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Jeremiah Julius Pringle
October 18, 1940 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Mr. Jeremiah Julius Pringle, peacefully took the hand of his angels as he quietly transitioned from this earthly shore on Monday, December 27, 2021 at his home in Brooklyn, New York. He was born on October 18, 1940 in Ruffin, South Carolina to the late Lisco Washington Pringle and Miriam Stephens Pringle.
Jeremiah was educated in the public schools of Colleton County at Ruffin High School.
He joined Sykes Savannah United Methodist Church at an early age. He also attended Red Root United Methodist Church until he decided to relocate to New York looking for opportunities to better himself and support his family. He landed a job as a Commercial Construction worker with Nick Patti & Sons, working throughout the five boroughs of NYC until retirement. Nick considered Jerry as one of his most valuable employees as well as a great friend. He joined them for their annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 23 not knowing it would be his last Celebration.
Jeremiah was affectionately know as “Bozo” because of his sharp funny wit and wisdom that he shared with all of those who knew him. He had lots of hobbies to include collecting stamps, coins and unique flea market finds. He loved traveling back and forth down south to visit family and friends listening to the lyrics of Luther Vandross, his favorite artist. He never lost his taste for southern food. He would always gather his favorite meats & fresh vegetables to take back.
His biggest hobby was fishing and any time he would returned to South Carolina, he would spent time enjoying his hobby of fishing with his brother and nephew Antone.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, his sisters: Minnie Grayson (Charles), Rubye Joan Pringle, and a brother: Vervin Pringle.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Rev. Gregory Clayton, Sr. (Caroline); five amazing grandchildren; Mark (Catoura), Brandy, Germaine, Jaron, Gregory Jr., and five great-grands. Three siblings: Helen Miles, Mildred Steward and Campanella Pringle of Walterboro, SC. one aunt; Ann Elizabeth (Pringle) Butler of Maryland; A long time companion and love of his life, Ms. Eunice Callahan, a bonus daughter; Shay Callahan-Wormworth and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4