Mrs. Susie (Sue) B. Price was born in Dixon Mills, Alabama to the late Ervin & Laura Bell Agee on May 08, 1936. She attended Marengo County Schools, graduating from Marengo County High before moving to Birmingham, Alabama in 1956 to care for her aunt. On September 30,1956 she married her forever love James L. Price. They both always agreed that the date was unimportant as they had been married, “All of Our Lives”. They raised three daughters, Judy, Carolyn & Pamela and one son, James V. (and quite honestly nearly everyone else that graced their door, from siblings, to grandkids, to neighbors). Susie received her LPN in nursing from South Highland Nursing School and practiced as a physician’s assistant for twenty-five years in Birmingham, AL working for Dr. May & Goldberg at Montclair Hospital. She was a charter member of Community Primitive Baptist Church for over 40-years, serving as a church mother for many of those years.
Susie had a passion for life, food, family, and running her mouth (she used to joke that she had a mic in her throat and you were GOING to hear every word she said). She never met a stranger. She never met a problem that she didn’t have a solution for (whether you thought you wanted it or not). She never met a soul that she couldn’t offer genuine love. As Susie put it, “She always was a hustler” from childhood on she found ways to provide, feed, and love her family. Her healing hands didn’t just heal within the walls of the hospital. You could always find healing in the bottom of a pot of her soup or mixed in with the collard greens and cornbread (you had better eat it with your fingers and splash of buttermilk for the real magic). She mixed an extra dose of love in every dumpling and hid the secrets to life in the congealed form of “blue stuff”. At the top and bottom of every word of advice, no matter how gentle or harsh, there was always a smile and loving arms waiting for you (right behind the “you hear what I say?”). Every time you heard her sing you KNEW that you were in God’s favor and whatever breakthrough or celebration you needed, was right there waiting for you. It’s impossible to sum up everything that (Sue, Susie B, Mamma, Granny) was (is) in these few lines, but I guess if we had to wrap it up, we’d all agree she mirrors for us her very own definition of God. “God is, God was, and God always will be… and God’s going to handle it.” Granny, we know, you’ve got this.
Susie B was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Bell Agee, her father, Ervin Agee, her brothers Ervin “Doe” Agee Jr. and Willie Agee, and Virginia “Tut” Hancock . Left to cherish her memories are her husband James L.; their four children, Judy, Carolyn, James (Pat), and Pamela; her siblings, Joseph (Evelyn) Agee, Dorothy “Dot” Agee, & Bertha “Bert” Agee; Sixteen grandkids; Twenty-two great-grandkids, and host of nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
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