Pridgen obit

James Washington Pridgen II

James Washington Pridgen II was born on January 26, 1977 to James & Thaise (Hampton) Pridgen, Sr. in Jacksonville, Florida.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2018 due to injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

James was educated in the public-school system of Jackson County, Florida, graduating in 1996 from the Malone High School. After High School, he became a part of the Florida Department of Corrections where he served faithfully for 22 years. James was currently employed with the Walton Correctional Institute of DeFuniak Springs, Florida serving as a Correctional Officer Colonel.   Col. Pridgen was a hard and dedicated worker and loved his job and his fellow associates in the FDOC.

Throughout his 41 years on earth, the happiest moment in his life was when he was united in Holy Matrimony to Alesha Patton on March 18, 2006.  Throughout the 12 years of their marriage they created an unbreakable bond and formed memories that will be forever cherished. James was a wonderful husband, loving father & grandfather, beloved brother, respected uncle, cousin, friend and coworker. Although he is no longer on this earth physically, his legacy leaves a deep imprint with each person he encountered and will be remember throughout the end of time.

Col. Pridgen was preceded in death by his parents: James & Thaise Pridgen, Sr.; his grandparents: Frank & Mary Hampton, Sr.; and his brother-in-law: Isaac J. Symms, II.

He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife: Alesha Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) daughters: Jaquira Pridgen of Orlando, Florida and PFC Jaquiya Smith of Ft. Stuart, Georgia; two (2) sons: LCpl James Pridgen III of Camp Hansen, Japan and Jace Pridgen of Marianna, Florida; two (2) grandsons: Aiden  and Namari Pridgen;  those raised as his own: Elijah Javon Hooks, Ashante D’Mor Hooks, and Ariel Montrel Patton all of Chipley, Florida; two (2) sisters:  Patrice B. Symms of Jacksonville, Florida,and Chantelle Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida; four (4) brothers: Javon Pridgen of Tallahassee, Florida,  Jacob  Jones, Jr., James Anthony Pridgen, and Warren Fulton (Maria), all of Jacksonville, Florida;  mother-in-law: Debra Patton-Brown of Chipley, Florida; four (4) sisters-in-law: Tequilla Montreal McKnight (Markee) of Dothan, Alabama, Megan Alyss Brown of Chipley, Florida, Ashley Patton-Grey (Eric) of Jacksonville, Florida, and Mattie G. Claiborn of Chipley, Florida; god-daughter: Kierstin Smith of Chipley, Florida; along with a large host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowful coworkers and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, November 3, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Supt. David Woods, Pastor Stephen Andrews, Rev. Tony Davis, and Elder Mark Clarke, Jr., officiating.  Committal Service with Honors will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens of Marianna, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM CST on Friday, November 2, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries, Inc. of Chipley, Florida.  Col. Pridgen will lie in repose 2hrs. prior to services at the church on Saturday.

6 thoughts on “Pridgen obit

  1. Don’t seem real. You always one of the trust people too ever walk on this Earth. If everyone was like you this world would be so different. Miss you

  2. You will be truly missed❣️ The deer recipe was delicious and the turkey recipe I have not tried yet but because you were a kitchen master I know it will be delicious as well. You were a compassionate and caring friend you always had positive things to say regardless of the situation. Thank you so much for the uplifting conversation you shared. Rest in the Lord my friend!

  3. James was a very good person and friend you could always depend on him if you needed him. He will truly be missed by all that crossed paths with him.To the family I am so sorry.. May he rest in peace and watch over us. It sends chills threw my body writing this..

  4. One the realist brothers you’ll ever know , always encouraging me telling me the best thing you ever did was promote , and you loved your job. Rest Easy James..

  5. This is still a hard pill to swallow. To Alesha and Family he was a caring Supervisor and Friend to me. The accomplishments he made in FDC it never changed him. He would always encourage me to do better and never allow anyone or anything to hinder me. I just want to thank you for sharing him with me.

  6. A great friend of over 20 years who will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.

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