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January 3, 1928 - April 17, 2021
Mary Ruth Regan Price, faithful servant of God, entered her eternal home on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Funeral services will be held at Airline Drive Church of Christ in Bossier City, Louisiana on Thursday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Ben Brewster, Minister of Airline Church of Christ, and Jerry Hodge, Minister of University Church of Christ. Burial will follow immediately after at Rose-Neath Cemetery on Swan Lake Road in Bossier City. The family will welcome Mary’s friends for visitation at the church on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Mary was born on January 3, 1928 to Marvin Morse and Mary Edna Hill Regan in Hankinson, Mississippi. Her family worked a farm in Claiborne County, Mississippi where she graduated from Port Gibson High School. She met the love of her life, E. Leon Price, at Midway Church of Christ in Rocky Springs, Mississippi and they married on July 5, 1947. The early years of their marriage were spent working on the Price family farm. They were married for 70 years and were blessed with five children. Leon became a successful businessman, and he and Mary moved their family to Bossier City in 1969 where they established the successful business of Shreveport Mack Sales. They loved to travel and were active and faithful members of Airline Drive Church of Christ where they gave generously with love. Mary had a special devotion to the nursery and children’s education wing of the church. She also cared deeply for people in difficult situations and silently saw to their needs.
A lover of beauty, Mary loved decorating, caring for her flowers, travel, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved the holidays and family gatherings for any occasion. Mary was eager to see new things even after Parkinson’s disease made it difficult for her to travel. She never lost the desire to go do new things and was especially fond of keeping up with her grandchildren and their activities.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two grandsons, Jonathan Ross Price and Jonathan Price Montgomery; sister, Alice Wheeler; and brothers, Jesse Regan, Raylee Regan, and Edwin Regan. Surviving Mary are daughter, Judy Price Cole and husband, Sonny, of Bossier City, Louisiana; son, Randall L. Price and wife, Adara, of Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Marilyn Price Bristow and husband, Dee, of Bossier City, Louisiana; daughter, Janet Price Martin of Bossier City, Louisiana; and son, Anthony Wayne Price of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Angela Cole Sullivan and husband, Wayne, Chris Cole and wife, Allison, Randy Price, Jr. and wife, LaRae, Regan Price and wife, Nhu, Alan Price, Jennifer Bristow Cain and husband, Michael, Laura Bristow, Dr. David Montgomery III and wife, Diane, Jordan Montgomery, and Brooke Meadows Terry and husband, Nate; great-grandchildren, Anna Sullivan, Caroline Cole, Andrew Cole, Katelyn Price, Joshua Price, Jacqueline Price, Alexis Price, Wendi Price, Gabriel Price, Fiona Price, Jonathan Paul Montgomery, and Mary Olympia Montgomery.
Honoring Mary as pallbearers will be Chris Cole, Randy Price, Jr., Regan Price, Wayne Sullivan, Dr. David Montgomery III, Jordan Montgomery, Michael Cain and Nate Terry. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her caregivers, Renee Hayes, Cynthia Pettis, Amy Bonner, Ashlie Hartman, Melinda Bardhol, Laura Moore, and Kasandra Frederick.
The family gives their deepest appreciation to Willis-Knighton Bossier ER and Mary’s nurse, Evan, for his compassion and care. A special thank you to Dr. Diana Lim for the care given to Mary over the past few years. To Mary’s caregivers, the family extends heartfelt gratitude for the devotion and love they provided with her care.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to BOSSIER KIDS, Inc., 2125 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Hope Harbor, Inc., 2104 S. Highway 66, Claremore, OK 74019; or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.