Binnie Jo Price of Constantine, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the age of 83, surrounded by her Husband, Children and larger family. She spent her childhood years growing up in Three Rivers and returned to live in the area in 1994. She spent her life as a pillar in all the communities in which she resided.
Binnie was born in Seattle, WA on 20 December 1936 to her Parents Donald and Rita Bailey. She graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School and achieved an Associates Degree in Drafting & Design from Itawamba Community College in 1980. She went on to achieve numerous certifications and other accolades in the field of mortgage brokering and real estate.
While Binnie never served in the military, her children include 6 service veterans in both the Navy and Army as well as being a Gold Star grandparent with 4 service veterans. She married her loving husband HMCS Charles Price in Pontotoc, MS in 1982. Their marriage created the foundation and oversight of an enormous and successful family including her 8 children, 25 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Binnie built a long and successful career in the real estate industry including mortgage brokering and real estate sales. She was the founder and president of BPR Real Estate serving the community for over 10 years. She also served as President of the Saint Joseph County Association of Realtors in 2017.
She was a lifelong artist to include painting and sketching in multiple mediums. Her passions have proliferated to all levels of her family to include several successful musicians, physical and graphic artists.
Binnie was a devoted and active supporter of the American Legion for over 25 years. Her contributions range from historian, 1st & 2nd vice President, Secretary District President (4th District) as well as multiple Committee Chair for both District and state level. She was also very active in her church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Three Rivers Michigan.
Binnie is survived by her husband Charles Price as well as:
Ernie Galito (Rose), Rebecca Evinger, Renee Reimer (Todd), Donald Galito (Ardie), Chip Galito (Cheryl), Peaches Marcus (Jeff), Peanutt Larson (Ed) and Dusty Wheeler (Yvette)
Judy (Raul), Alex, Theresa (Oscar), Adrianne, Christeena (Paul), Jacob, Andrew, Mikey (Amanda), Camden (Michael), Anne (Joe), Jacob, Leah (Chris), Naomi (Colby), Chelsea (Tori), BJ, Megumi, Curtis (Nicole), Abbie, Shoshana, (Keyon), Noah, Bethany (Joe), Britney, Elijah, Nathaniel (Arielle), Zacheriah, Mick, Ian
Tyler, Lana, Thomas, Kaily, Keaton, Alex, Jack, Jed, Nate, Leland, Atreyu, Kyrie, Zekey, Elijah, Orion, Olive, Jonah, Adrian, Aidaan, Jieshika, Celina, Nathaniel (Jr)
Preceding Binnie in death are her parents; Donald and Rita Bailey and grandchildren Elijah and Adrianne.
The viewing will be held Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Mathias officiating at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093. Private burial will be at Fort Custer Cemetery on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 601 S. Douglas Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093.