Elizabeth Anne Cooper Price died peacefully on November 26, 2012. Born in Sumner, Mississippi, in 1917, she lived throughout the Delta before attending Women’s College (now William Carey University).
While completing graduate studies later in Louisville, Kentucky, she married G. Norman Price, who soon thereafter served for twenty years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Indianola, Mississippi, and Parkway Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. After moving to Richmond, Virginia, in 1963, she became a multi-subject and multi-grade level teacher of orthopedically impaired students.
A member of the Second Baptist Church in Richmond, she was ordained as one of its first women deacons. Following the death of her husband Norman of 41 years, she traveled widely, designed and built a retirement home in Fairdealing, Kentucky, and returned to Mississippi in 2004, living in Clinton until her death.
She is survived by her four children, Dr. Norma Price of Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth Price Turner of Culver City, California, Dr. Joseph Price of Whittier, California, and Virginia Fan Price Hamrick of Bloomington, Indiana. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her older sister, Virginia Quarles.
A private graveside family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, Benton, Ky.