June Elizabeth Prince, 71, passed away at the Haven hospice Patient Care Center in Orange Park, Florida following a fierce battle with colon cancer on August 11, 2023.
June was born on February 19, 1952 at the United States Naval Hospital in Bainbridge, Maryland. She moved with her family to the south side of Jacksonville, Florida in 1955 and again moved with her family to the newly christened Sherwood Forest community located on the north side of Jacksonville on December 27, 1957. June‘s family was the third family to buy a home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood. June would happily remain in this wonderfully constructed split level concrete block home for the next 66 years.
June attended Sherwood Forest Elementary school, Ribault Junior High School, and graduated from Ribault senior high school where she excelled in Art and American history in 1970. In 1982 June graduated from Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, earning an associate in arts degree with a concentration in Art and Social Sciences.
June embarked on a successful retail store career working at May Cohen’s department store, Ames department store, Lechters department store, Kirkland’s department store, and Dollar Tree department store. She enjoyed helping people in the retail store environment and became highly skilled in the many important daily tasks that are required in this very important industry.
June’s compassion for, and love of animals; especially horses, cats, and dogs, was always heartfelt and inspirational. In her lifetime, June personally saved, raised, nurtured, fed, housed, and nursed back to health – always at her own expense – countless kittens and cats. This was June‘s greatest achievement and contribution to humanity.
June was proud of her Native American heritage. She was an avid reader and writer. She enjoyed music and laughter. She had a friendly personality coupled with an independent spirit.
June’s cremated remains will be buried near her parents at Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville Florida.
She is survived by her brothers Warren H. Prince and Wayne H. Prince of Jacksonville, Florida.