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Obituary: Janice Wade Pratt – Red Jackets 1953-56 – August 1, 2020

Janice Wade Pratt 

November 30, 1935 – August 1, 2020

Obituary for Janice Wade Pratt

Funeral services will be held for Janice Wade Pratt on Thursday August 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette. She passed away Saturday evening August 1 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her loving family.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home on Bertrand Drive on Wednesday August 6 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Thursday from 9 am until 11:00 am. Funeral services will follow at Asbury at 11:30. Rev John Cannon will conduct the services. Internment will take place at Fountain Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Janice was employed by the Lafayette Parish School System where she served as a teacher and assistant principal for 30� years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, camping, but her passion was the game of tennis which she played competitively until the age of 82.

Janice a resident of Lafayette, was the daughter of the late Lucien Wade and the former Hilda Vidrine.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mackie Pratt; children Douglas Pratt and wife, Chris, David Pratt and wife Charlene, and Paula Pratt; grandchildren Jason Pratt, Eric Pratt, David Pratt Jr,, Hunter Pratt, and Ryan Rapuana, great-grandchildren Camryn Godeaux, Jenna Pratt, and Jackson Pratt, and her sister Elizabeth Tittle.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sally Jo Butler.

Pallbearers will be her sons and grandsons.

Heartfelt appreciation is extended by the Pratt Family to Right At Home Healthcare, Hospice of Acadiana, and her best friend/tennis partner, Pearl Garcia.

Personal condolences can be sent to the Pratt Family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Athletic Network Footnotes by Dr. Ed Dugas.

Click here for Janice and her fellow Red Jacket officers in 1956, the year she was president.

Click here for the 1956 Red Jacket photo gallery.

Janice was the ultimate Health and Physical Educator Teacher and Athletic Coach. As an administrator, she was tops. She was highly respected by her students and peers and always had their interest at heart. As an active member of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, she was highly reliable and did much for Lafayette and the Acadiana area. The game of tennis is better for having her as a competitor, teacher, and coach.