April 11, 1929 – July 29, 2013 Betty Lee Jones Price, age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior July 29, 2013. Betty had a servant’s heart. She always shared her love of the Bible and God with all she met. She influenced many generations during her over 50 years as a Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist Savoy. She was known as “Miss Betty” to her nursery babies and toddlers. Later she worked with classes of young adults, older adults and the Golden Circle Ladies. She was a long-time choir member and sang many solos for her church; she participated for years in vacation Bible schools, revivals, luncheons and all church events. She was very active in her school and community. She was a caretaker for many of her family members and anyone ill, or in need, in her town. She was a good, caring friend to all and loved everyone, especially children and animals. She was a loving mother and wife. She cherished her farm, which had been in her family for over 150 years. She was a city girl and accepted that she had to learn how to do things to contribute to the care of their land, whether it was plowing, hauling grain, baling hay, penning cattle, picking cotton or hoeing corn. She did it all with a smile and a sense of pride in a job well done.
She was born April 11, 1929 in Whitewright to Oscar Lee “Pig” and Elizabeth Jones. She graduated from Whitewright High School and married David R. “Doc” Price November 16, 1947. They were married for almost 60 years before his death in 2007.
She is survived by her four children and spouses, Becky and Roy Lee Thomas of Savoy, Debbie and Charles Casada of Farmersville, Tony and Carolyn Price of Fairfield, Pam and Dan Fitzgerald of Whitewright: ten grandchildren and spouses, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Thursday, August 1st at Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Bells, Texas. Family visitation will precede the funeral at 9:30 am. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am in Mullican–Little Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Bells. Pall bears will be Betty’s grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Savoy, Texas.