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Merle Riley Prince
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  • Church of the Good Shepherd
    1393 Miles Drive
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“To the family, I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Merle. Both of your parents were good neighbors to my mother, Lillian Hunter, when they lived on...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Hunter Wooldridge

“Very sorry for your loss. We all loved her like family. Your all in my prayers. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pamela A. Fairfax

“Merle and Mark were the very first people we met at The Church of the Good Shepherd. They were so welcoming and sweet. I miss Mark and will miss...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Davidson

“Rick,Angel and all the Prince family, we are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May God perpetual light shine upon her. Our prayers that...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Raymond Lloyd

“What a great photo of Merle. I feel like she is saying something precious My heart goes out to Merle's wonderful family, especially Angel and Rick,...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Catherine Jones - Charleston, SC

“I have known Merle from an early age, She would come through Columbus, Ga. and visit with us on trips to Prattville, Al.. Her dad was my great...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jean Giglio - Destin, FL - Family

“Merle gave me the pleasure of doing her hair for over 22 years. Not only was she a customer, she was a very dear friend ,a good listener and eager...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joyce Johnson

“She and her family were always good friends to the Wise Family. Her comforting smile and manner will be missed by all. Loved her dearly, She was...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Edmund Wise - Ocean Springs, MS

“Sincere and heartfelt condolences to family. As a friend of Rick and Angel Prince, I extend my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl LaRose

Merle Riley Prince, 90, of Charleston, SC, widow of the late Markley "Mark" Lawrence Prince, III, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Her Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 in the Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Merle was born November 23, 1930 in Sylacuaga, AL, a daughter of the late Loris Eugene Riley and Sallie Burkhalter Riley. Merle was a long-time member of The Church of the Good Shepherd, where she was involved in many ministries. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many.

She is survived by her children, Donna Latham (Bill), Elaine Reed (Ken), Timothy Prince and Richard Prince (Angel); her fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Daisy Prince Walsh.

She was predeceased by a son, Mark Lawrence Prince IV; one grandson, one great-grandson; two brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to The Church of The Good Shepherd, 1393 Miles Dr, Charleston, SC 29407, the Alzheimer's Association at or WomenHeart at