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September 13, 1976 – March 28, 2020


Jessie Eric Pritchett, age 43, of Hopkins, Minnesota passed away on March 28, 2020 at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was born on September, 13th 1976 in Fort Carson, Colorado, the son of Jerry Pritchett and Lena Salazar.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife and children. Shikoba, Jessie’s Godchild was loved very much. He loved collecting coins, taking walks, fishing, traveling to see his son at job corps, joking around and was a Bronco Fan. A very Christian man, always willing to help others. The Bible was very important to Jessie.

Jessie is survived by his wife: Kristen; his children: Eric Pritchett, Emmalee Pritchett and Emrick Pritchett; niece: Jessica Kegg; nephew: Emery Kegg and godchild: Shikoba.

Preceded in death by his grandparents: Joe and Rachel Salazar

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Gill Brothers funeral home in Minneapolis, MN.

A graveside funeral service for Jessie Pritchett will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 beginning at 11:00 A.M. at the Grandview Park Cemetery in Hopkins, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket bearers will be loving family and friends

Casket Bearers will be  Eric Pritchett, Emrick Pritchett, Rick Morris, Jesse Ounsville, Trey Ounsville, Chris Jones and Desiree Marshall

Interment at the Grandview Park Cemetery in Hopkins, Minnesota

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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21 Guestbook Entries

  1. Richmonds

    When I heard about Jessie passing I was so sad for Emrick. Young boy who never asked to be a part of such an awful circumstance. May God shelter Emrick from too much grief

  2. The Manzo Family

    When I heard of Jessie’s passing. I was truly sad for the family. Jessie was a good man who will be greatly missed. Sending love hugs and prayers to his family in this difficult time.

  3. Corinne Roberds

    Although it has been nearly 20 years since I have seen Jessie, I will always remember him. He was always pleasant to be around. My heart breaks for Kristen and their kids. I know it is hard now, but remember the good times and it will get easier. I wish I was able to come to the funeral and be there for you guys. Always know that I am here for you!

  4. Tracee

    You went to heaven too soon, l will miss you so much.

  5. Mosope

    Praying for strength for his family. May he rest in peace.

  6. Courtney

    I was so sad when I heard about Jessie’s passing away. I only knew him for a short while but in that short time he became good friends with me and my husband. He was a very nice guy, very kind, very generous. He loved helping out a lot of people, that’s the kind of person he was all the time you will truly be missed. We love ya Jessie.

  7. Wael abdelkarem

    May God look over you and your family Jessie.

  8. Natasha Cockfield

    To a proud father and a loving husband. Jessie was one of the most compassionate and giving man that I came to know on this journey called life. Heaven I know is rejoicing to have you as an angel. I wish the best to your family at this time. Prayers and Blessings

  9. Cecelia G

    When I heard Jessie had passed I was in shock I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t. He was a cool, happy, goofy and nice guy for the time I know him and I feel so much for his kids not being able to say their goodbyes at the hospital because this virus. My heart goes out to them but just know he’ll always be around even if he’s not here physically?????

  10. Courtney

    I was so very sad to hear about Jessie’s passing away. I only knew him for a short time but in that time he became friends with me and my husband. He was a very kind and nice man.. he always loved helping out a lot of people that was the kind of person he was.. Jessie you’re going to be truly missed, we love ya.

  11. Chris

    Jessie in the short time I’ve known you, you are an amazing person, you bring smiles & joy to everyone, you radiate such good energy & genuinely have a talent of connecting people, you will be deeply missed, & I know you’re still here protecting us with your peace/ inner light. Thanks for being such a great person & gracing me with the delightful experience of knowing you.

  12. Tina Gearhart, Jesse Rounsville

    We are so saddened by Jesse’s loss for his whole family. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time and will continue to stand by your side. We are here when ever you need. Love you all so much.

  13. Tegan Lecheler

    I am so terribly sad to hear about Jesse’s passing. He worked so hard to be a great father. I know he loved his kiddos so much and will be watching over you all for the rest of your lives. He was so kind and such a sweet soul. Jesse, you are loved and you will be missed.

  14. Jessica

    When we heard of Jessie’s passing it saddened our family. Our thoughts and prayers go out the his family which he loved very much. His wife and children meant everything to him and we pray they have the strength to slowly heal. They are all hurting and dealing with it in their own ways. My his wife find the strength to help her children through this. We no she is all they have now and with the strong bond they all had/have they will be ok. As long as they have each other nothing can hurt them.

  15. Mike Sibille

    Jessie my brother, The memories that we have will last til infinity… I remember the burgundy Cadillac going 99 down the 25 in the Springs 9 cars deep, So many house party’s, crushing down Nevada on Friday and Saturday nights… you would always stay with me… I feel like you protected me, sorta like a guardian angel… When I heard the news that you passed my heart stopped… I can’t believe that you’re gone… I do know the last time we talked we shared a lot of those memories and you filled my heart with joy… You were the best brother anyone could ever ask for… I love you man… Gone too soon but never be forgotten…Rest in paradise Jesus???❤️

  16. Janet

    My Golden Nephew/Son, you were a Blessing to me to help grandma and grandpa raise you and you living with me for years and years!! Your cousins love and miss you so much!! The memories flooding my mind of the love and laughter we shared together will always be in my heart!! I will Love you Always and Forever!! My Golden Jessie ❣️❣️

  17. Lena

    Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    My Jessie, my heart, my son, your sudden passing and just finding out a week ago that you passed has caused an immense and excruciating pain in my heart and to the pit of my soul. I can’t believe that you are gone.

    You sacrificed and suffered to the bitter end for the love of Jesus and your children, my son. I am so proud of you.

    I can’t believe I won’t hear your voice or that contagious laugh again. I thank God that He saved you from the evils of this world. And Merciful God Almighty promises that I will see you again………..I hope it’s soon. Come quickly Lord Jesus so I can see my baby again.

    Rest in Jesus’ loving arms, son! I love you for all eternity!
    I am honored to always be your mama! Lena Ruth Salazar

  18. Jerry Pritchett, Sr

    To all my grandchildren; I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. Just remember that I truly loved your dad, and how he chose to die was his choice, and nothing you could ever do will change that. Just try to be a better person DON’T LET HISTORY repeat its self….Love Grandpa

  19. Rick &Belma

    “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget”
    Rest In Peace Jessie. We love you and miss you!

  20. Aunt Janet

    My Golden Jessie,
    I’m Blessed to have lived your life with you until you left to start your own family. Your such a beautiful Soul and now with Mom and Pops!! I’ll Love You Always and Forever!!❣️❣️ Your blood family here in Colorado cherish the memories of you!! Especially your cousins, Vincent, Jordan and Kelly!! ❣️ Rest In Peace and hopefully being seeing you soon!! ❣️
    Love you my Golden Jessie!!❣️

    Aunt Janet ❣️

  21. Rachel Speights

    To my brother, the one brother I was so close to as if we were twins. Ooo how I miss you. I’m sooo sorry life got in the way of us staying in contact. On March 26, 2020 I was also on life support but I guess the good Lord still needed me here. We lost Brandon in February and then you in March. This time of year will always be a tough time for us all. We know you are in a much better place with no pain. I can’t wait to see you again. I love you with all my heart❤️


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