Clergyman's tribute to death crash wife

A CLERGYMAN has paid tribute to his wife who was killed in a car crash.Brenda Prime, 59, died when her car was involved in a collision with a coach on the Bungay bypass at Ditchingham on Thursday.

A CLERGYMAN has paid tribute to his wife who was killed in a car crash.

Brenda Prime, 59, died when her car was involved in a collision with a coach on the Bungay bypass at Ditchingham on Thursday.

The Rev Roger Prime, of Beccles Baptist Church, said his wife had played an active role in helping the church community.

Mrs Prime, of Station Road, Beccles, helped to run three different groups associated with the church, including a bible study group, an evening session for young mothers and a women's meeting group.


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The mother-of-three, whose children Nicola, Vanessa and Geoff are all married, also had five grandchildren.

Mr Prime said: “She was always very busy and full of life. Very devoted to her family and her grandchildren and much loved by them.

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“She had a deep faith and love of Jesus Christ, which motivated her with all the work she did in the church.”

Mrs Prime was an only child and was born in East Barton, near Bury St Edmunds.

She moved with her family to Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire before they returned to Suffolk and Mrs Prime attended Kesgrave High School, near Ipswich.

When she left school Mrs Prime worked in an insurance office and met her husband through church youth groups.

They married in 1969 and lived in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, where Mr Prime worked as a minister for 15 years.

The couple moved to Beccles in 1986 and Mrs Prime's involvement with the church increased as her children got older.

“Brenda always lived a very full role as my wife in the work that she did in the church and for 15 years she was involved in running a luncheon group in Beccles for senior citizens,” said Mr Prime.

“She was very much loved by everybody. Everyone in the church is deeply saddened by her loss.

“She really took an interest in other people and would do whatever she could to help. She was very selfless always looking out for others.”

A thanksgiving service for the life of Mrs Prime, who was a keen artist and pianist, will be held at Beccles Baptist Church next week.

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