Min. Janice Renee’ Pryor was born on April 22, 1960 in Gloucester County, VA to the late Albert N. Pryor and Velma Pryor-Hendrick. She transitioned from time into eternity at home on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
Janice attended school in Gloucester County and Newport News, graduating from Denbigh High School in 1978. She attended Thomas Nelson Community College where she received an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She was employed at Hampton City Schools and Hampton University for many years.
Janice confessed Christ at an early age, was baptized and united with Zion Poplars Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend Warner Smith. When the family relocated to Newport News, she united with Miracle Temple (Second Baptist) where she worked diligently in different areas of ministry. She loved music, singing and directing the choir. She became a Minister in Training under the leadership of Apostle Anthony R. Cooper in 2017.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Albert N. Pryor, paternal grandparents, Ernest & Martha Ann Pryor; maternal grandparents, Luther & Anna Shorter, brother, Pastor Elton R. Pryor, grandson De’Myon Gathers, grandson Antonio Faison, II and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her daughters, Latonya Pryor, Candice Alexander (William), and Donnetta Faison (Antonio), a special son, Timothy Jones (Janelle); 13 grandchildren, Raekwon Pryor, NyAsia Pryor, Danielle Pryor, Shakarra Melvin (Jamar), Camary Pryor, Ayrakah Pryor, Trevon Faison, Capri Pryor, Tayshawn Parker, Jahaun Pryor, Cameron Faison, Jasara Faison, and Anayah Faison; 4 great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Melvin, Raelen Pryor, Kamari Patillo, KayLynne Melvin; mother and step-father, Velma Pryor-Hendrick and Nathaniel Hendrick; siblings, Regina Wilson (Joseph), Michael Pryor (Elsie), Gail Thompson, and Theresa Johnson; two aunts, Verlene Montague and Virginia Jackson, and sister-in-law, Ellen Pryor; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and friends.
“Where we are right now is not where we are going! Don’t let what you “see” hinder what you believe! Trust God! No matter what!!”
Inspiration by Jay Renee’
Min. Pryor will lie in state two hours prior to services on Saturday, January 23, 2021. at Miracle Temple Baptist Church 617 32nd St.Newport News, VA.
Services for Min Pryor will be held noon Saturday, January 23, 2021. at Miracle Temple Baptist Church 617 32nd St. Newport News, VA.by Dr. Anthony Cooper
Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens
It is the desire of the Pryor family to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Min. Janice Renee Pryor has entrusted her final care to C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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