Obituaries » Rev. Jonathan C. Prince
August 14, 1954 – March 14, 2020
Poplar Mt Baptist Church
6823 Western Mill Rd,
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
11 a.m. Monday,
March 23, 2020
A Celebration of a Servant’s Life
Today we celebrate the life of Reverend Jonathan C. Prince, Sr., of Chesterfield, Virginia who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1954, to the late Rev. Dr. Walter and Hester Prince.
Rev. Prince was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother who graduated high school in Germany. Following his graduation, at the age of 17, Rev. Prince enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he honorably served the United States of America for 33 years until his government retirement.
Following his retirement, Rev. Prince was ordained a deacon at Mount Hope Baptist Church in Prince George’s County Virginia where he was elevated to Chair of Deacons. He called to preach by God and was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at St. James Baptist Church in Beaverdam, Virginia.
As a distinguished Virginia clergy, he served as President of the Mattaponi Sunday School and Baptist Training Union in Bowling Green, Virginia.
His teachings touched so many, leaving a warm caring feel with whomever he met. Anyone that had the opportunity to meet him would say he was truly a Man of God who demonstrated a servant spirit of caring, loving and giving.
Rev. Prince was blessed with a large and loving family and married his best friend and love of his life, Deaconess Augusta Prince, 41 years ago at Our Lady of Lords in Henrico, Virginia. From this union, they raised three beautiful children with patience, discipline, and humility. While serving in the military, he and his family traveled together frequently across the nation. Not only did Rev. Prince’s orders take him overseas to Germany and Korea, traveling across the globe on government business was a regular task for himself.
Throughout his lifetime, Rev. Prince earned a plethora of awards as a leader, fighter, and provider.
Following his retirement from the United States Army, he was elevated to a classified position with the Federal Government.
Reverend Prince was always singing, whether it be to his wife and children, or in church. His voice is one to remember. He never yelled, nor did he ever use profane language, but his words always came across with calm, yet bold power as the Holy Spirit gave him utterance.
Rev. Prince was never “too busy” for anyone. He always had time to answer questions or solve problems regardless of how large or small.
Out of all of Rev. Jonathan Prince Sr.’s awards, plaques, ribbons, and medals, nothing gave him as much fulfillment as his License to the Gospel Ministry which came with a mandate from the Master to preach the Word. Rev. Prince will be dearly missed by his loved ones who now celebrate the fact that he is at peace with his Creator and is safe in His arms because the Apostle Paul reminds us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Rev. Prince was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Dr. Walter R. Prince, Sr., mother, Hester V. Prince, bother, Rev. Dr. Walter R. Prince, Jr., and two elder sisters, Esther Willis and Hazel Green. Rev. Prince ran the Christian race and concluded his race on the morning of Saturday, March 14, 2020. At the time of his homegoing, he was completing his matriculation at the University of Maryland for studies in Business and Theology.
Reverend Prince was persistent in doing everything “the right way.” He was a polite soul and always maintained a smile on his face. As having such honorable characteristics, you knew you could always count on him once he gave you his word. The dedication he gave was so genuine, whether it was something as easy as a helping hand, or moral support. Whenever he saw one in need, he wouldn’t hesitate to help.
His memory will be eternally cherished by his beloved wife, Augusta Prince; loving daughter, Denielle Prince; amazing sons, Jonathan Prince, Jr, (Robinette), and Daniel Prince; grandchildren, Azuri, Ayda, Imani, Amari, QuinSean, RayJannah, Jerimyah, and Raheem; four loving sisters, Rev. Mavis Prince, Macey Prince Swinson (Calvin), Alice Dabney (Clyde), Velda Jackson (Richard), and brother, Rev. Dr. A. Carl Prince (Princess); mother-in-Law, Rev. Iola A. Smith; three sisters-in-law, Brendalin Cotman, Renee Greene, and Sherry Jackson; four brothers-in-law, Ricky Smith, Forrest Cotman, Kevin Greene, and Corey Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
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