Obituary: Betty Lou Price

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 06:42 PM

Betty Lou Price      

THOMASVILLE — On Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 82 years of age, Betty Lou Price of High Point went peacefully into the arms of Jesus at Hospice of the Piedmont.

Betty was born on November 21, 1931 in Thomasville to Paul and Georgia Smith. She married Billy Ray Price of High Point on April 15, 1949. They attended Bethel United Methodist Church for many years and later attended Rich Fork Baptist Church.

Betty was preceded by her parents Paul and Georgia Smith, Elsie Smith, her husband Billy Ray “Papaw” Price, and her eldest daughter Terri Knight. She is survived by three daughters, Susan Van Deusen and her husband Rusty of Anacortes, WA, and Melanie Perkins and Diana Sheffield of High Point, NC. and Sam Knight of Wake Forest, NC. Betty’s grandchildren include: Steve and Julia Puntigan of St. Louis, MO, Rusty and Sarah Knight of Rochester, NY, Mark and Lindsey Kidd of Kernersville, NC, Lance and Krista Hoffman of Monmouth, Oregon, Ben and Kelly Wright of Whittier, CA, John and Annababe Van Deusen of Anacortes, WA, Justin and Krissy Winters of Sherman Oaks, CA, Adam Kennedy of Lexington, NC, and Sarah and Carly Sheffield of High Point, NC. Her great-grandchildren include: Judah and Naomi Puntigan, Kingsley Knight, Reece Kidd, Isaac and Will Hoffman, Myles and Colin Wright, and Brooklyn Winters. She is also survived by her brother Ben and his wife Jackie Rogers and a sister Audine and her husband Coy Lomax. Other additional family are the Russells, the Smiths, the Prices, and many friends considered part of Betty’s family.

Betty graduated from Pilot High School. In 1947 she met her future husband at the Thomasville skating rink, which they eventually purchased and ran for many years. She also worked as an LPN, a realtor, and for PP&G in Lexington. An active member of the Christian Women’s Club, Betty traveled for several years as a speaker. She was also a member of the Fellowship Class and Sunshine Gang of Richfork Baptist Church. She and Bill hosted children from Mills Home. Many of them became “family”. A dedicated grandmother, Mammaw Price was best known for her devoted prayer life and wonderful homemade meals which she always found joy in using to bring her family together. She will be greatly missed but the family knows that she is abundantly rejoicing in a reunion with her husband of 60 years and standing in the presence of the God she faithfully served.

The family wishes to thank friends and volunteers, Dr. Willett and his nurse Joyce of Regional Physicians, Westchester Manor, and Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support.

A viewing will be held Thursday, August 29 from 10:30 until 12:15 at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville; a service celebrating Betty’s life will be held in the sanctuary immediately following with a brief graveside service after.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Betty by contributing to her granddaughter's adoption fund. Checks can be made out to Kelly Wright and sent to 14422 Leffingwell Road, Whittier, CA 90604, designated for Sasha's Adoption Fund.