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Mrs. Sandra Pruitt Green
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mrs. Sandra Pruitt Green
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Sandra Pruitt Green passed away peacefully at her home of seven years at Southern Manor on Sunday, January 6, 2019, following a brief illness, with her daughter and family at her bedside.
    She had been lovingly cared for and attended to throughout those years by the staff of Southern Manor, whom she thought so much of, as well as with the assistance of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
    Mrs. Green was born on December 22, 1938, to the late Fleming Smith Pruitt and Sarah Ella Peavy. She was a member of the 1956 graduating class of Statesboro High School.
    Mrs. Green graduated from South Georgia College and went on to study and work at Crawford W. Long Hospital in Atlanta with a degree in medical laboratory science. She met and married Sgt. Henry Asa Wiggs III and they had one daughter.
    She returned to Statesboro, where she began working at Bulloch Memorial Hospital as a laboratory and X-ray technician. She left there and for many years served as Dr. Sam Tillman’s medical lab and X-ray technician. For a short time, she was the director of the medical laboratory at the hospital in Millen, Georgia, and later became the director of the medical laboratory at the hospital in Waynesboro, Georgia, where she met and married Dr. Charles Green. They both retired and together enjoyed gardening and traveling.
    In her later years, her small family was the joy of her life.
    She was a charter member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club.
    Mrs. Green was blessed with a pleasant, quiet nature, a compassion for all living creatures and a desire to care for others that was exemplified in her personal and professional life.
    She had the determination to do anything she set her mind to do, the strength and resolve to accept things as they were and the ability to look for positive aspects in all matters.
    To her family, she was as solid as a rock. Her work ethic was such that she placed high value on being on time, being dependable and behaving in a professional manner, no matter your job title, always treating everyone with the courtesy and the respect they deserved, regardless of their circumstances in life. Even in passing, her wisdom and guidance continue to impact and offer comfort to her family, to carry them on until they are all reunited in heaven for eternity. Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
    Although God only blessed her with one child, no mother could have been more adored and loved, respected and truly missed, even if she had been blessed with a dozen children.
    She leaves to cherish precious memories: a devoted daughter, Connie Lewis, and son-in-law, Danny, of Statesboro; two wonderful grandchildren, Brianna Lewis of Savannah and Sterling Lewis of Statesboro; one brother and sister-in-law, Fleming Smith Pruitt II and Jean Pruitt; and several nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    A service to celebrate her life and reception will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Southern Manor Retirement Inn, with Ralph Cowart officiating.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, January 10, 2019
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