Horace Roland Pratt

Sunrise: August 14, 1943

Sunset: December 16, 2023

Dr. Horace Roland Pratt of Hampton Virginia transitioned December 16, 2023 at the age of 80 after a long illness.  Dr. Pratt attended Norfolk State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics.  He was later employed with GE Portable Television Department as a Manufactory Specialist.  Horace was then employed by Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an Industrial Engineer, later advancing to EEO Officer before retiring.  He worked as an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion with St. Leo College and TCC.  Horace earned a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Virginia Union University and a Doctorate of Ministries from Boston University.  

Dr. Pratt was an ordained minister, founder and pastor of Rehoboth Church of Chesapeake, Virginia for over 55 years.  He was a pastor in every sense of the word caring for the flock as he would call them.  Dr. Pratt authored and published “Caring for the Poor.”  He worked with the poor, the homeless, and was instrumental in encouraging others to pursue higher education.  His mission was to make the world a better place by loving God, by loving our neighbors, by loving ourselves, and by teaching others to do the same.

Horace leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Mary Garlington Pratt, his children Marcus Roland, Darius Roland (Tatijana), Timothy Roland, and Kimberly Pratt Holloman (Robert), five granddaughters;  Cheyenne Holloman, Shelby Holloman Wells (Chris), Madison Rain Pratt, Azarya Pratt, Sorell Pratt.  Horace is survived by his two brothers James A. Pratt and Gary Leon Pratt; and three sisters Tee Garlington, Dora Bean and Hazel Williams.  Horace is preceded in death by his parents, James W. Pratt, and Beatrice Pratt, four sisters; Mary Elizabeth Jackson, Gladys Garlington, Shirley Dixon, Florence Hayes, two brothers;  Aaron Pratt and Thomas Pratt.  

We fondly remember Horace for being steadfast, self disciplined and determined.  

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    Tawanna says

    Horace will be truly missed. My deepest sympathy to Mary and family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Neighbor Tawanna

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    Carolyn Deloatch. says

    To Mrs. Mary Pratt.
    Carolyn A.Smith-Deloatch and the Smith Family sending our Condolences to you and your family
    Love You ♥️
    So sorry for the loss of Rev. Pratt.
    I am here if you need me.

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    Anna Harris says

    Please accept our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences for the loss of your spouse. May Horace’s Fond memories take you through this difficult time. To be with the Lord is Gain. May God be your strength and hope.

    Anna & Alfonso Harris

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    Sharon Gatling says

    To my friend Mary and the Pratt family, I extend my sincerest condolences and prayers. I pray an abundance of peace, comfort and strength be your portion.Horace was always pleasant and kind to me. His smile was contagious! He will be missed sorely. However, he is now free from all suffering, sorrow and pain and is now in the presence of the One whom he loved, served and shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ for. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal! Love you guys!❤️

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    Alfreda Muldrow says

    My sincere condolences to the Pratt family. I pray that God continues to strengthen you all during this difficult time as well as the days ahead. The entire Smith family sends love and prayers to the family. Blessings, Alfreda

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