Dr. Deborah Jean Price
Sun Rise. Sunset
February 9, 1954. October 31, 2022
“Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20
Dr. Deborah Jean Price was one of the children born to the late Vivian and Stanley Price on February 9, 1954. She was known as “Mi Mi”, a name given by her late mother-in-law, Louise Pierce. Formerly married to William “Ted” Lillie and to Landis Christian. Deborah graduated from Garfield High School in 1972 and later attended the University of Akron and Kent State University. She studied at GABC, where she received a Doctorate in Ministry.
Deborah was the Founder and CEO of IJN-l Foundation (In Jesus' Name), a non-profit organization that believed in helping ordinary people like you and I. Someone described Dr. Price as a global humanitarian, singer, ordained minister, consultant and business owner. She was known as a grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and most of all, friend. She was someone you could call day or night and get an answer, she would laugh with you and cry with you, or even pray with you. Dr. Price was a frequent traveling companion to her cousin gospel artist, Douglas Miller, and often sang on a couple of his recordings. She spoke frequently with cousins, Sandy, Judy, Charlotte, and Barbara Sykes, sharing their testimonies of family memories.
Debbie attended Livingston Apostolic Church under the leadership of Elder James Gregory, she wore many hats, pastor assistant, Sunday school teacher, Bible bowl participant, and sang in the choir under the leadership of Katie Ellis. Dr.Deborah Price presently attended the First Apostolic Church under the leadership of Bishop Samuel L. Hampton ll. Deborah will always be remembered for her sense of humor, her humanitarian work, and her love for Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian and Stanley E. Price Sr.; her siblings, Stanley Price Jr., Richard Price and Sister Vicki Price; and her sons, William N. Price and Rahsaan M. Price. Beloved cousin of the late Douglas Miller.
Dr. Deborah Price leaves to cherish her memories, her son, “Rocky” Stanley Price; her siblings, Rita Toomer, James Price, Robert (Linda) Price, Shirlee (Dwain) Brazil Sr.; her grandchildren, Malikah, Racquel, Rahsaan ll, Ashante’, Carlyle, Egypt, Lorenz, Christian, Theo and Asia; and great- grandchildren, Rahsaan lll and Amore Malik. She was godmother to Greg, Jullian, and Justin Levy. She will be also missed by Miyoshi, Sheralyn, William Preston and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial visitation will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 North Canton Road, Akron, Ohio 44305 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Memorial services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM, where Pastor Eugene Wilson will celebrate Deborah’s life.