Joyce Price passed peacefully on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Golden Living Center surrounded by her daughter, her nurses and aides.
She was born July 20, 1933 to the late Ernest and Ethel Frye. She grew up in Red Bank, South Carolina. She went to work in a cotton mill where she met the love of her life, the late Melvin Price. They were married on April 12, 1952, they later moved to Leesville, South Carolina. They had 2 children; the late Barbara Jeanette Price and Melvina (Dan) Drake of Cannelton, Indiana.
She worked at Hartwell Industries, but she was known for her baking and cooking. Besides her famous plain pound cake, numerous occasion cakes came out of her well used oven then beautifully decorated. Family reunions and church dinners were not complete with out her macaroni & cheese 'pie' and chicken salad.
Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She loved all of her First Calvary Baptist Church family, including the WMU ladies, Happy Faces and making cards in CARE.
Joyce had been living at Golden Living Center for over 4 years. She enjoyed playing bingo, watching westerns, picking on the staff and blowing them kisses.
Missing her here is her daughter, Melvina, Son-in-law, Dan, and granddaughter, Massey Drake. Also a brother, Jerry Frye of Lexington, South Carolina, sister-in-laws, a lot of nieces, nephews, cousins, the “Sisters,” and other friends.
Those that had been patiently waiting for her arrival in Heaven were her parents, her husband Melvin, daughter Jeanette, a brother, Lester Frye and a sister, Ernestine Hall. Additionally, awaiting the homecoming were many other family members, in-laws, and too many friends to name or count.
Graveside side services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, at First Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., November 29, at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel.
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