Corey Pryor

Corey Pryor
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Corey Keshon Pryor, 33, of Belleville, IL, born October 27, 1982, in Carbondale, IL, died Sunday, November 1, 2015, as the result of an automobile accident in St. Louis, MO.

Corey loved his family. He also loved life and lived it to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Luella Pryor.

Surviving are one son, Keshon Pryor;
one daughter, Kourtney Pryor;
his father, Richard Pryor Sr. of Carbondale, IL;
his mother, Shelly Sankey, of Springfield, IL;
two brothers, Elijah Lacy and Richard Pryor Jr.;
two sisters, Tekoa Sankey and Keilah Pryor;
grandparents, Earl and Emma Nelson;
a special aunt and uncle, Tasha and Jeremy Nelson;
numerous Nelson and Pryor aunts and uncles;
and his “brother from another mother”, Elijah Hamilton.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Corey Pryor

Corey, love you man. I had some of my greatest moments with you. For our experiences as adolescents, I am ever grateful homie. To the family: Thank you for opening your home to me, and making sure that I was taken care of.

Marlon P. Connley , Houston , Texas , 77080

Corey, you will always be in our hearts. You were a wonderful father..Every time I see Kourtney I still can’t believe how much she looks like you! Love you Corey

Chelsey A., , ,

To the family I am so sorry for your loss there are not enough words that I could write to let you how I feel for your family, keep faith in God and think of the good times you shared .

Clyde Lacy, Pasco, Wa., 99301

Corre always be special in my heart and I promise you that I will never forget you you always like to have fun I always had for lunch every time I was with you introduce me to all type of new things that laugh of yours was priceless the children are beautiful and I know that you love them and I know they love you also and that wouldn’t change for the world I know you love your family you always talked about your grandmother ,Damn Corey I wasn’t able to the funeral cause o didn’t no love u Corey u gone always b my goto guy until we meet again to see that smile hear I laugh….love ALWAYS””””!!

yo girl foreva, Belleville, IL, 62221

I miss you more and more everyday.I love u and know your child are okay because I got them. Mom

Mom, Springfield , Ill, 62704

Brother Corey you always had a smile on your face everytime I saw you. R.I.P brother we will meet again some day says the lord.

Gregory Thomas, Austin, Texas,

Bro we go back to first grade …..closest friend ever. …never turned his back on me. …..tried to help me get my children back from a heartless mother who turned his kids against him. ………I love u man……….I love u forever bro

Justin Carr , Carbondale , Illinois , 62901

Corey….I ride past the spot were u died often and I always remember the good times we shared..My cousin Terran loved u and I’m so happy we got to spend your last birthday on this earth with you..I will always remember you as a great caring loving person..Foreva in my heart…Reco❤️

Suzy, Saint Louis, Mo, 63115


2 Comments on Corey Pryor

Samuel israel nelson (jr) said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2023 at 12:27 AM

Hey, cuzzo you died when i was 7 I'm 15 now. Every year you cane through countless times no matter how bad it was u always kept that smile on your face. I wish I could say we all doing good here but its hard.Every time i wish you could be able to see me now give me advice only you can give show me a way of life only you can. Be there for our grandma we miss you see you soon big bro

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  • Illinois
Mesha said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2019 at 10:57 PM

Hey , we on this day again .. They same day that I can’t never forget they same day the broke my heart into pieces I miss you so much , Couldn’t go a day without thinking about you couldn’t go a day with dreaming about you ??‍♀️ I will always love you and you always be in my heart ? - Favorite Cousin ??

  • Carbondale
  • Illnois

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