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Jane Prince Seckinger
May 8, 1962 - August 4, 2017

Lake Harding, AL- Jane P. Seckinger 55, of Lake Harding, AL rested peacefully in the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, August, 4, 2017 at EAMC, Opelika, AL. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Wednesday, August, 9, 2017 at Cascade Hills Church, 727 54th Street, Columbus, GA 31904 with Pastor Bill Purvis officiating and her beloved husband Dr. Michael Seckinger as eulogist. Interment will follow in her family's plot at Leesburg Cemetery, Leesburg, GA according to Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA 31902, 706-327-9293. Visitation will be today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, family from 4:00PM-6:00PM and public from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the church. Jane was born May 8, 1962 in Albany, GA daughter of Mrs. Annelle(Ben)McCosh and John Wendell Prince. She was President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers (GoodwillSR) and CEO of affiliate PowerWorks Industries headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. After serving on GoodwillSR's Board of Directors for 10 years, Jane accepted her current position as President and CEO in June of 1999. During her tenure, the organization has grown from $3.8 million in gross revenue and placing 19 people into employment, to over $27 million in gross revenue, serving 26,651 people and making 3,651 job connections in 2016. The communities that receive career and job placement services have grown from 1 to 13 under her leadership. An article highlighting Jane in Her Magazine stated, "(GoodwillSR) may be a non-profit, but Jane is driving the organization to heights any for-profit would envy." Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Georgia Southern University, as well as a Masters in Management and Human Resources from Troy State University. Jane's influence is seen on many different levels. She has served on Goodwill Industries International's (GII) Board of Directors and her many contributions have resulted in stricter regulations for non-profit fiscal responsibility. She was currently serving on both GII's Financial Wellness and Impact Taskforce. The Financial Wellness Taskforce explores the economic needs of Goodwill employees that can be addressed through financial products and education. The Impact Taskforce seeks to identify and measure the impact family sustainability services provide in local communities. Jane's statewide work in Georgia has assisted in a sales tax exemption for Goodwill, the passing of a non-profit property tax referendum and exemption, and donation box legislation. She is former Chair of the 20-member Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity and she also served on the Columbus Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees where she assisted in updating foundation governance and investment policies. Her current national initiatives include development of a pay and savings card that incorporates financial education and savings options. Additionally, she was a member of a taskforce working with national foundations designing alternative programmatic and growth funding mechanisms for the non-profit sector. With the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, she served as the Chair of the first Total Resource Campaign that raised more than $450K in Chamber sponsorships. She was also the Chair of the second campaign that raised $460K and focused on building systems for sustainability and ease of future campaigns. She served as past Chair of the Chamber's Work Force Development Committee, Chair of the Leadership Committee and a member of the Board Development Committee. Jane also served on the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Focused on creating a strategic plan for the eradication of poverty, she was a member of the Muscogee County Prosperity Initiative's leadership team. In 2016, Jane joined the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Jane leaves to cherish her beautiful memories other than her parents, her loving and devoted husband, Dr. Michael Seckinger, Lake Harding, AL; her son, Coy Edwin Nichols ll, Lake Harding, AL; brother, John Prince and his sons, Jonathan and Cameron, Bentonville, AR; children, Michael(Melissa)Seckinger, Jr., Midland, GA, Jennifer Seckinger, Smiths Station, AL and Heather(Christopher)Hopkins, Columbus, GA; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of other family members, loving and dear friends.

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  • Monday, August 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Sincerely, Eddie Branch
    ~ Eddie Branch   Columbus, GA
  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017
    My condolences to the Seckinger family. God created man to live forever. He hates death ,view it as an enemy (Cor.15:26) God has given Jesus ,the power to resurrect the dead. John 5:28,29
    ~ bj   GA
  • Monday, August 14, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which reads: "3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials " Yes our loving God deeply cares about each one of us. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; John 5:28, 29; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez