Nellie Fowlkes Price
Nellie Fowlkes Price, age 83, of McMahan (Dale) Texas, entered the glory of eternal life on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. She was born July 4, 1932, in Dry Fork, Va., to Harry L. Fowlkes and Clarice Stowe Fowlkes.
Nell was united in marriage to Franklin L. Price on March 5, 1965, in South Carolina. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was happy and content in that
role. Nell’s greatest gift in life was the birth of her son, Harry Steven Seely.
Nell and Frank were involved for many years with Little League Baseball in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and so many of those kids were still in contact with her and Frank. So many friends of her nieces and nephews in Virginia called her “Aunt Nell” when they met her they always felt so close to her and still do. “Patches,” her Texas Grandpuppy, brought sunshine to her whenever he came to her door to spend some time with her and Frank.
Nell participated in many of the political campaigns for Mayor and Councilmen in Ohio. She also helped in the organization of the Bicentennial Parade held in Ohio in 1976. Nell and Frank moved to Texas in 2010 to join her son and his wife and became members of the McMahan Baptist Church. Moving to Texas brought her into the Jeffrey family that she loved so dearly and into many other new families that she treasured. Living in Texas was some of her happiest times with her son.
Wherever Nell stepped foot she never met a stranger and never wasted an opportunity to make a new friend. When she walked into the room her beautiful smile would capture your heart in an instant and you were forever her Friend. She had this special gift and was an amazing person who was loved and adored by so many people throughout Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Texas.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harry Samuel Fowlkes, and her stepson, Franklin L. Price, Jr.
Nell is survived by her husband, Franklin L. Price; her son, Harry Steven Seely and wife, Bilinda, of McMahan; her sister, Peggy Morris and husband, Sammy Barker, of Danville, Va.; her brother, Ronnie Fowlkes and wife, Patricia, of Danville, Va.; step-daughter, Becky Dinkins and her husband, Freddie, of Lugoss, S.C.; step-son, Johnny Price and wife, Renee, of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and treasured friends.
The family would like to thank the many nurses and doctors she loved so very much who helped her during this past month; Austin Hospice; all the wonderful friends and neighbors whose time and effort will not be forgotten and so many others whose kindness was the “Wind Beneath Our Wings.”
A Worship Service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. at McMahan Baptist Church, 6084 FM 713, Dale (McMahan), Texas on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. There will be a lunch reception at the Church following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions or donations to the McMahan Church Building Fund.