Prince honored at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
The music icon was honored for his faith Sunday in a private ceremony at the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall he frequented in Minnesota.
“It was a beautiful service, a tribute to Prince,” said one of the approximately 450 attendees, Richard Weiner.
“They talked about his faith, how he became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2003, and his actions after that were to glorify God in words and deeds.”
Speaking at the brief but packed service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Minnetonka was Larry Graham, the Sly and the Family Stone bassist who introduced Prince to the religion.
Also in attendance were comedian Sinbad and Prince protege Sheila E.
Another attendee, Eden Prairie resident Ursula Love, said, “I think Prince would’ve been moved by the service.”
Love, who wore sunglasses and all black – except for purple lipstick – said Prince “wasn’t only a spiritual brother and a fantastic musician but he cared so much about people. He was a dear man to us all.”
According to NY Daily reports , the late star regularly attended Sunday services at the Kingdom Hall. There, he was known simply as “Brother Nelson.
” He was also known for going door-to-door around the area, looking to share the faith with unsuspecting residents.
The program for the service included a quote from the Prince song “Beautiful, Loved and Blessed” on the back.
It read, “If I were to ever write down my life story, I could truly say with all the fame and glory, I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter’s hand.”