Hundreds gather in memory of Hillcrest High’s Cameron Prince
Cornerstone Full Gospel Church was overflowing Tuesday as hundreds of fellow students, friends, family and members of the community gathered to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Cameron Prince.
Cameron, who was a junior at Hillcrest High School, died unexpectedly Nov. 18 after undergoing an operation for an existing heart condition.
Dozens of loved ones spoke at the event, sharing favorite moments and lessons they learned from him during his short time on earth.
“He was so kind and intelligent,” said Rock City T-Town Pastor Hollis Thomas. “I want to be like Cam.”
Friend Mary Randall Smalley said he didn’t let his health keep him from anything.
“In the three years I knew Cam, I never knew he had a heart condition,” Smalley said. “He never complained. He never used it as an excuse. He never wanted pity. He never let it get in the way of his dreams and goals, and Cam dreamed big.”
Cameron was an avid supporter of Hillcrest High School and the University of Alabama, and adored photography and capturing memories through digital platforms.
“He put the Cam in camera,” said Hillcrest Assistant Principal Brad Armstrong.
Cameron was laid to rest at Cedar Oak Memorial Park.