Sunday 21st April 2024

Ginger Faye Price


Ginger Faye Price, 40, of Bowling Green passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Medical Center. The Auburn, KY native was born January 14, 1984, a daughter of Melvin Ray Price and Sharon Elaine Cox Price who survive. She was preceded in death by a niece, Katlyn Price, maternal grandparents, William and Gladys Cox and paternal grandparents, Veachel and Mae Price.

Ginger was employed by Respite Care at Faith Harbor and worked at Minit Mart for 20 years. She attended Eastern Kentucky University, P.J.’s School of Cosmetology and Draughons Junior College. Ginger loved fishing, cosmetics, cooking, and being around people. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Ashley Price; two brothers, Kyle Price and Terry Dwayne Price; sister by choice, Kellie Simpson; nieces and nephews, Terry Alan, Alexis and Raylan; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Ginger was always positive, always loving, always welcoming. She was always a friend to those who needed her & had a beautiful soft & forgiving heart. People loved her wherever she went. She was the light of the chemo department as she improved the day of everyone sitting in the room with her during treatments. Always the beauty queen, she would do her nails & make-up while taking her treatments, lightening the mood & fascinating other patients & nurses who asked for tutorials. Her infectious laughter & silliness transformed a dreaded & painful process into something that actually may not have been the worst part of their day.

She truly was a beautiful soul and saw no stranger. Ginger’s home was open to many throughout the years who needed a warm bed & a warm meal. Day or night she would prepare a place, share even to her last as she truly had a servant’s heart.

Selfless to they absolute end, she was more concerned about the pain & stress her illness brought on her loved ones with no consideration for herself. Her first words once off the ventulator, to her mother was “Are you okay?” demonstrating exactly the type of person she was. She protested anyone staying the night with her at the hospital as again, she was more worried about their health & welfare than being alone. Absolutely selfless.

The world could only be improved by more people like Ginger who shared love for all humans, rich, poor, hungry, vices or nay. Quick to forgive, quick to give, quick to make everyone who met her fall in love with her spirit. She will be missed the remainder of our lives. Although glad her suffering has ended, we consider ourselves selfish for only wanting her to stay. Our lives will never ever be the same.

The family would like to thank a few special doctors that took outstanding care for her while at The Medical Center of Bowling Green in the final weeks leading to her death – Dr. Steph, Dr. Minr, Dr. Nanduri, Dr. Long & Dr. Jarno, as well ad a slew of other staff who provided excellent care. All the nurses & techs of the 3rd and 4th floor, including, but not limited to Connie, Caroline, Sarah & Ashley.

Ginger began her battle with cancer in 2018, fought like a warrior & came out victorious on the other side. As always, she developed several close friendships during that time – Nurse Tara B.& APRN Megan both of Graves Gilbert Clinic. A few short months ago, the disease returned. She was prepared for that fight again & she gave absolutely every ounce of her strength, but the Lord, we believe seeing her abused & disparaged body, took her to her eternal home where she would experience no more sickness & pain, no more worry & suffering.

We can only imagine Ginger being welcomed into those pearly gates & walking on the streets of gold with our Heavenly Father & loved ones who have gone before. Ginger was saved at a young age & her name was placed in the Lamb’s Book of Life. It brings great peace to her loved ones to know she has a new body after so many years with a failing one. Although Ginger was never one to throw her faith in your face, she radiated light with the love & kindness that could only be a gift bestowed upon her by our Lord. She would encourage everyone she loves to seek Christ so that you are able to join her at the feet of our Master & know everlasting life.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville, TN which may be done with funeral home staff. Lord willing a cure will be found to prevent any more of our loved ones from departing from us too early.

Visitation will begin at Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home in Bowling Green, KY on Monday, February 26th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm & Tuesday, February 27th, at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm following visitation at Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home with internment in Felts Cemetery in Auburn, KY.