Albert (AL) Price was born 1943 to the parents of Johnnie and Marie Price, the youngest of nine siblings, Johnnie Jr, Reath, Ethel, David, Timothy, James, Wallace, Ellis and (50) fifty nieces and nephew. His God daughter Sean Settles is the love of his life. He was married 2003 to Bettye Magee Price and step children Ruth, Henry and Chris. His Christian life began in Quincy, Fla., where he was baptized as a young child. Relocating to Greensboro, NC in 2015 he became a devoted member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Al, as he is affection known by his friends attended Florida Normal College in St Augustine, Florida in 1962. He located in 1963 to Washington, DC where he attended Morgan State College in Baltimore, MD. Al found his passion for “photography”, while at Morgan State, he became one of Morgan State student photographers. In 1967 Al was employed by District of Columbia Government, working as a counselor for individuals with developmental disabilities, and furthered his employment with the District of Columbia Government as the photographer for the Office of the Mayor and Human Services, he retired in 2004.
With Al’s passion for enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities, he designed a photography program teaching these individuals basic photography with the results being a book published of their photographs “Through My Lens”. His favorite saying was, when I leave this Earth I want it be known that “I made a difference”.
In 1981 he was encouraged by a very good friend, Jim Pope to visit Africa and go on a photo safari. This photo safari was considered to be a life time experience. He visited Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in 1981, 1989 and 1992. Al visited many of the schools in the District of Columbia with a slide show of his photo safari to expand the student’s vision of Africa.
Relocating to Greensboro, NC in 2014, Al became involved with the youths of Shiloh Baptist Church teaching basic photography.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1210 South Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC at 2:00 PM with visitation held at 1:30 PM prior to the service.
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