After the death of her husband in September 2015, Prissy moved from Louisiana to Wellesley, MA to be closer to family. Sadly, just a few months later, in February of 2016 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. After a lengthy surgery and a few weeks of rest, Prissy was ready to tackle chemo. She had her first treatment in early April, and really seemed to be okay. However, a few days later she was unable to keep any food or liquids down and quickly became dehydrated. She was admitted to Massachusetts General for three days getting rehydrated and supplemental nutrition. Prissy returned home on a Thursday. By the following Monday she was so weak, unable to keep food down, her stomach distended, and she had severe pain in her upper abdomen. She was again admitted to the hospital where they found that she had a blockage in her intestines. Before surgery could be done her intestines burst and Prissy went into septic shock, her lungs collapsed and she had pneumonia.