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Josephine Ellen Pinder Price: Josephine E. Price Josephine E. Price

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Born in Cambridge, MD on Jan. 29, 1922
Departed on Aug. 24, 2012 and resided in Philadelphia, PA.
Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
09:00 am - 11:00 am
Service: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery
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Josephine E. Pinder Price age 90 of Germantown passed away at her home on August 24, 2012. Josephine was born in Cambridge, MD to the late Thomas and Ida Molock Pinder, the fifth of seven children.

She was known for her sense of humor, quick smile, family dinners and traditions, high fashion, wealth of knowledge relative to national and foreign affairs, and for lending a helping hand to those in need. Her home was open to all and she held the honorable title of "Mom" to those she birthed and a community she guided.

She united with Janes Methodist Episcopal Church in 1938, and lived to see her grandchildren become fifth generation members.

She held leadership positions within the United Methodist structure, Church Women United, National Council of Churches, and Pennsylvania Council of Churches. Ecumenical commitment was demonstrated as she traveled through several countries in Africa, Europe, and elsewhere including, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and throughout the United States advocating for Christ and social justice.

In the community, she never forgot the alienated youth and served as secretary and advisor to the Germantown Youth Project where she left a lifelong impact on the then active gang members, even touching a few to go into the ministry.

Other social activist efforts included Board Chairperson of Simpson House Retirement Living facility during a time of massive expansion; denominational representative and Vice Chair of Prison Visitation and Support, the only volunteer program to gain access to Federal and military prisoners throughout the United States. She was a charter member and founder of the Metropolitan Career Center, a community based educational organization dedicated to helping young adults prepare for future careers and responsible roles in urban society.

Her former civic duties included being an elected member of the Election Board, 59th Ward, and 7th Division as Majority Inspector. From the time she was able to vote, she never missed one election.
Josephine married Linwood J. Price, Sr. on October 22, 1943, in Atlantic City, NJ, and from this union seven children were born. One stepson, Allison Price and a son Linwood J. Price, Jr., Esq. preceded her in death.

Josephine was the recipient of many awards including: the Outstanding Service Award by the Deputy Commissioner of Welfare for her work with the alienated youths in Germantown during the height of the gang era. In addition, she received several pins of distinction from the United Methodist Women, and a citation by the PA House of Representatives for her invaluable contribution to the Metropolitan Career Center, to mention a few.

Her hobbies included collecting ornaments from around the world for her Christmas tree, a collection that started when she was 16 years of age and continued until her death as well as fashion design and sewing.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Linda Silva of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Debbi Price-Whitlock, Vivian and Gail Price of Philadelphia; 2 sons, Roderick and Glenn Price; 1 sister, Vivian Jackson of Salisbury, MD; 2 sons in law Robert Silva and Theodore Hawkins and 3 daughters in law, Geraldine Price, Vanessa Price and Annette Martin; 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in addition to a host of friends, neighbors and well wishers, from all walks of life.

Josephine enjoyed becoming caught up in the midst of activity, pushed constantly by a power beyond hers and loved being in the rhythm of the world. Her ears were always in tune to the world events, needs of women, youth and children, and the political and social implications for her community and country, until her body began to betray her mental desires. She embraced the notion that change must occur and even sent her first email at age 89. Upon receiving a rapid response her retort was "no wonder the postal service is in trouble".

She shared always with her family, that the only comfort in life and death was that she was not her own, but belonged both body and soul to her faithful Savior, Jesus Christ who with His precious blood fully satisfied and retired all of her sins. With a sense of wisdom and integrity, she readily admitted she was ready and anxious to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, face to face, once again, as she had as a very young child when He appeared to her at a dark hour. She clung to the hope of being with her Savior who had sustained her, comforted her, protected her, emboldened her and carried her. Her daily prayer was that God would continue to touch her with His Holy Spirit and enable her to be a growing Christian disciple whose life would be well lived and make a difference. This He granted.

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