Phillip “Donnell” Pride, born to the late Delores and James Pride Jr. in Goldsboro, North Carolina on September 22, 1967.
He was called home from labor to rest on September 16, 2021.
Donnell attended Southern Wayne High School of Dudley, North Carolina.
Donnell was an all-around entrepreneur, who had many irons in the fire.
He was employed at ADLA, Inc. in Mt. Olive, North Carolina (Old Carver Gym). Donnell assisted with food distribution to different families. He unloaded food trucks, stocked and restocked the pantry. He completed odd jobs like painting the dining hall with another co-worker. He also ministered in songs at a men’s fellowship held at ADLA, Inc.
Donnell loved to sing. His favorite song was Never Would’ve Made It by Marvin Sapp. He was often heard singing it. It ministered to his soul.
When he met Camilla Loftin, he would accompany her to Genesis Nursing Home in Mt. Olive, North Carolina, where she preached and ministered. He would sing praise and worship songs.
Donnell was in a singing group called “The Hearts of Harmony” with his brother, Michael Pride and friend Earl Kornegay (Pearl).
The Hearts of Harmony ministered in song of various experiences in Wayne, Sampson and Duplin County. They sung at revivals, choir anniversaries and funerals. They were highly requested by many people. Even though he himself was grieving, he continued to show love to his friends and family. He was a man with a big heart who loved his family.
He enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, fishing, attending horse trail rides and entertaining his family and friends. He also had a love for his pit bull dogs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; James Pride, Jr. and Delores “Vivian” Middleton Pride and brother Baby Billings Pride.
He leaves to cherish memories to his children; Travis S. Peterson (Precious) of Dudley, NC, Prentice I. Ammons (Shatona) of Raleigh, NC, Kenya M. Jennings (James) of Mt. Olive, NC; eight grandchildren; two sisters; Rose Parks (Carl) of Seven Springs, NC, Cynthia Williams (Christopher) of Goldsboro, NC; four brothers; James E. Pride (Beatrice) of Williamsburg, VA, Michael Pride (Diana) of Burlington, NC, Franklin Pride of Mt. Olive, NC and Lamont Pride of Goldsboro, NC; a significant other Camilla “Rochelle” Loftin of Mt. Olive, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
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