Anne Johnson Price, 87 of Burkeville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 21. She was the daughter of the late LL and Flossie Johnson of Keysville, the fourth of nine children. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Price; five brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her three children, Leonard Price, of Ladysmith, Kimberly Price Mills (Greg), of Clemmons, North Carolina and Kelly Price Hancock (David), of Marana, Arizona; six grandchildren, Samuel Mills (Kaitlan), Anne Charlotte Mills, Kristina Mills, Peter Mills (Ashley), Grant Hancock and Tima Hancock (Celeste); two sisters, Ross Gallion (Bobby) of Keysville and Joyce Banton of Powhatan and several nieces and nephews.
Anne was deeply invested in her community. She retired from the Piedmont Health District and was a longtime volunteer with the Burkeville Auxiliary Fire Department. For many years she was an active member of the Burkeville Baptist Church, where she served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth leader. Later she joined Crewe Baptist Church where she was a founding member of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild, teaching many new members how to quilt. She has used her creative talents in many other ways, making and giving away hundreds of her handicrafts, as well as gifts from her garden and kitchen. She is remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother, and a devoted friend to many. An excellent comedian and storyteller, she brought joy and laughter to all who knew her, so much so that she was nicknamed “The Minnie Pearl of Burkeville”. We know Heaven is a happier place because she is there.
The viewing took place on Tuesday, January 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at Joseph McMillian’s Funeral Home, 200 West Carolina Ave., Crewe, the family received friends for visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. A private burial will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Amelia.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Crewe Baptist Church, 400 E. Virginia Ave., Crewe. Masks are strongly encouraged.
Memorial donations may be made to Gleaning For The World, PO Box 645, Concord, VA 24538. www.mcmillianfuneralhome.com.