Prince Armstrong was born on July 20, 1941 to the late Lawrence Armstrong and Clara Vernon Grate. He departed this life on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 8:22 pm in the Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York. During his early years, Prince attended Choppee’s Elementary School and High School. Prince frequently traveled back and forth from South Carolina to New York. He finally left South Carolina in the early 1960's for better opportunities in New York.
After relocating to New York, Prince married Jannie Bell Canteen (deceased) on December 5, 1963. They originally met in South Carolina. Their union lasted 56 years and they had three children - Jeanetta, Joey and Joyce. While living in New York, Prince had various jobs. He worked in the garment industry, managed several gas stations, etc. He did what he had to take care of his family.
He loved watching his stories, old movies, wrestling and of course westerns (series and movies). Everyone who knew him, knew not to call or ring the telephone during his shows. If he did answer the phone, it would be “Your dime is messing with my time!”, until it went up then it was “Your Quarter”.
Lets not forget what is most important, his salvation. For years his family witnessed to him about the love of Jesus Christ. While hospitalized Prince would say that he is going to see his baby (his wife Jannie). That is when he repented of his sins and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Prince leaves to cherish his memories his daughters: Jeanetta Armstrong of East Brunswick, NJ and Joyce M. Armstrong of Bronx, New York; his sons Joey L. Armstrong of Derby, CT, and Andre (Silver) Kelly of Bronx, New York; two granddaughters: De'Anna McKnight-Freeman (Kevin) of Chester, VA and Selena Armstrong (Robbie) of Derby, CT; four brothers, George Armstrong of Georgetown, SC; Frank Armstrong of Georgetown, SC; Thomas James (TJ) Grate of Conway, SC and Clarence Armstrong of Georgetown, SC; four sisters, Edna Bennett of Lois, SC; Madgaline Stevens of Lois, SC, Mary Armstrong of Georgetown, SC and Thelma Davis of Atlanta, GA; three sisters-in-law; his god children; his Goodman and Peterson boys; five great-grandchildren plus a host of niece, nephews, cousins, family and friends who loved him dearly.