Gerald Frank Prentice Jr.

July 27, 1959August 19, 2018
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Bishop Gerald Frank Prentice, Jr 59, passed away peacefully Sunday August 19, 2018 in his Reading residence with his loving wife by Sandra E (Price) Prentice by his side. He was born in Reading PA on July 27, 1959 to Gerald F Sr and Jessie F (Cooper) Prentice, he was the stepson to Werdna Prentice and son-in-law to Grace Brown.

Gerald was the former Bishop of Mt Airy Church of God in Philadelphia PA and retired in March 2018. He was employed by Carpenter Technology Corporation for 26 years retiring in 2016. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served our country during peace time. He loved preaching, outreach ministry, and winning souls for the Lord.

In his memory, Gerald leaves to cherish his daughters; Tereshin Ja'Net and her husband Maurice White of Atlanta, GA., Ja'Nese Broussard of Reading, Anya Prentice of Reading, Syreeta Prentice and her husband Marlon Satterfield of Newark, DE., Julia Prentice of Reading, Lakisha Crawley of Reading, Kareema and her husband Brian Vasquez of Reading, 3 brothers, Michael Prentice of Phila., Gerald Martin of Reading, Jerold Martin of Reading, sister, Julia Prentice-Taylor and her husband Eric Taylor of Phila., 13 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special family and friends. Gerald was predeceased by his brother Brad Mosley and granddaughter Meyanna White.

A Home Going Service will be Saturday August 25, 2018 at 10am in Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple PA 19560. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be Friday August 24, 2018 6-8pm in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St. Reading and Saturday 9-10am in the church. The funeral home is honored to serve the Bishop's family at this time.


  • Sandra (Price) Prentice, Wife
  • Gerald F. Prentice Sr., Father
  • Jessie (Cooper) Prentice, Mother
  • Tereshin White, Daughter
  • Maurice White, Son-in-law
  • Ja'Nese Broussard, Daughter
  • Anya Prentice, Daughter
  • Syreeta Prentice-Satterfield, Daughter
  • Marlon Satterfield, Son-in-law
  • Julia Prentice, Daughter
  • Lakisha Crawley, Daughter
  • Kareema Vaszuez, Daughter
  • Brian Vasquez, Son-in-law
  • Julia Prentice-Taylor, Sister
  • Eric Taylor, Brother-in-law
  • Michael Prentice, Brother
  • Gerald Martin, Brother
  • Jerold Martin, Brother
  • Ethel Jenerette and her husband Charles, Aunt
  • Delores Atwater, Aunt
  • Regina Prentice Copeland, Aunt
  • Miriam Muldrow and husband Robert, Aunt
  • Shirley Johnson and her husband Ray Johnson Jr., Aunt
  • Werdna Prentice, Step-Mother
  • Grace Brown, Mother-in-law
  • Gerald also leaves to cherish 8 grandchildren; Tyreese, Mkyle, Jahmai, Taj, Shanya, Anesha, tyler, Alijah, Amya, Alana, Shamira, DeAsia, and Jayonna. 2 great grandson's; Messiah and Lamier. He is also survived by a close spiritual friend, Douglas Sloane. Special cousins, Alfred Battle and David Scott, and a very very special mentor Bishop Robert Brookins.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Brad Mosely and a granddaughter Meyanna White.


  • Viewing Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Viewing Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Homegoing Service Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Leanour Mccrory

August 25, 2018

My condolences to the family R.I.H my brother no more pain no more tears

Bishop Lee McCloud, Jr.

August 24, 2018

A most faithfully precious and dependable brother! He was rock solid when it comes to being a spiritual brother. A great man of God, a great family man, a husband, father, grandfather, etc. He left a wonderful legacy for his church and for the family of God! He will be truly missed! Love you tremendously my Brother in the Lord! Sleep on and take your rest; We'll see you in the morning!

Felecia Craig

August 24, 2018

R.I.P. my brother and I know in God time we all will meet again in paradise. The man I met some years ago was a kind person who was always loving, caring, and over protective when it came to family especially Julia his little sister 😘. I thank almighty God for the blessings of knowing him for Prentice and for us sharing family together. So rest well my dear brother because God got you now.

Stevie Marshall

August 24, 2018

I was introduced to Gerald many years ago and we've been friends ever since ..I will always remember his loving smile and he always had a kind word ..He was always there when you needed him he was my good friend he will always hold a special place in my heart Rest in Paradise my dear friend and God please take care of him ..You will be truly missed..❤️

Conchetta Harris

August 24, 2018

I met Gerald at Saint Peter Clavers school. We were in the 5th grade and laughed all the time. He was so funny and so cute. Prince was what I called him ,was my first boyfriend. I am so sorry for the lost to the family, but I am so grateful to know that he knew Jesus. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Selah.

Rachel Bell-Buchanon

August 24, 2018

May you RIP Jeffery Buchanon says he will remember the good times with a Good Brother Rest well until we meet Again thanks for serving Gods People

Deborah Koon-Cottman

August 24, 2018

Pren was always mild mannered kind and quite spoken . When I met his sister over 30 years down south philly he let me know that he was her big brother. The few times that we came into contact with each other it was always positive conversation . He loved his family and most of all his God! Pren take your rest and remember that one day we will meet again! Rip

Rayna Washington

August 24, 2018

Wow I met him some years ago, and he has always been a nice person. Rest in heaven, your work is done and u served the Lord well not rest.