Clerk of the House - Althea Bishop Pringle

Enterprise Funeral Home 2801 16th Street Meridian, MS 39301 Phone: 601-482-3841 Fax: 601-482-5368 Email: apringle@mpsd.k12.ms.us

Mrs. Pringle was re-elected as Clerk of the House at the 2007 convention in Philadelphia, PA.. She still holds this position after 18 years of dedicated service. She has never been opposed in an annual election for this office.

She is a native of Meridian, Mississippi where she is manager of Enterprise Funeral Home. She received a Bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Further education resulted in a Masters degree in Hearing-Impaired Education with a minor in Special Education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and an Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi, where she serves on the Mortuary Science Advisory Craft Council. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Mrs. Pringle is also employed as a Speech/Language Pathologist with the Meridian Public Schools District. She is a member of the Mississippi Speech/Language & Audiologist Association.

Althea is very active in her local, state, district and national funeral directors associations. She has held the position of Executive Secretary, Assistant Executive Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer in the Mississippi Funeral Directors and Morticians Association. She is past the Executive Secretary of the Quad-State Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of District VI which comprises Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Mrs. Pringle is an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where she is a member of the choir and several other auxiliaries. She is active in civic and community activities and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She is married to Nathaniel Lynch Pringle, Jr. and has 6 stepchildren.