NANCY ANN “NAN” ALSTON PRICE, the youngest of the three children of Eulus Alston and Gertrude Williams Alston, was born on January 4, 1943, in the Halifax County town of Littleton, North Carolina. After a lengthy illness, she entered into eternal rest and peace on Friday, March 2, 2018, in the serenity of the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Lugenia and Charles, in Littleton, North Carolina.
During her early life, “Nan” accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, was baptized, and became a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, under the leadership of the late Rev. Charles Whitaker. After relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, she joined the Ray of Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Charles M. Franklin and remained faithful until ill health prevailed.
“Nan” received her formal education in the Halifax County Public School System, and she graduated from the former McIver High School in Littleton, North Carolina, with the class of 1961. After graduation, she moved to New York with her sister and brother-in-law, where she began employment, and remained for two years until James E. Price, her sweetheart from Baltimore, Maryland, came to New York and gave her an engagement ring.
In 1963, “Nan” left New York for Baltimore, Maryland. There she married James. E. Price, and they began their lives together. God blessed this union with one son, James Timothy Price, whom she loved with all her heart.
“Nan” was employed at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, Maryland, and retired after forty-five years of loyal dedicated service. She enjoyed her work and had a positive impact on the lives of the many people she encountered on a daily basis. After retirement, her favorite pastimes included watching Family Feud, any judge on TV, listening to all kinds of music, especially gospel music, taking a ride in the car, and laughing and talking with her family.
“Nan” was only one of the many names she was called by her family and friends: Mrs. Nancy, Mrs. Price, Aunt Nan, Sister, Grandma, and Gramps. All with much love and affection.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Alvin Alston.
Those remaining to continually cherish the precious life of a sweet loving spirit are her husband, the love of her life, James E. Price of the home; her son, the other love of her life, James. T. Price of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, Monte, Jada, and James, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Monte, Jr. and Camille; her sister, Carol Lugenia Lee (Charles) of Littleton, NC; three sisters-in-law, Millicent Y. Alston of Plainfield, NJ, Bettie Lynch of Littleton, NC, and Patrice Price of Baltimore, MD; three brothers-in-law, Willie Price (Michelle) of Baltimore, MD, John Price of Littleton, NC, and Dee Price (Dorothy) of Oxford, NC; one aunt, Mary Burgess of Littleton, NC; her godson, Jermaine Biggs of Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Lee’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Anderson, will eulogize, and burial will follow in the Price Family Cemetery in Littleton, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon – 8:30 P.M. on Friday, March 9, 2018, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral time.