Princess began life’s journey in Clarksville, Oklahoma on July 11, 1948, the tenth child born to Matthew and Bettie Palmer. The family moved to Muskogee, OK in 1962 where she attended and graduated from Manual Training High School in 1966. After graduating she furthered her education at Langston University proudly becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Her professional career consisted of 42 years in the field of corporate banking and finance. She worked at National Bank of Commerce, retiring from General Motors Acceptance Corporation and Bank of Oklahoma where she was promoted to Manager of Wire Transfer Department/Vice President after only working one year.
In February 1982, Princess accepted Christ as her personal Savior while attending Victory Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) under the leadership of Elder Lee Finch Jr. During this time, The Holy Spirit gave Princess a mandate to live by… “Love everybody, be faithful, pay your tithes, give a liberal offering and leave the rest to God”. She lived this out daily and the Lord was definitely faithful to carry out His Word.
While running her race for Christ she was a true worshipper at heart, and she gave vivid testimonies of God’s miracles in her life. It was nothing for her to breakout into a praise dance. She was a mighty prayer warrior filled with the prophetic anointing. Princess became a charter member of Breakthrough Ministries and served faithfully at Friendship Church and Greenwood Christian Center.
Princess was beloved by many for her kindness and her giving spirit. She enjoyed cooking for others and was known for her 7up cakes, famous chicken salad, and love of Pepsi. She was also known as a fashionista and was admired for her beautiful salt and pepper hair.
In May 2008, Princess married her soulmate Superintendent Millard Jones. Together they faithfully served the body of Christ as Pastor and Elect Lady at 1st COGIC (Sapulpa, OK), Buford Colony COGIC (Buford Colony, OK), and Kingdom of Faith & Deliverance COGIC (Tulsa, OK).
Through previous unions Princess had seven children: John Mayberry Jr. (Tulsa, OK), Yolanda Parker (Tulsa, OK), Adra Mayberry (Little Elm, TX), James Parker (Emeris) (Fort Worth, TX), Jimmy Perryman (Tulsa, OK), Steven Mayberry (deceased) and Nichole Parker (deceased). Princess loved bragging on her children and their accomplishments.
Of her 11 siblings, 6 preceded her in Glory: Augusta Palmer, Thomas (Skippy) Palmer, Opal Marie Hogan, Vernon (Wolf) Palmer, Gene Palmer, and Joyce Ann Dotson.
Princess leaves to cherish her memory: a loving husband of 14 years, Millard Jones; her six children; 5 Grandchildren: Brittnee Pettit, Jor’Dan Boyce, Mi’Kayla Alexander, London Parker, and Aidan Buggs; 5 Siblings: Jesse C. Palmer of Muskogee, OK, George Palmer (Charlene) of OKC, OK, Nettie Carroll of Tulsa, OK, MacMarvis Lawrence of Kansas City, KS, and Roman Palmer (Charlotte) Kansas City, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 12:00pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Friendship Church.
Viewing will take place Friday, May 20, 2022 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home.