Statement of Condolence and Support From Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., and Cathedral International On the Tragic death of Richard Pryce


2015_Richard_PryceWe extend sincere condolences and support to Mr. Richard, Sr. (Dickie) and Mrs. Eunice Pryce in the loss of their son, Richard Pryce, whose life was taken in a sudden and senseless act of violence. In this difficult time of distress and grief, please know that we are by your side to walk with you in this deep valley experience. We mourn with you, family and friends, Richard’s life that was filled with great promise and possibility.

We don’t understand this tragedy that took Richard’s life but we do know that his dream of a better community can live on and come to fruition through our commitment and collaboration. You remain in our prayers. We put our trust in God’s word that encourages us to “Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22


Friday, February 27, 2015, Richard’s life will be celebrated at Cathedral International, 277 Madison Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ. The viewing will take place at 9am and the funeral ceremony is at 11am.


At Cathedral International (The Historic Second Baptist Church)

Richard Pryce was a member of Cathedral International from birth.  He grew up singing with the Joy Bell Children’s Choir and was very active in Sunday School participating in Easter, Christmas and Black History Month pageants along with his sisters Kenesha, Addisabeth, brother Jahmal and cousins Handel and Cary Pryce.  Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., dedicated and baptized Richard.

Cathedral International (The Historic Second Baptist Church) is grateful for the opportunity to serve three generations of this family as his grandparents Mr. Vincent and Mrs. Ina Pryce joined early in Bishop Hilliard’s pastorate.  They were members of the Gospel Choir, Usher Board and various other ministries in the church.

Richard was a graduate of Middlesex County College, Rowan University and was preparing to enter graduate school to pursue a Master’s Degree.  Richard was very active in the community of Perth Amboy and loved by all who knew him.

Please join us in praying for the Pryce family and friends.