Rhonda Lee Pruss

November 4, 1955 - October 12, 2021
Rhonda Lee Pruss

Rhonda Lee Pruss, age 65 quietly passed away Tuesday, October 12,2021, at New Hanover Regional Center.

She was born in Salem Massachusetts on November 4,1955, to the late Harris Pruss and Helen Yashgar.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Pruss.

Rhonda grew up in Peaboby, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She later became a paralegal in Washington, DC. She married her husband, Donald Messer in 1994 in Falls Church, VA. She and her husband moved from Falls Church, Virginia to Leland, North Carolina in June 2014

Rhonda was very active volunteer in the Assistance League of Greater Wilmington, AARP, various Temple of Israel organizations, and the Red Cross. She will be missed by the many people she touched in her life.

She is survived by her husband Donald Messer, two Aunts, cousins ,and extended family.

A memorial service will be held 1 pm Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Mask will be required in the Chapel during the service.

The service recording can be found is below.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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  • October 24, 2021
    Rita Reibman says:
    So sorry to hear of Rhonda’s passing. She worked hard at everything she did. My condolences.

  • October 19, 2021
    Marcia says:
    I remember going to the beach (usually Nahant) every weekend with Rhonda and a group of teens. It was always so much fun walking the beach, swimming and boogie boarding. You will be missed Rhonda!

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  • October 24, 2021
    Elizabeth Shaffer Lamb says:
    Don, Mom, Aunt Diana & Sharon ..wishing you all Peace to bring comfort, the Courage to face the days ahead and Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Today and always, may fond memories bring you peace, support, and strength. Sending love and my deepest sympathy as we remember Rhonda. She was our quiet, quirky, loving wife,niece, cousin and good friend.