Carole Leontyne Price


Carole Leontyne Price was born on January 20, 1942 in Gary, West Virginia to Robert O’neil and Hattie Louise Blakely. She departed this life on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 80.

Carole graduated from Gary District High School in Gary W.Va., and Bluefield State College.  She also received her master’s degree in education.

Carole was employed by Youth Opportunity Center for many years. She later retired as a middle school educator from Columbus City Schools.

Carole accepted Christ at an early age in West Virginia.  She joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. G. Thomas Turner, Sr. and remained a member for over 40 years.

Carole was affectionately known as “MeMa” to those who were close to her. She had a loving personality and a big giving heart. She often joked about being a philanthropist, because she freely gave to those who were in need, and those who were in want.  She enjoyed listening to music, watching old movies and attending The Ohio State Fair. Her greatest joy was found in spending time with her family. She loved reminiscing with her sisters about growing up in West Virginia, while eating meals together at the kitchen table.

Carole was preceded in death by her father, Robert Blakely; mother, Hattie Louise Nolen; and husband, James Odalis Price. She is survived by her sons, Brian K. Price, Jeffrey (MyKesha) Price, Todd (Areatha) Price; sisters, Delores Blakely Moore, Barbara Franks; 5 grandchildren Jeffrey (Alexandra) Price Jr., Jordan Price, Brittany Price, Taylor Price, Bethany Price; 2 bonus grandchildren LaPrecious Sharpe, Kylelin Williams;  great-grandchildren Jaidyn, Julianna, Legend, Jeffrey Alexander, Armani, Tanise, Cartier; nephews Chris Franks and Derrick Blakely; her niece Paula and great nieces Kara and Kyla who she lived with for the past 8 years; and a host of cousins, great nieces and nephews, friends and special friends Cheryl Goff, Antonia Jackson, Trichita Townes and Shirley Robinson. Carole will be greatly missed by all who loved her.


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  1. Judy Burkett Thornhill

    You have my deepest sympathy during this heartbreaking time. I know you will find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessings to all of you.

  2. Price Family we are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. May God’s love and peace surround you. Our deepest condolences.

  3. Offering prayers and condolences to the entire family during this time of bereavement. May comfort be found in cherished moments, her smile, and knowing she had a positive impact on every life she touched.

  4. My condolences to your family. I taught with Carole many years ago. She was a very sweet, caring person. May you find comfort in your memories during this difficult time. May Carole’s memory be for a blessing.

  5. Condolences to the family. The kids she taught at Berry Middle School often spoke of Carol and how strict she was. The kids in her English class are all doing well including my two grands. Her strictness paid off.

  6. Such a sweet lady, it was a privilege to teach at Berry middle with Carol. A terrific role model as a teacher and even more compassionate, loving mentor for her students…..we were blessed to know her…

  7. I saw Carole’s sweet face in the paper and recognized her by her smile. She was such a help to me when I taught school. May her memory be eternal.

  8. I taught with Carole at Beery Middle School and remember her as a great teacher and compassionate colleague. But most of all, I remember Carole by her beautiful smile and gentle manner with students and staff. Blessings to her family.

  9. Weston, Williams & Stewart Families

    To the Entire Family and friends of one so loved. Keep your heart beating with the loving memories and Trust in your Faith to guide you through. Know that though life moves on..the beauty of love stays behind to surround and embrace each and everyone..your love has left you that, to hold in your heart. Remember the good times the will put a Smile in your Heart and bring comfort. May God mend the broken hearted

  10. Praying for the family for comfort and strength during this difficult time. May the Lord wrap loving arms around all and give peace that will surpass all understanding .

  11. Wanda Hale Jones

    Delores an Barbara, please accept my deepest condolences to you and family at the loss of your beloved sister Carole. We were classmates of the closely knit class of 1959 from GDHS. Our birthdays were 10 days apart. Blessings, comfort and peace to you and all your family.

    Wanda Hale Jones

  12. Offering prayers and condolences to the family during this time of bereavement. May you find comfort in cherished memories and that others care.

  13. Glenda Hairston Lottier

    To the family of Carole Price, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. I am sorry I couldn’t attend the services but want you to know that you are in my prayers. It’s been some time since we have seen each other but the fond memories of our days in West Virginia will never be forgotten. I pray that God will comfort you at this difficult time.
    Glenda ❤️

  14. Barbie Feuer Stern

    I met Carole when she was my favorite substitute at Southmoor Middle School. We became close friends when I was an administrator at Beery Middle School and Carole was a teacher. She often invited me into her prayer sessions that took place before school.
    I remember visiting her when her dear husband passed.
    She was a loving, very special lady and will be missed. My condolences to the family for such a great loss.

  15. To The Family
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Carole. I pray that you can feel God’s love in the days to come. May the memories you carry with you bring joy and comfort. With Love and Sympathy, Mary L. Parks

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