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“Ms.Ponds-Price was a very good teaching teacher.She was the best teacher that I ever had.She might be gone but her sprit is always with me and my...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: ShykaylaRobinson - Bishopville SC, SC

“i am a student mrs.pounds had in 3rd grade now im in 7th.i lovve mrs.pounds i was f student and she made me a honors student. i will always misss...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: TYQUAN WRIGHT - BISHOPVILLE, SC

“Please accept my deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. ( Isaiah 25:8) ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: A. Jackson - SC

“I want to take this time to thank everyone who signed the guestbook for my sister. Jeannie we love you and miss you dearly. I love you and promise to...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: gregory - los angeles, CA

“Jeanie, My cousin, my family, my sister friend. I remember you during my visits to McBee every summer. I watched you grow into the strong,...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Robin Lynn Wilson - New Haven, CT

“Deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of Gloria's family during this very sad time, especially her children and husband. She looks as happy as I...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Stockdale - Lugoff, SC

“To the Ponds and Price family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words that will comfort you at this time but just know...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Connie Nivens-Townsend - Cheraw, SC

“Our prayers are with you at this time. South Main Strret Neighborhood watch ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: doris fulwood - sumter, SC

“i knew this person, from a child. and she all ways, had a small on her face, if she was haveing a bad day you would'nt know it. she was a joy to have...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: henrietta mitchell - mc bee, SC

“I want to say to the Ponds and Price family. My prayers, my thoughts and my love is with each and everyone of you. Jeannie, was a very sweet, caring...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Dexter Heflin - North Charleston, SC

“Cherishing the fun times I think back upon from our high school days and some of the classes we shared! Especially Algebra! I can still hear you...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Gloria Robinson-Searles - Duncan, SC

“I WAZ A STUDENT OF HER 3 GRADE MY NAME IS JARROD BRAILEY I CANT BELIEVE SHES GOING SHE WAS A STRONG LADIE OF LEADERSHIP COURAGE LOVE I MIS U AND I...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: JARROD L BRAILEY JR - SC

“Omg I Can Believe It Omg I Am One Of Mrs.Ponds Old 3rd Grade Students I Am Goin To The 7th Grade Now But I Can't Believe It Mrs.Ponds Was An...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Kaniyah Scott - Bishopville, SC

“No words can express the sympathy we embrace for the family of Jeannie Ponds-Price. She was a lady that expected and deserved nothing but the BEST!!...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Anthony, Pam, and Alex Miller - SC

“Grady, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Becky Roberts - Columbia, SC

“My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends. Gloria was a blessing to many. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: William K. McManus Jr. - McBee, SC

“We just don't know what to say except we love you ALL, and we are praying for you ALL...Jesus, Thank you for a beautiful young lady who is with you...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Al & Marie Simon - Columbia, SC

“My prayers are with the family Mrs. Gloria Jean Ponds-Price. May god watch over you all. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Kinard Washington - Sumter, SC

“"The Lord will give strength unto His people, He will bless His people with peace." Psalm 29:11 To the Family, There are...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Aunt Carolyn Thomas and Family - PA

“Words can not begin to express our sympathy for you all during this time. We know it will not be easy but with God's help you will be able to endure...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Wayne & Melissa Tedder & Family - SC

“Our heart felt prayers go out to your family during this time of great loss. We pray that God will continue to hold you in His hands throughout the...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Darren & Jacqueline Jowers - SC

“Where do I began. Gloria you were a great friend who always had something nice to say when you saw that I was down or upset. I'm really gonna miss...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Jennifer Harper - mcbee, SC

“Sorry for your loss. A close friend an neighbor who was loved and will be missed by many. Our prayers are with this family, may GOD bless you and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Deloris s. Jackson - mcbee, SC

“I can't forget how I felt that moment I found out you were gone from my life forever. You were a friend to the end. We may have never talked...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Shameaka McDowell - Bishopville, SC

“Praying for the family.Mrs. Jeanie was a very sweet and nice person and she will be deeply missed. ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: sequan phillips - mcbee, SC

“Jeanie i am so mad with you but i still love u. I will never get over u leaving me but i promise to keep making everyone laugh and smile with our...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: nicole ponds - columbia, SC

“My heart and prayers are with you all during this tough time. Praying that God will continue to embrace you with His love and give you extra...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Trinette Bell Vereen - Hemingway, SC

“I am deeply sorry to hear about the death of Jeannie. I didn't get to know her as an adult, but I remember her as a little girl. She was a beautiful...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Trish James - Lexington, SC

“I was sad to hear the passing of Jeannie, she was a good person, kept you laughing. She shared with me her health problems, remaining strong until...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Virginia Outen Neddham - SC

“My dearest thoughts and condolences goes out to all of you during this sad time. God bless you all, hang in there. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Simone Reed - Jefferfson, SC


Obituary "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." II Timothy 4:6-8 Gloria Jean Ponds-Price was born June 23, 1970 in Darlington County, South Carolina a daughter of Margie A. Hammond and Grady Ponds, Jr. She graduated from McBee High School, with the Class of 1988 and later continued her education at the University of South Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Coker College in 2001 and obtained a Master's in Technology from Walden University in 2004. She was currently working toward a Doctorate from Cambridge University. Gloria was a faithful member of New Hope United Methodist Church beginning at an early age and continued until her untimely death on June 17, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. She held several offices within the church the latest being the Mt. Beulah/ New Hope charge delegate to the South Carolina Annual Conference. Gloria worked in the Lee County Public school system at Lower Lee and Bishopville Primary for 10 years as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher. She loved her students and her students loved her, with many parents commending her for helping set their kids on the right path. The first loves of her life was her three children Shiheem, Sheldon, and Shelby. She never missed a week of stating on her Facebook page that she "loved her babies" and you could always hear her cheering them on or fussing with an official at their ball games. She recently married her best friend, James O. Price, on June 1, 2013. She stated to Shelby that her last 16 days were some of the happiest days of her life. She was preceded in death by her fraternal grandparents Grady "Great" and Lucille Ponds, Sr. as well as her maternal grandparents James "Jim" and Geneva Hammonds. Surviving to cherish the memory and maintain the legacy of Gloria Jean Ponds-Price is her husband, James O. Price of McBee, SC; her daughter, Shelby Ponds of McBee, SC; her two sons, Shiheem Ponds and Sheldon Ponds both of McBee, SC; her father, Grady Ponds, Jr. of Bethune, SC; her mother, Margie (Gregory Gaston)Hammond of McBee, SC; her two brothers, Reverend Grady Bernard (Rhonda) Ponds of Hopkins, SC and Gregory Bryan Ponds of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Lisa Hammonds of McBee, SC; a mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jimmy and Veronica Jenkins, Sr. of Sumter, SC; a brother-in-law, Jimmy L. Jenkins, Jr. of Sumter, SC; four nephews, Channen Ponds of Killeen, TX, Chaddwick and Chandler Ponds both of Hopkins, SC and Shane Hammonds of McBee, SC; two nieces, Chelsea Ponds of Hopkins, SC and Shana Smith of McBee, SC, eight uncles, six aunts, several great uncles and great aunt and a host of cousins and very dear friends.