Herrin- Rita Faye Prince, age 63, of Herrin, passed away at 5:30am on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her nephew’s home in Christopher, surrounded by her loving family.
Rita was born in East St. Louis, Missouri on December 15, 1955. She was raised the daughter of Eugene and Virginia (Fann) Jones. She married Ronald Gene Prince in Bush on December 11, 1999. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2009. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her mother- Virginia Jones of Herrin
Daughter- Roxanna Maker and husband Charles of Herrin
Son- Chester Helderman II and wife Kenya of Zeigler
Three grandchildren- Gregory Parker II of Herrin
Kenlee and Riley Helderman of Zeigler
Two Great Grandchildren- Talissia and Kristofer Parker Reese of Herrin
Sister- Sue Mize of Zeigler
Sister- Ruthie Mize of Zeigler
Sister- Elaine Daniels of Redbud
Sister- Jacqueline Jones of Redbud
Sister- Sandra Crook of Redbud
Sister-in-law- C.J. Mize of Herrin
Several Nieces and Nephews
She was preceded in death by her father- Eugene Jones, husband- Ronald, brother- Rex Mize, and sisters- Martha Marks and Carol Hutson.
To celebrate Rita’s life, funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Blairsville Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Friday.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Prince family and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home / 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.