Kay Pridgen

Obituary of Kay Pridgen

Patricia Kay Cranford Pridgen, 67, passed away September 24, 2019 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 2:30PM Friday September 27, 2019 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville, where Kay was an active member.  Burial will immediately follow the service in Rowan Memorial Park of Salisbury, NC.

Kay was born May 1, 1952 in Rowan County to the late Olin and Lettie Cranford. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Frederick Cranford.

She graduated from Catawba College in 1974 with a degree in Childhood Education.  While at Catawba she sang and toured with the College Choir.  She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Education from UNCC. Kay taught in the Winston-Salem Forsyth county School system for 33 years.  She ended her career at Piney Grove Elementary as a kindergarten teacher.  She touched hundreds of young lives during her career.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, John of the home; son, David of Kernersville; daughter Sarah Goumaz and husband Joseph and her precious grandson, Garrett of Fuquay Varina.

The family will receive friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Service in Kernersville.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Family and friends may sign and view the guestbook at www.Pierce-JeffersonFuneralService.com



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service
213 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
(336) 904-1053

Funeral Service

2:30 pm
Friday, September 27, 2019
Main Street United Methodist Church
306 S. Main Street
Kernersville, North Carolina, United States


4:00 pm
Friday, September 27, 2019
Rowan Memorial Park
4125 Franklin Community Center Rd
Salisbury, North Carolina, United States