Carmen Tessier Price O’Donovan

December 28th 1933 – May 17th 2014
Carmen was born in Nashua, New Hampshire; where she lived until she met Barney Price in Boston, Massachusetts when he was stationed there with the United States Navy. After Carmen and Barney were wed, they moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for Barney to receive his degree at The University of Southern Mississippi. In 1961, they moved to Oxford, Mississippi to start a family and where Barney worked in the insurance business. Following divorce, Carmen returned to college in 1974, graduating from The University of Southern Mississippi on the same day her eldest son graduated from The University of Mississippi. Carmen then moved three times over the next 25 years: Gulfport, Mississippi where she worked as a stenographer; Atlanta, Georgia where she worked for the Atlanta Braves while teaching school at Georgia State and Emory; Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked as a legal secretary for a private law firm. In 2000, she retired and returned to Mississippi where she lived in Brookhaven to spend more time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Lena Tessier, her 3 sisters, her first husband Barney Price, her beloved son Walker Price, and infant daughter Pamela Price.
She is survived by: brother, Maynard Tessier of Florida. Eldest son: Roland Price and spouse Candy Price of Hazlehurst, MS. Daughter, Cindy Huntington of Oxford, MS. Grandchildren: Ashleigh Price Polancich and spouse Ross Polancich of Oxford, MS. Madeline Price of Hazlehurst, MS. Mary Camille Waycaster and spouse Jeffrey Waycaster of Brookhaven, MS. Clay Price of Hazlehurst, MS. Meg Huntington of Oxford, MS. Will Huntington of Oxford, MS. Great grandchildren: Russ and Sam Waycaster of Brookhaven, MS, along with Myers and Ella Grace Polancich of Oxford, MS. Niece: Maureen Huffman of Pheonix, AZ.

Carmen was a voracious reader and asked of all memorials be sent to The Brookhaven Branch of Lincoln County Public Library – 100 S Jackson St, Brookhaven MS, 39601 or the Copiah Academy library – PO Box 125, Gallman MS, 39077. 

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