Mattie Lawrence Price
Mattie Pearl Lawrence "Sissy" Price, 76, of Tater Hill Road, Zionville, passed away Friday August 24, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born April 12, 1936, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Albert Jack and Essie Faye Smith Lawrence. Mrs. Price was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She retired from the housekeeping department at Mountain Care Rest Home.
To her family, "Sissy" was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and special friend to everyone who knew her.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Kay Perry and husband, Allen, of Vilas, Greta Tester and husband, Doug, of Zionville, and Janice Smith and husband, Robbie, of Deep Gap; two granddaughters, Amanda Smith, and Debra Rich and husband, Joe, all of Boone; three grandsons, Alan Tester and wife, Andrea, of Zionville, David Smith of Boone, and Todd Perry of Vilas; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanelle Hayes and husband, Baxter, of Vilas, and Kathy Ellison, of Zionville; brother, Pat "Chub" Lawrence and wife, Betty Jo, of Zionville; and two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Lawrence of Zionville, and Emily Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoover Price; parents, Jack and Faye Lawrence; three brothers, Johnny, Charles, and David Lawrence; and sister, Geneva Mitchell.
Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Herbert McCoy, the Rev. Steve Leashomb, and Pastor Allen Perry. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Austin & Barnes. At other times, the family will be at the Price residence.
Flowers were appreciated or memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Renee Beach, 351 Burl Lawrence Rd., Vilas, NC 28692. Online condolences may be sent to the Price family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Price family.