JANELLA GAY PRINCE, age 83, Oneonta, gained her angel wings Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born Feb. 21, 1938, to the late Dewey Gay and Mary Eris Heard Gay. Janella was a member of Oneonta Church of Christ, Oneonta Gardening Club, a Brownie leader, and very active in ladies’ activities at church. She loved to work in her garden, work with her flowers, singing, entertaining friends at parties, being around people, and making them smile. She was a room mother at various school activities such as clubs, band, and cheering. She is preceded in death by her son Alan; father Dewey Gay; mother Eris Gay (Charlie) Sikes; brothers Paul, Billy, Ray, and Jerry Gay.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years James Prince; daughters Mary Ann (Fred) Harris and Pam (Kenny) Stratton; grandchildren Brent Stratton, Macy Stratton, Shelby Stratton, Annette (Scott) Campbell, Ariana (Brian) Hann, Nikki (Timmy) Lowry, and Shelby Alexander; great grandchildren Jada Hann, Declan and Lily Lowry; beloved little sister Mary Nell Edmondson.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, at 2 p.m., at Oneonta Church of Christ with Bro. Bob Swain officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the time of service. Lemley Funeral Home directed.
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