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George Lamar Pridgett, age 46, of Roswell, GA passed away unexpectedly on his birthday, September 28, 2021.
He is the son of the late Wilma Pridgett and raised by his dad, Melvin Johnson. George graduated from Dedham High School in Massachusetts and furthered his education in culinary arts. In 1996, George met the love of his life, Brenda. Shortly after, they welcomed their first son George Junior and years later, they welcomed their second son Mason. George was a family man and a devoted father. During his time as a father, he dedicated his life to creating a legacy for his two sons to continue and carry on.
George was also a Boston sports fanatic who not only loved the games, but loved coaching as well.
He is survived by his beautiful wife Brenda; his sons, George Junior and Mason; his sister, Wildred Washington Hemingway; brother in law, Anthony Hemingway; many nieces and nephews, as well as a whole host of family and loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George Pridgett‘s memory can be sent through the following donation fundraiser:
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Bernice Langdon says
I will miss George so much. My heart aches.
He was such a great father, and husband, It was such an honor to have him as my son-in-law. He was such a giving , and selfless man. Even when George’s health was failing he made it to his children games. No complaints. He was the true definition of a family man . A Godly man.
May you rest in peace George.
Monica Yurnet says
God do I miss you so much. It’s been a tough week here in Atlanta. I knew you were loved by many but wow, I’ve never seen so much love at once coming to my sister and your amazing boys. You did a hell of job raising these boys.
You started a legacy and you better believe the George legacy will carry on. I will do my best to create a #GeorgeLegacy foundation. I love George.
I love Big G. You will always be by top dog❤️
Lu Welter says
I received the news of George passing with lots of sadness as everyone else. I had the pleasure to meet him, Brenda and George Jr, little George, who they trusted me to babysit for almost 2 years. George always treated me with kindness, respect and a peace in his heart that I will never forget. A gentleman, as sometimes in late babysitting hours always offered a ride as we were in the same neighbourhood. Today, the smile you always carried goes with you…but your laughs and memories will resonate with us until our time arrives. Your mission here was a beautiful one! Thank you for accepting me in your Family all these years.
My most sincere condolences, Lu
Joyce Simmons says
The basketball fam had got Brenda and the kids.
Mina Pasha says
Over the past 8-9 years that I know Brenda I heard nothing but how kind and loving father, husband and friend you were. Brenda loved you deeply and dearly with every once of her heart so as your boys, your friends and families… Although I only met you a couple of times but it seems that I knew you forever… My brother George you will be missed for sure. Only god and prayers can help Brenda to overcome this pain… Rest in peace dear Goerge. My deepest condolences to Jr, Mason and my dearest sister Brenda
Stephen Connolly says
God bless your family Brenda. Ik your heart aches. You had some beautiful posts on Facebook of you George and the boys. You guys raised some very smart and talented children. Again I like to extend my deepest condolences to your family. God bless
Cherlisa Mitchell says
Brenda we are praying for healing and understanding during this time for you and the boys. AAU was nothing without you, George and Jayna. You all made all the years of basketball the best years. Keep your memories and the wonderful years close to heart ❤ Sending our sincerest condolences to You, Junior and Mason.
Cherlisa & Jordan Mitchell
Nadine and Brian houston says
Dearest Brenda, Jr and Mason. My heart is broken for you all because I know how much you all were loved by George and his passing is just so shocking and sad -his smile, kindness and devotion to his beautiful family was absolutely wonderful and his love was so genuine and real . God certainly gained an angel when he called George home and I know in my heart he will watch over all of you and protect you and his spirit lives on inside of you B and the young men you both raised so lovingly. He was a big man with a big heart and the gentility of a true gentleman. He will always be with you and the family and will truly be missed by so very many people whose lives he touched. Best smile in the world was George and big heart . My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all the Pridget family
May he rest in power and paradise . May God give you comfort in this most difficult time . I love you all
You will be missed George. I’m not sure my words could ever describe how much. Dedicated husband & father-Such an honor to watch you and Brenda grow together as husband and wife then mom & dad. I know your watching over Brenda and the boys they will always be protected..Know that I am always here for them. I can hear your voice, and that laugh. ❤️
May you rest In Peace George #TheoriginalKing
Naomi aka Nai
Terri Alexander says
We are so sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful man & he will be deeply missed by the community.
We love The Pidgettt Family!!
Christopher Carroll says
First let me say to his family how sorry I was to hear of Georges passing I am so sorry for your loss. Wow George when I heard of your passing it brought many memories back. It has been so long but it feels like I heard that laugh just yesterday. We lived only a few doors down from each other in high school. Let me tell you George was the big kid in the neighborhood and any time all us kids got together to play basketball, baseball, football we always stopped at George’s house especially. He was two years older than me and although he helped in the braking of my arm in three places (which he felt terrible for and apologized many times) he was a good friend and even taught me how to play basketball. Which became my favorite sport and the one sport I ended up playing quite well thanks to George. Of course, when I finally beat him, he never played one on one with me again. I don’t know his children but let me tell you your dad was a great basketball player. He was so fast and had a beautiful shot. He always knew just where you were and could pass the ball like a pro (with his eyes open or closed) with no hesitation. Although he played just about every sport, and all of them with the same just natural ability. It has been many years now funny how fast time passes after your teenage years. After all this time I am still choked up by your passing knowing I will never get to see you or say hi in passing with a text or E-Mail. This is a prime example to reach out to ones that meant or mean a lot to you even if it was 25 years ago. You never know when God will call you or them home and you will never get that chance again. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed
Terence Dorsey says
It was a pleasure working with you at Plant Mcdonough George. We had some really good times working together. I remember you inviting me to George’s basketball Game. Even though I can’t forgive you for being a Patriots fan. I will miss you Bro. I always admire how you took care of your family. Till we search each other again Big G.