Ruth Burdette Price, 67, of “Serenity Place” 301 Snake Run Road , Covington, VA ,departed this earth for eternal life with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 6, 2008 following a long and courageous battle with COPD, emphysema and related illness’. She was a member of Shepherds Chapel Church, Gravette Arkansas.
Ruth was born in Monroe County, West Virginia on March 18, 1941. She was preceded in departing this earth by her parents Andrew Nelson “Birdie” and Eva Porterfield Burdette , a grandson Denis John O’Conner , three sisters, Dreama Lee Burdette, Betty Jo Burdette and Kathryn Burdette Myers and her special friend and faithful companion “Sparky”.
She was beloved wife , mother, “Nana” , friend and hero to her family. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Dave Price of Covington; three daughters, Melinda Kathryn Lee and her husband Bob of Jacksonville Beach, FL; Michele Lynette Wilson of Port Orange, FL; Marie Ansonja Lee and her husband Ray of Roanoke and one son,
David Preston Price Jr. of Portland, Oregon; Six beloved grandchildren, T.J. Ramos, Sean O’Connor, Kristin O’Conner, Ryan Lee, Rayanne Lee J.P. Wilson and Sydney Lee; very special friends, Alice and Larry Fisher of Kinsley, Kansas and Ella and Frank Haynes of Covington.
Ruth devoted her life caring for others and was an honor graduate of the Florida College of Medical Assistants as a Registered Medical Assistant. She worked at medical clinics and private physician offices in Virginia, Florida ,South Carolina, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and at Alleghany Regional Hospital’s operating room.
She served her country proudly as a devoted career Navy spouse raising a family of four children during Dave’s many extended tours of duty at sea and during overseas and stateside deployments.
She enjoyed being at peace with nature, tending to her flowers, birds, wildlife, decorating for Christmas and seasonal holidays. She loved spending quite time at water falls, creek and pond at “Serenity Place” and taking walks with her friend and faithful companion “Sparky”.
In keeping with her wishes, Ruth’s body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held 6:00 PM Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home in Covington with the Rev. Edith Snedegar officiating.
The family will receive their friends following the memorial service and anytime at “Serenity Place” 301 Snake Run Road.
The interment will be at “ Serenity Place” at a later date.