July 24, 1933 – February 23, 2019
June Prince, a resident of Winter Haven passed away on February 23, 2019. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 24, 1933 to A.C “Pete” and Gracie Mae Stanford. In 1974 June graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga while working full time and raising a family. She and her husband, Ray, then moved to Winter Haven to pursue opportunities in the field of education. June became a middle school teacher and attended the University of South Florida where she received her Master of Arts degree in 1985. She then became a guidance counselor and finished her career at Jewett Academy where, upon her retirement, the guidance building was named in her honor. After retirement she taught English as a second language at the East Area Adult School for several years. She was a member of Lake Shipp Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed friends, family, card games and played a mean game of Scrabble.
She is survived by her children, Hal and wife Theresa, David and wife Donna, and Valerie; grandchildren, Aaron, Kaitlyn and Austin; great-grandchildren, Damian and Brianna.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Prince.
A visitation will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a funeral service following at 5:00 p.m. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lake Shipp Baptist Church Building The Future Fund at Lakeshippbaptist.org.
- Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2019
Jo Anne Cowden
March 1, 2019
When I was just 17, I moved from home to work and go to school. God put June in my life as she was secretary to the senior pastor at the church where we worked. June was a wonderful mentor and also a very funny lady.--she made work fun! She always made me laugh, and she taught me a lot about perseverance. I babysat her children and after she and Ray moved to Florida, I came to visit them with my own three children. She will always have a place in my heart--a great lady and friend.
February 26, 2019
June was a long time friend to me even after our years of teaching together at Northeast-Jewett Jr. High. We had some good trips to the coast and also some really good parties at my house or hers. I knew most of her family and enjoyed them all.
I am thinking of Hal, David and Valerie at this time and wanted you to know.
Sandy Weigle, Winter Haven, FL.