Prya (Dhunna) Tweedie, aged 40, loving daughter of Mr & Mrs Dhunna, mother of Karishma Tweedie and adoring wife to husband Bryan Russell Tweedie, passed away on the 5th of March 2022 after a courageous battle against COVID. Prya was born in the city of Leeds, in the north of England on 28th June 1981. She grew up surrounded by a large and loving family, including mum, dad, four sisters and a younger brother. Prya also has a large extended family of close aunties, uncles, cousins and of course, her friends.
She attended Roundhay High School and excelled in her studies, with a great passion for arts and creative design. Her relentless work ethos and drive allowed her to excel in a variety of roles, which allowed her to later build a successful business in hospitality. One of her final roles in the UK included an administrative role at Menwith Hill in Harrogate. There, she met her husband Bryan when he delivered a name plaque to her desk and their relationship flourished following a date over coffee. They fell in love and married before moving across the world and settling in Abilene, Texas.
Prya was a strong and independent woman, always caring for others which is something she also advocated for in motherhood. They were blessed with a baby girl, Karishma Tweedie, who was Pryas pride and joy. She was a committed and devoted mother to Karishma, thriving off her achievements at school and in cheerleading, as well as other sports. Most importantly, Karishma was her best friend and to whom she instilled strong morals and values.
Pryas creativity and drive allowed her to simultaneously grow a successful business in Abilene and was a pivotal member of the community. She was involved in the recruitment of many individuals and helped them to change their lives. Despite her success, she remained grounded and humble, which is why she was loved by so many people. She adored all her friends in Abilene, whom she referred to as family, and would love to entertain for them through house parties and special dinners.
Despite her busy lifestyle and time difference, Prya would always make time for her parents and siblings. She never missed a call or text, even in the middle of the night. She was an amazing sister, daughter and aunty who would celebrate their achievements but also act as a sound board at their worst moments. Nothing was ever too much for Prya and her positivity resonated to all those who knew her. Prya was truly an angel on earth, and she was taken too soon. She will be dearly missed by everyone and will remain in their hearts forever.
A funeral service will be held in Pryas memory on Wednesday 9th March 2022 at The Elmwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park at 2pm. In Pryas own words- ‘wear what you want’ but we would be grateful if you would incorporate burgundy accessories/clothing as this was one of Pryas favourite colours.