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Mae Helen Prisby

May 11, 1924 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 96)


Mrs. Mae Helen Prisby, 96, of Youngstown, Ohio entered eternal rest on  Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Mrs. Prisby was born May 11, 1924 in High Point, North Carolina, a daughter of Chester and Tressie Funderburk Diggs, coming to this area in July 1964.  She was a graduate of Monroe High School in Monroe, North Carolina, and upon coming to Youngstown earned her Bachelor Degree from Youngstown State University.  She trained and worked as a registered cytotechnologist at Forum Health for 25 years, retiring in 1989.  She continued to work park-time as a cytotechnologist until 1998.  She was a  member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology; and a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

Her husband of 42 years, Raymond R. Prisby, Jr., whom she married April 11, 1965, passed away October 17, 2006.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her  sisters, Gertrude Johnson and Dorothy Lighner; and three brothers, Charles, Everett, and Roosevelt Diggs.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, two daughters, Patsy Prisby and JoAnn (Alan) Thompson; two sons, Raymond R. Prisby III and David Richey (Beverly) Richey all of Youngstown; one sisters, Katherine Hayes, two brothers, Chester Diggs, Jr. and Otis Diggs; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be given graveside 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2021 at Greenhill Cemetery, 1700 Leonard Avenue, High Point, NC.  To ensure the protection of everyone in attendance, protective facial coverings and social distancing are required. 

Live streaming of services will be offered at link  https://www.facebook.com/Johnsonandsonshplivestream-101153881842644

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Funeral Service
April 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
206 Fourth Street
High Point, NC 27260

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