Sunday, March 26, 2023

Friends Plan Memorial Celebration for Anne Marie Pruitt at The Wave

Anne Marie Pruitt was a long-time ally of the Hampton Roads LGBTQ community and her unexpected death last month was a shock to many in the community.  In her honor and to support Comfort Cases, Ms. Pruitt’s favorite charity, The Wave nightclub is hosting an event tomorrow night to celebrate Ms. Pruitt’s life that will feature performances from twenty of the top drag performers and male dancers from along the entire East Coast.  DJ Matty will be spinning.  The show starts promptly at 9:30pm.


Tomorrow’s event begins at 8:30 (ddors open at 8) and entry to the event is free with a donation to Comfort Cases.  Comfort Cases provides assistance to foster children in need. Donate a backpack, pajamas, crayons, toys, etc., to enjoy this event. A small cover will be charged for those without an in-kind with no donation to Comfort Cases.  i

Anne Marie was a long-time ally of the LGBTQ community and worked at The Wave nightclub in Norfolk, which her family owns.

“From the bottom of our hearts, the Pruitt Family is endlessly grateful for the support that Anne Marie’s extended family, friends, and our community have shown during this most tragic time,” the family posted on Facebook.

“Anne Marie’s unbridled zest for life is what made Her the most present, honest and fiercely loving human being that we will ever know.”

“Anne Marie loved you all. She made everyone who came across her path feel welcome. Her inclusive Spirit translated to all facets of her life, and We welcome You to help celebrate our beloved Anne Marie. Her Love and boundless energy will forever be felt by the countless lives she touched.”

Ms. Pruitt, 33, was killed in July 2017 after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a road in Isle of Wight.

Previous coverage:

“She Was the Biggest Punch in the Tiniest Fist:  Remembering Anne Marie”

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