Mr. Arthur Will Ponder
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home
Mr. Arthur Will Ponder was born February 5, 1958 in Rockdale County to Ms. Annie Lee Ponder and Mr. Johnny Will Prinup.
Arthur Ponder attended public school in Rockdale County and later was employed with Rockdale County Public Works for 30 years. He married Mrs. Patrice Sims on Feb. 17, 2001. He loved trash talking, working on cars, riding motorcycles, having a good time and being a grandfather. That is a title that he wore proudly. He was a hard-working man, a wonderful father and devoted husband. He never met a stranger.
On Saturday, August 23, 2014, his earthly life ended. He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Mrs. Anna Reed Ponder.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mrs. Patrice Ponder, children, Mr. and Mrs. Travis (Connie) Ponder, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon (Tosha) Warren, Ms. Kimberly Benton, Mr. and-Mrs. Brandon (Celita) Roberson, Ms. India Ponder and Mr. Andrew Jones, mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Annie Lee Ponder) Preston, father, Mr. Johnny Will Prinup, five grandchildren, Tyrique Warren , Janasia Ponder, Jurnie Ponder, Sariah and Kaleb Ponder, godfather, Mr. Lewis (Bubba) Benford, a host of sisters, brothers, sisters-inlaw, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, special friends, Mr. Roosevelt Gilbert Sr., and Ms. Betty Ann Smith, other relatives and friends.
His celebration of life will be Friday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Bald Rock Baptist Church, 2284 Old Covington Road NE, Conyers. Rev. Chris Shipp will be the pastor with Apostle Charlotte Hill the Eulogist and Pastor Calvin Hopkins presiding.
Arthur Ponder will be interred at Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers.
Honorary Pallbearers are members of Rockdale County Public Works; pallbearers are the Windjammer’s Motorcycle Club; and floral attendants are from the cousins and redman community.
The family of the late Mr. Arthur Will Ponder would like to thank everyone for their prayers, calls, visits, floral tributes and other acts of kindness. May God continue to bless each of you.