Deacon James Price, Jr. Obituary
Here is Deacon James Price, Jr.’s obituary. Please accept Everhere’s sincere condolences.
Dea. James Price, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 4, 2019 at his home. He was born in Pelham, Caswell County, NC on May 2, 1926 to the late James Quickman Price and the late Mary Sue Jefferies Price. Dea. Price joined Gwynn’s Chapel at an early age professing his love for Jesus Christ. He graduated from Caswell County Training High School on May 1, 1944 and then enlisted in the US Army in March of 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He then joined the Army Combat Search and Rescue from October 1946 to October 1949 while working as an Insurance Agent at Southern Aid Insurance and Dan River Mills both in Danville, Va.
In 1948 he married the late Ethleen Louise Irving and was united in holy matrimony for 47 years. After leaving Dan River Mills in 1951, he moved to Pennsylvania and joined First Baptist of Paschall Under Rev. S.L. Taylor where he was an avid church worker and Deacon. He then became employed by General Steel Casting Co in Eddystone, PA as a Rigger until 1954. During that same year he began working as a machine operator at Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corp in Eddystone, PA until 1969 when he became a machine operator at Westinghouse in Lester, PA. Soon after, he became employed by Tusa Machine Corp in Folcroft, PA until 1978 before going to work at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until he retired in 1994 where he worked as a Machinist Foreman. During this time, he also attended Cheyney State College in Cheyney, PA and maintained Dean’s List status all 4 years while he earned his Social Sciences degree in Psychology in 1983.
He joined First African Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Richard Dent on October 20, 1991 and was a faithful Deacon there until he moved back to Pelham, NC to live with his daughter in 2007 at which time he received official membership in the American Legion. Immediately upon his return, he renewed his membership at Gwynn’s Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Charles Glenn where he remained a faithful member and Deacon until his final days.
Dea. Price is preceded in death by both of his parents and his two sisters, Thelma Price and Ophelia Price. Cherishing precious memories of his life are: one daughter, Teresa Price DeJarnette of the home, three sisters, Barbara Jean Williams of Philadelphia, PA, Carolyn Abbott and Audrey Buchanan both of Pelham, NC, one granddaughter, Celena DeJarnette King (LaMont) of Eden, NC, three great-grandsons, Douglas Anderson, Jr. of Washington, DC, Daunte’ King and DuRon King both of Eden, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.