ALBANY -- Rev. Guilford C. Prickette, Sr., 76, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at his residence in Albany, GA.
His funeral service will be Friday, July 12 at 11 AM at Palmyra Road United Methodist Church with interment in Zebulon St. Cemetery in Barnesville Ga, at 5 PM. Rev. Candice Butler will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 PM at Kimbrell-Stern.
Born in Baxley, GA March 27, 1937, Rev. Prickette was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, Georgia Southern College, and Candler School of Theology
Rev. Prickette met Mary Irene Terry in August 1966 at Indian Springs, near Jackson, GA, where they discovered their mutual love of music. They were married on February 25, 1967 at the First Nazarene Church in Atlanta, GA.
He followed the footsteps of both his father, Alton C. Prickette, and grandfather, Benjamin C. Prickett, by being ordained as a minister in the Methodist Church. He retired from active ministry in 2002, but remained active even after this, marking 50 years in the ministry in 2010. In recent years, he served as the pianist for Palmyra Road United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Irene Terry Prickette, parents Rev. and Mrs. Alton Prickette, and mother and father in law, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest J. Terry.
Survivors include his son Guil Prickette, Jr. and fiance Rachelle Harrison, Anchorage, AK; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Prickette, Albany; grandchildren, Dylan and Caeleigh Prickette, and their mother, Rebecca Bingham, Anchorage, AK; sisters, Carolyn Pyles, Lawrenceville, GA, Helen Cannon, Jacksonville, FL, Nell Gilbert, Alma, GA; aunt Ilvann Sims, Valdosta, GA; brother-in-law, Paul Terry (Betty), Elijay, GA; longtime friend Roger Gaddis, Mississippi, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Those desiring please make memorials to American Heart Association, 5962 Zebulon Road, PMB #359, Macon, GA 31210 or Palmyra Road United Methodist Church, 1600 Palmyra Rd, Albany, GA 31701.
His daughter, Mary, has written these words: "Today, (dad) Guilford, you are in God's Heaven above. We miss you but God did not want to see you, His child, suffer anymore. So I will say the last words that we would always say when went somewhere or finished talking: I love you."
You may sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family of Rev. Prickette by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors