"For Now, I am read to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." II Timothy 4: 5-8.
LIFE REFLECTIONS Farrie was a woman of courage, strength, and strong faith, who embraced life with a smile. She loved her family and friends, and her love was demonstrated effortlessly. On August 11, 2022, surrounded by family and friends, our beloved mother made her transition to be with her Heavenly Father, where she will experience peace forever. God saw that she had grown weary, therefore, He sent His angels to escort our mom to her eternal place of residence.
BORN WITH A PURPOSE Farrie B. Price Royal was born October 29, 1922, in Girard, GA (Screven County) to the late Edward Price and Lillie Griffin Price. Farrie accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Andrew A.M.E. Church in Millhaven, GA. Her Christian faith allowed her to be grounded and navigate gracefully through life. She worked diligently in the church and did what was asked of her with love and a smile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE Farrie was primarily reared by her mother and brother, Willie, due to her father's passing at an early age. She attended St. Andrew's Chapel Church School. As a young adult, she helped her brother on the family farm. As time passed, Farrie decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL for other opportunities. She resided with family members and worked in the food service industry. Later, she returned to GA and lived with her brother Willie and sister-in-law Mary Ella to help care for her mother. On January 05, 1957, Farrie was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Sammie Royal. Through the years, God blessed the two of them with a beautiful family. Farrie provided a nurturing and loving home for her children. She taught them to put God first, do what is right, treat people with respect and kindness, and to look out for each other. Her special sayings to her children were: "Be loving, always do it right the first time, no matter what you do, do a good job, keep on living and you will see what I am talking about."
THE ESSENCE OF A WOMAN Farrie was exceptional cook, baker and quilter. She enjoyed preparing dinners for family and friends. She was kindhearted, and a selfless person, often putting others before herself. She wanted her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to walk their own journey and most of all be happy. Farrie used her wisdom to encourage, motivate, and comfort others.
STRINGS THAT BIND Farrie was also preceded in death by her siblings, Willie Price, Charlie Walker, Ora Lee Oliver, Freddie Lee Dinkins, and Luvenia Oliver. Farrie leaves to cherish her legacy: children, Jerrie (Catherine) Price, Elsie (Crandall) Lewis, Linda Royal, Isabelle (Alfonso) Mallory, and Stanley (Carla) Royal; grandchildren, Jerrie, Tameka, Martina, Ryan, Hannah, Christopher, and Samuel; nine grandchildren' a dear and wonderful friend, Mrs. Josephine Stewart; a dedicated caregiver, Ms. Patricia Edwards; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and sorrowing friends.