Asheboro- Joan “Phyllis” Newell Price, 84, passed away in her home Sunday, April 10, 2022, surrounded by family. Born October 31, 1937 in Hillsdale, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late James Newell and Winifred Hively Newell.
Phyllis was Hillsdale High School’s Class of 1956, in Michigan. She worked for Michigan Bell where she started as an operator and then held various positions for over 30 years prior to her retirement. Phyllis was a member of Mountainview Church of Asheboro. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her cat, Henry.
Phyllis is survived by her children; Lisa Kilbourne and her husband Brian, both of the home; and Bruce Price of Redford, Michigan; grandchildren, Krista Kearns and her husband Clint of Asheboro, and Matthew Kiefer and his wife Lillie of Kannapolis; great grandchildren, Kinley Kearns and Levi Kearns; and brother, Jim Newell and his wife Evelyn of Jonesville, Michigan. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Kenneth Price; parents; 3 sisters; and 4 brothers.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Mountainview Church of Asheboro, 1530 Mountainview Church Rd, Asheboro. The family will receive visitors at the church prior to the service from 2-3pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Dr, Asheboro, NC or to Mountainview Church of Asheboro.