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Anne Lucretia Gillon Price, 89, former model remembered for the twinkle in her eye, her ‘Mona Lisa smile’

Anne Lucretia Gillon Price
Anne Lucretia Gillon Price

Anne Lucretia Gillon Price, daughter of the late Cecil and Lucretia Gillon, was born in Macon, Georgia on Nov. 20, 1925, and died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the age of 89.

Anne always had a twinkle in her eye and a Mona Lisa smile. She grew up traveling with her parents spreading the Seventh-day Adventist gospel. The family settled in Tacoma Park, Maryland to help build the Seventh-day Adventist Conference.

In her younger years she was a model, worked at the FCC and then moved to Orlando, Florida where she met her devoted husband and transitioned to her greatest accomplishment as a wonderful loving wife and mother.

She quickly took on the challenge of being a military wife. She helped the family transition with every move, “home is where you hang your pictures” she would say with a wink. She became an accomplished realtor in Miami, Florida, was a two-time breast cancer survivor and faithfully cared for her husband until his death in 2004. She moved to Oak Island to live with her daughter and two grandchildren in 2006.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Philip B Price Jr., of Brevard; grandson, Patrick Quinn Jr.; great-grandsons, Micheal Miller and Christian Miller; and Alberta Nickles, who was more a sister than a cousin.

She is survived by her son, Philip “Brooks” Price III and his wife Carolyn, of Lake Worth, Florida; daughters, Cheryl Kitzi and her husband Scott, of Molena Georgia and Elaine Painter, of Oak Island; grandchildren, Philip Brooks “BJ” Price IV and Jenni, of Lake Worth, Florida, Mark and Julie Miller, of Meridian, Idaho, John Miller, of Olmar, Florida, Paul and Mimi Miller, of Tampa, Florida, Michelle Lapidus, of Columbus, Georgia and Benjamin and Nichole Painter, of Oak Island; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to her loving granddaughter, Nichole, for providing wonderful and loving care to her grandmother, thanks to Benjamin for his assistance and thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Nov. 21, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Oak Island.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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