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Loyce Juanita Mullen Price

Loyce Juanita Mullen Price, born Oct. 2, 1923 in Shelbyville, Missouri to Fred and Bernice Green.

Loyce went to be the with the Lord at 93 years of age on Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was a long-time resident of Louisiana. Loyce will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend to those who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Doug Mullen, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas and wife, Jeanne and Dick Mullen of Louisiana; two step-daughters, Norma Jean Stroops of Louisiana, and Joann Lee and husband, Jimmy of Ozark. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and her great-niece, Laura Shellhorse of Bowling Green.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Price.

She was a very proud mother of her two boys and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Loyce came to know the Lord early in life and took her boys to church regularly. She was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1945, where she eventually taught a women’s Bible study class and her husband, Roy Price, taught a men’s class. The boys remember attending church regularly. Loyce was always a woman of prayer, praying daily for her family and friends. On days when she couldn’t do some of the things that she could in the past, she continued to pray for those that she loved, knowing that the Lord would answer and take care of her loved ones. She knew that God had a plan for her, even in this stage of life.

She was a great cook and never let anyone go away hungry. Whenever guests came to visit she would cook something and fill the table. She often told the story of how in 1954, when times were hard on the farm, during the drought; one Sunday they invited several families to eat at their house after church; only to find the cupboards bare.

But Loyce didn’t let that discourage her, she cooked a delicious dinner of biscuits and gravy that was talked about around town for some time to come. That was a small example of her big heart and her ability to bring joy, even in hard times.

She often laughed about her first big trip. At 20 years of age, she spent four days traveling 3,000 miles by train to Prince Rupert, British Columbia to work at as a secretary at the Shipyard with her husband during the war. When it was time for her first son to be born, she was worried he would be a Canadian and insisted that they move to the Oregon, so he could be an American.

She was a very proud mother and always encouraged her boys. She loved to fish and ski and they spent a lot of time on the River. When Doug was afraid to learn how to ski on one ski, she got right out there and decided she’d show him. Even though she fell, she showed him that he needed to have the courage to try and he did and that day he learned to ski on one ski. She helped her boys to build confidence through her loving care.

Loyce loved fishing, traveling, raising her Persian cats, raising and sculpting Bonsai plants, crocheting, playing the piano and organ and singing. She shared her love with others and will always be remembered for her smile, her caring ways, and her prayers for those she loved.

She had a lot of verses that she loved, but we believe one of her favorites was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She lived that in her life and handed it down to her children and grandchildren, knowing that if they trusted in God, they could accomplish great things for Him.

She will be missed by those that love her; but each one can carry one of her great characteristics with them, as they leave today. Remembering to trust God, pray always, love each other, and show compassion and forgiveness to those around you.

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