Margaret Fay Price

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Graveside service for Margaret Fay Price, of Brookhaven, will be held Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 1 p.m., with the Reverend David Moree presiding.

Miss Price, 86, passed away peacefully, at her home. She was born June 27, 1936, and was the eighth of nine daughters, born to Howard Marshall Price and Maud Ellen Smith Price. Her siblings included Evelyn Ross, Edith Stephens, Lavon Luna, Helen Nix, twins, Jane Nutt and Jean Wright, grace Parnell, and her identical twin, Martha Price.

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She was baptized as a young girl in the Baptist faith. At age nine she became active in the Junior and Intermediate Girls Auxiliary. She graduated from Byram High School in 1955, and she and her sister, Martha, were both named Salutatorian of their graduating class. She then attended Mississippi College, where she graduated in 1960, earning a Bachelor of Science and a degree in education. She spent the summers between the last two semesters of college serving as a student for the Baptist Home Missions.

Miss Price never married but devoted her early adult life to the education of first grade students. She taught in multiple locations throughout Mississippi but ended her teaching career at a Private School in Clinton.

She and her sister moved to Jackson in 1967 and lived there for forty years before returning to Brookhaven in 2008, where they remained until the time of her death.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Evelyn, Edith, Lavon, Helen, Jean, and Grace.

She is survived by her sisters, Jane and Martha, as well as 16 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Deaconess Hospice and all at home personal care and respite services. A special heartfelt thank you to our dearest friend, Mr. Chuck Price for all his kindnesses during a time of need.

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