George L. Prather

June 09,1933 - April 06,2019

Obituary for George L. Prather

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of George L. Prather on April 6th, 2019.

Funeral service is April 14th, 2019, 1:00 PM at Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church in Greenville GA.

George Lee Prather was born on June 9, 1933 to the late Jennie Lee and Idus
Prather. He transitioned from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at West Georgia Hospice.

George joined the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church at an early age. He was united
in holy matrimony on November 22, 1954 to Virginia Bernice Hardaway and
to this union, five children were born, Layman, Vivian, Earnest, Juanita, and
Joanne, who preceded him in death.
George was employed for 11 years by the Georgia State Highway and later
joined the Buffing Department at William L. Bonnell, Inc., presently Tredegar
Industries, where he was employed for approximately 30 years. He was
highly respected and known as the most patient person when it came to
train new hires in his department. George had several hobbies, one of which
was gardening. He also had a love for fishing and cooking out with his family
and friends.

George leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 65 years, Virginia Prather;
children, Layman Prather of Woodbury, Georgia, Vivian Prather Byrd (Eric) of
Greenville, Georgia, Earnest Prather (Shorana) of Woodbridge, Virginia, and
Juanita Strozier (Mitchell) of Lagrange, Georgia; 11 grandchildren: Donyetta
Ferguson, Christopher Prather, Jessica Prather, Nicholas, Denita White,
Valencia Deloach, Victoria Prather, Devonte Ferguson, Jonathan Prather,
Charnise Tigner, and Madison Prather; 6 Great grandchildren: Monique
Ferguson, Myeshia Ferguson, Mykia Ferguson, Cashis Prather, Nicholas
Ferguson Jr., and Tanner Ferguson; One aunt and uncle Catherine Gates and
Alonzo Prather (Greenville, Ga); One niece Joyce Hutchinson (Willie);
6 sisters-in-laws and 4 brother in-laws; and a host of other nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends

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Funeral Service

01:00 PM
Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church
1505 Jarrell Road
Greenville, GA 30222
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My heart goes out to the family in friends. I'm so sorry for your loss. The bible talks about how Jacob felt when he was deceived into believing that his son Joseph had been killed by a wild animal. In Gen. 37:34, 35 it saids,"With that Jacob ripped his garments apart and put sackcloth around his waist and mourned his son for many days. 35 And all his sons and all his daughters kept trying to comfort him, but he kept refusing to take comfort, saying: “I will go down into the Grave mourning my son!” And his father continued weeping for him. Several years later, the death of Joseph still weighed heavily on his mind. So you all are not alone in grieving the loss of a love one. But the good news is the bible also saids in Isaiah 26:19 that," Your dead will live.My corpses will rise up.Awake and shout joyfully,You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning,And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." So the good news is that Jehovah promises a resurrection. So I hope this scripture give you all comfort in knowing what will happen for us in the future.
- Alexandria
Keeping your family in prayer. May God's love help you and sustain you during your time of sadness. (1 Peter 5:7)
- d. young
As you celebrate a life well lived may the God of all comfort also grant you peace and hope. "There is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15).
- c. collier
Sincere condolences to your family at this most difficult time. May Christ heartwarming promise extended to our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death comfort you, John 5:28,29
- Deli
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)
- Norma Crenshaw

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