Palo Alto Weekly
Community Pulse - May 24, 2019
Genevieve (Holland) Edwards-Price
Genevieve (Holland) Edwards-Price, a longtime East Palo Alto resident, died on May 8. She was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Ville Platte, Louisiana, to Milton and Hattie (Celestine) Holland. At 19 years old, she met Audrus (Poncho) Edwards on the church steps of St. Matthew Baptist Church. Three months later they were married and went on to have five daughters. On Sept. 16, 1965, they relocated their family to East Palo Alto. Shortly after, the family joined Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. She was affectionately known by her family and friends as Gen or Aunt Gen. She was employed as a domestic housekeeper for many years before becoming a restaurant owner in Seaside, where she served many of her signature Creole dishes. Later, she married Hezikiah Price. She enjoyed playing bingo, pitty pat, reading the Bible, singing in the choir and working on the funeral committee at Mount Olive where she remained a member for more than 50 years. She also enjoyed crocheting table doilies, baking sweet potato pies and sharing a meal with family and friends during the holidays. She was preceded in death by her daughter Ella Edwards; first husband, Audrus Edwards; and second husband, Hezikiah Price. She is survived by her children Judy Brown (Terral) of East Palo Alto; Jane Theresa Jones of East Palo Alto; Lucy Mae Edwards of Stockton; Joella Cusic (David) of Stockton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; and a host of nieces, nephews, many other relatives and dear friends. Celebration of life services were held this week. Memorial donations to have a tree planted in her name may be made to Canopy.org. Flowers may be sent to Jones Mortuary located at 660 Donohoe St., East Palo Alto.