Marion Lillian Pritchett

August 31, 1937 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Powdersville, SC…….. Marion Lillian Buckland Pritchett, age 85, widow of Harry Crawford Pritchett, died on Friday, August 25th, 2023, at Oakview Park Senior Living.

Ms. Pritchett was born in 1937 in Washington, DC, a daughter of the late Virgil Buckland and Lorraine Harris Buckland. She grew up in Seat Pleasant Maryland, the second of eight children. Her siblings called her "Sissy" a nickname that has stuck to this day. After graduating from high school, she took a job as a bookkeeper for the Shoram Hotel in Washington DC. It was while working there that she met Hank Pritchett at a Boy Meets Girl dance in 1962. Family rumor has it that she had a cold that day and didn't want to attend the event but her parents insisted she go. It would prove to be a life changing decision. After a short courtship, she and Hank were married in February 1963. They would go on to have three children-Kathy, Harry and Pam. Hank worked as an engineer for NASA and Marion stayed home with the children. Marion loved to sew and would often sew new clothes for her children. She also loved playing board games with her family, with Scrabble being her favorite. When her husband retired in 1990, they moved to Sumter SC, where she remained a formidable opponent in the word game, with her now adult children struggling to beat her. She and Hank enjoyed their empty nest and often took trips to the beach and the mountains. When they were not traveling, they enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, shopping, swimming in their backyard pool and watching The Grand Ole Opry every Saturday night. Sadly, Hank passed away in 2007 and Marion lived alone in Sumter until moving to Oakview Park in May 2019. She loved joining in the activities there and going on outings.

Survivors are: One son, Harry Lee Pritchett and his wife Karen of Jefferson, MD; Two daughters, Kathryn Jeanne McLendon and her husband Martin of Easley, SC, and Pamela Susan Pritchett of Roanoke, VA; One brother, Richard Buckland; One sister, Pearl Welty; and Five grandchildren, Jeanni Monteith and her husband Matthew, Kevin Haas, Julianne McLendon, Sean Pritchett, and Nelson Laine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Three brothers, Joe Buckland, John Buckland, and Daniel Buckland and Two sisters, Ruth Buter and Jean Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, August 29th, 2023 at the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreeen Memorial Park Cemetery.

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August 29, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
August 29, 2023

2:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

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