The popular, long-time pastor of a church in Martinsville that has been riddled by an outbreak of COVID-19 has died apparently because of that disease. Mark Price, 62, pastor of the New Bethel Holiness Church, at 929 Bethel Lane in Martinsville, died at his home on Bethel Lane on Tuesday.
Mark Price, 62, pastor of the New Bethel Holiness Church, died at his home on Tuesday.
Obituary for Pastor Mark E. Price Sr.
Pastor Mark Edward Price, Sr., 62, of Bethel Lane, Martinsville, VA, transitioned to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. He was born September 17, 1957 in Martinsville, Virginia to the late Rosa Belle Price and the late Buford R. Price, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas B. Price and Buford “Will” Price, Jr.
Pastor Mark Price was the Pastor of Greater New Bethel Church for 28 years; a member of AWCF; and Vice President of True Vine Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ.Pastor Price was a humble and soft spoken man of God and will be dearly missed by his family and church family.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Rose M. Price of the home; two daughters, Tarketti S. Price and Montoyia R. (Demond) Wimbush; one son, Mark E.(Latina) Price, II; (like a daughter)TaKayla A. Agnew all of Martinsville, VA; four grandsons, Justin D. Manns, Demontay M. Wimbush, Kendall L. and Kayden A. Price; a granddaughter, Joslyn L. Wimbush; one brother, Baxter A. “Joe” (Priscilla) Price of Halifax, VA; four sisters, Tarama P. (Odell, Sr.) Lynch; and Verndale P. (Kearfott” Danny”) Wright both of Martinsville, VA; Rose M. Price of Detroit, MI; Brenda P. Yellock of Collinsville, VA; one aunt, Sarah Craighead of Martinsville, VA; one uncle, James Price of Augusta, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A public viewing will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020, at The C.R.V. Hairston Memorial Chapel from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Hairston Funeral Home. Pastor Mark E. Price, Sr. will lie in state at Greater New Bethel Apostolic Church on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 6 p.m. until the time of the service (no entering the building at this time) .
The funeral service will be held Sunday, August 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Greater New Bethel Apostolic Church with Renado Hairston, Eulogist. All other times, the family will receive friends at their residence, 936 Bethel Ln., Martinsville, VA. All services will be held with CDC COVID 19 guidelines with wearing face coverings and social distancing.
Interment will be in Carver Memorial Gardens, Martinsville, VA.
Arrangements Entrusted to Hairston Funeral Home with Courteous, Efficient, and Dependable Service.
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