STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Wayne Prince was called home on Friday, April 4, 2014, to meet his Heavenly Father face to face. Wayne was born in Savannah, but has made his home in Statesboro for over 45 years. He was the owner of Prince and Son Tree Specialists and will be remembered as a hard-working man who loved the outdoors and took every opportunity to fish and hunt with the people he loved. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and cherished time spent with members of his Sunday school class, The Seekers. He and his wife also enjoyed serving alongside their Emmaus family.
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Wayne is described by family and friends as humble, loyal, dedicated and generous. He would go to extreme measures to help other people, expecting nothing in return. He never met a stranger and always had a kind word for others. People were quickly at ease around him because he had a way of making each person feel special. Wayne loved Jesus and had a heart for missions. He wanted others to know His Lord and Savior.
Wayne was also a family man. He adored his wife of 31 years, Lisa Hendrix Prince; his son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Jennifer; and his daughter, Jessica. His eyes lit up when his grandsons, Jackson and Sawyer, were in the room. Wayne is also survived by his parents, Thomas Glenn and Georgia Prince; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Jean Hendrix; and his "Pops", Mitchell Woods. Other family members include his brothers and sister-in-law, Bubba Prince, Timmy and Tracey Prince and Tony Prince; a sister, Shannon Prince; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Walt Mather and Roxella and Warren Ball; half-sisters, Sara Woods, Tammi Ott and Kelly Toro; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins who were very dear to him.
The visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
A Homegoing celebration service to honor Wayne and his love of Jesus will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Osborne officiating.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Will Ball, Mitchell Ball, Charles Conner, Gary Smith, Bubba Prince, Scott Joyner, Glenn Womack and Levy Lowery.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Prince and Son Tree Specialists and members of the Seekers Sunday School Class.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Statesboro, GA 30458; or to Honduras Children's Home "Project Talitha Cumi", c/o Friendship Baptist Church.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, April 6, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Apr. 7 to Apr. 16, 2014