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Margaret Rials Pritchard

Funeral services for Margaret Rials Pritchard, of Columbus, are Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park. Her grandson Hal J. Pritchard will officiate the services.

Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017,  from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pritchard, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Columbus. She was born April 19, 1926, in Brookhaven, to Susie Lambert Rials and Joseph Rials. She was a resident of Jackson for over 60 years and was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church. She retired from Baptist Hospital after 37 years of service. She was a dedicated member of Eastern Star and served with her husband in the Shriners organization for many years.

She is preceded in death by her son, Thomas J. Pritchard Jr.; her parents; sister, Johnnie Mae Rials Case; brothers, Hancy Rials, J.L. Rials and Earl Rials.

Survivors are her husband of 72 years, Thomas J. Pritchard Sr.; son Joseph L. Pritchard (Cinde), of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Mary G. Pritchard, of Ridgeland; sister, Edith Focht, of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Leigh (Randy) Dailey, of Columbus, Allison Gibson, of Columbus, Nikki (Brandon) Peacock, of Columbus; grandsons, Tommy (Audrey) Pritchard, of Oxford, Nathan (Fiance’ Jill) Pritchard, of Flowood, Hal (Mary Margaret) Pritchard, of Jackson; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include her grandsons and her great-grandsons, Joseph B. Gibson, Dawson Gibson, Macallan Gibson, Lyric Peacock, and Laikyn Peacock.

Many thanks for the love and care of the staff and residents at the Arrington Assisted Living and Dr. Doyle Sumrall of Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners International.