorial Park

2800 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27896

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