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Esther Lewis Prince

November 16, 1923 January 22, 2015
Esther Lewis Prince
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Mrs. Esther “Chessie” Lewis Prince, 91, widow of William D. Prince, Jr. of Emporia, passed away on January 22, 2015. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert S. Lewis of Richmond and her sister, Mildred Lewis Walton of Smithfield, VA. Mrs. Prince was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Scott Lewis of “Little Dover” in Goochland County and later of “Rock Hill” in Madison County, Virginia. She was raised in Goochland County and was a graduate of Goochland High School and attended Mary Washington College. She enjoyed a career as a secretary before retiring in 1979. She was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church, Emporia, where she served on the Vestry. She was a reserve member after many years of active membership of the Emporia Book Club; the Hicksford Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution serving as Regent and longtime chairman of American History; and a former member of the Colonial Dames. She is survived by her children, Polly Miller and Garnett Miller of Wytheville, VA; Dr. William Daniel Prince,III and Lauren Prince of Martinsville, VA; Scott D. Prince and Mary Prince of St. Simons Island, GA; and Anne Deuchler and William Deuchler of Winter Park, FL. Also surviving are her grandchildren, William G. Miller, William D. Prince, IV; Matthew and Kate Prince, Mary Helen and Ike Johnston, Grace L. Prince, Philip B. Deuchler, Rand S. Deuchler and Catherine P. Deuchler. She is also survived by her sister, Louise L. Ebert and her husband, Jim, of Lumberton, NC as well as by many nieces and nephews. The family is most appreciative of her devoted caregivers, Lois Turner, Evelyn Wilson, Rosa Carson, Patsy Keenan, Mary Adams, Diane Givens and Beckey Presson. Funeral Services will be conducted by The Reverend Colin Cooper in the former Christ Episcopal Church, now Victory Fellowship Church, 200 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847 on Saturday at 11am followed by burial in the Emporia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the YMCA of Emporia c/o Kristin Vaughan, 212 Weaver Ave, Emporia, VA 23847. Condolences may be sent to

Funeral Service, Saturday, 11am, in the former Christ Episcopal Church, now Victory Fellowship Church, 200 South Main Street, Emporia, Va 23847, followed by interment in Emporia Cemetery.
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