Mabel Thomas Bivens Price CHARLOTTE - Mabel Thomas Bivens Price, of Charlotte, entered into the arms of our Lord on July 20, 2014. She was born March 17, 1928, to the late Onas H. Thomas and Susie Tucker Thomas. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Price graduated from Burnsville High School in 1945 and worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company until her marriage to C.M. Bivens in 1947. She graduated from Waldron's Business School. Most of her career was spent in management with the temporary employment industry. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Bivens Perkins of Charlotte; sons, Randy M. Bivens (Diane) of Waxhaw, and David M. Price (Suzanne) of Weddington; grandchildren, Meredith Bivens Sheehan (David) of Waxhaw, Kara Bivens, Lauren Price, and Logan Price; sister, Doris Watkins; brothers, Robert Thomas, H. C. Thomas (Lois), and Roland Thomas (Gail); sister-in-law, Shelby Thomas; and many nieces and nephews, who were all very special to her. She was preceded in death by husbands, C.M. Bivens and D.M. Price, granddaughter, Hilary Bivens, as well as sister, Barbara Turner, brother, Onas Delane Thomas, sister-in-law, Johnsie Thomas, and brother-in-law, Jon Watkins. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, with a funeral service to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Reverend Arnold Kessler of Hickory Grove Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Wingate Cemetery in Wingate, NC. The family would like to thank family, friends, and Dr. Lori Taylor and Dr. John Pasquini for their support over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 6050 Hickory Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28215. Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 21, 2014