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Mary Ellen Prince: Loris

1950 – 2021

     Mary Ellen Prince of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at her home. She was 71.

     Born Nov. 30, 1950 in Loris, she was the daughter of the late Mannie Prince and the late Elizabeth Fowler Prince. Mrs. Prince was a loving homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

     Survivors include her two sons, Gary Wayne Johnson and Laverne Prince Willis and wife Amanda, all of Loris; two daughters, Jinnie Cannon and husband Donald and Sheila Prince, all of Loris; step-son Dock Ward of Virginia; ten grandchildren, Niki, Kelly, Courtney, T.J. and fiancé Whitley, Taylor, Dylan, Irie, Daphnie, Mallory Ward, and Lena Ward; nine great-grandchildren, Conner, Carson, Bella, C.J., Allie Brooke, Bentley, McKinnley, Jameson, and Wrinley; and three sisters, Virgie Willis, Anna Welch, and Faye Huggins.

     In addition to her parents, Ms. Prince was predeceased by her significant other, Eddie Ward; three brothers, Collie Prince, Mannie “Bud” Prince, and George Prince; and five sisters, Margaret Marlowe, Doris Johnson, Evon Smith, Pauline Fowler, and Dollie Sessions.

     Family extends a heartfelt thank you to Amedysis Hospice for their compassionate care during this difficult time.

     Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. Andy Bell officiating.

     A guest register is available here.