Jerry Lee Prince was born to William Prince and Essie Mae Laws, on February 12, 1948, in Kenneth, Missouri.
Mr. Prince was raised in McDonald, Pennsylvania. Shortly after receiving his GED, he was inducted into the Army. He fought a nonstop fight in the Vietnam War as a Sharpshooter from 1967 until 1969. During his time serving in the war, he received three bronze medals. After being discharged, he took on trade as being an Iron Worker. Not long after that, he became a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and work as a lock and dam operator for the Us. Army Corps of Engineers.
A man of strength, love, dignity, and respect is what he was known for. He made everyone comfortable with his bright smile and funny character. He was a dapper man, that enjoyed listening to music, dancing, cooking on the grill, making his own delicious bbq sauce, arts and crafts, shopping rather it was for household products, food or clothes, taking vacations, remodeling his home, washing his vehicle, and going out for a cold brew just to talk his mess. He loved a challenge and was very competitive. His confidence and demeanor made many look up to him. He was a family man that provided so much discipline, wisdom, and encouragement to his loved ones.
Sometimes his way of discipline was way over the top. Also known as “ Warden of Cell Block 7108” it was a must that you untied your shoes before taking them off, applied the correct amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush, iron your clothes the night before, put ice in your cup before juice, don't touch his food until he was dining cooking it, make sure dishes were separated before waving them, with several other demands. He had a full description of pictures on how to do things the right way “ his way”. One of our family’s favorite demands was to make sure we told him I love you every night before bed.
He passed peacefully at his Granddaughter, India’s home Wednesday, May 12, 2021. He preceded in death with his beautiful wife Geraldine Prince, his beloved parents, William Prince and Essie Mae Laws, his handsome son, Jerry Prince Jr, and his darling sister Ruth Ann Prince.
He leaves to mourn behind his children; Shafina Prince and Jermal Prince, stepchildren; Angela Jones, Antoinette Jones, Ronda Jones, grandchildren; India, Tyal, Robbie, Malaysia, Rori, Robert, Jermel, Caitlin, Amira, Tionna, Jercari, great-grandchildren;Daionne, Jace, Ava, and Cayson.
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