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Elizabeth Joyce “Babe” Blakeney Prine
(October 9, 1942 – April16, 2022)

          Elizabeth Joyce “Babe” Blakeney Prine, 79 of Taylorsville, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Jasper General Nursing Home in Bay Springs, Mississippi. She was born Friday, October 9, 1942, in Taylorsville, Mississippi.

          Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home at 113 Front Street, Taylorsville, Mississippi.

          Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Taylorsville, Mississippi. The burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Taylorsville, Mississippi. Dr. Frankie Clark will officiate. Special music will be performed by Mrs. Lisa Shelby.  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements. 601-785-6564

          Mrs. Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, Mississippi.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend.  She enjoyed working in her yard and with her flowers, spending time at the pool with her family and friends, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.  She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends.

          She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Ray Prine; father, Gail Blakeney; mother, Louise Keene Blakeney; and two brothers, Thomas “Tom” Blakeney and Dick Blakeney.

          Survivors include her two sons, Wesley West and Brian West (Rhonda) both of Taylorsville, MS; one daughter, Gayla Blakeney Gunnell (Cooper) of Laurel, MS; one step-son, Tim Prine (Ginger) of Holton, KS; two step-daughters, Marie Prine Mullen (Ben) of Ocean Springs, MS and Sherry Prine Gerald (Wyatt) of Mobile, AL; four grandchildren, Kacey West Jones (Jacob) of Taylorsville, MS, John Wesley West (Jessica) of Braxton, MS, Aaron Glenn of Laurel, MS, and Dustin West of Taylorsville, MS;  a numerous number of step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles “Hop” Blakeney and John Billy Blakeney both of Taylorsville, MS; one sister-in-law, Mary Blakeney of Taylorsville, MS; and a host of other family members and friends.

          Pallbearers will be Harry Blakeney, Blake Blakeney, Tim Prine, Aaron Glenn, John West, and Dustin West. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Blakeney, Larry Blakeney, and Chad Bounds.

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