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Alfred James Price

Alfred James Price

Sep 16, 1965 - Mar 1, 2022

Alfred James Price - Obituary


lfred James Price, Jr, was born on September 16, 1965 to Alfred James Price, Sr. and Celia Brooks who both preceded him in death. Alfred was the eldest of four children and grew up in the Watts Branch neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. Alfred would always describe himself as an active free spirited child who definitely marched to the beat of his own drum, all personality traits that lasted throughout his lifetime. Alfred was a very proud native Washingtonian. He graduated from the great Tower of Power H.D. Woodson high school, in Washington, DC. where he participated in football and wrestling. After graduating high school, Alfred attended Howard University for a short period of time and then transferred to and graduated from Norfolk State University (NSU) in Norfolk, Virginia in 1994. Alfred became infamously known as the guy with the camera, capturing significant activities for the NSU newspaper. Alfred remained a huge supporter and loyal alumni of NSU. Every year he would visit the NSU Engineering department sharing his wisdom and knowledge with the next generation of students. Alfred also previously served as the President of the NSU Alumni Association’s DC Chapter, and was an instrumental leader in growing their membership and continuing their efforts in providing scholarships and guidance to NSU students. After graduating college, Alfred moved to Atlanta, Georgia to expand his career as a Telecommunications Engineer. No matter where Alfred lived, he always said, "There’s no place like the District" and would always find his way to return back home. Alfred was so D.C. from his heavy accent, the clothes he wore, the way he carried himself and the legendary stories he told of being raised in the city. Alfred had many passions in life. He was a diehard fan of the Washington Redskins now known as the Commanders. Alfred loved the game of basketball often jokingly referred to as the playground legend of the neighborhood. If he wasn't coaching a middle school, AAU or high school team he was watching or attending a game somewhere. He was a certified scuba diver and loved the thrill of swimming with the ocean's creatures—he loved the thrill of adventure. Alfred only cared for two types of music, Go-Go and Jazz. He had his own rhythm and style of dance, and he wasn't embarrassed to show it. He was a world traveler and was known for pushing his 1997 Lexus across many states for personal travel or business. He had so many stories and experiences to share and would repeat the same stories often. If you were a witness to Alfred's stories and life firsthand you knew that Alfred's many stories revolved around his son Brandon, his family, his fraternity of brothers Kappa Alpha Psi, Norfolk State University, sports, investments, people he knew and his achievements. Alfred was confident and did not shy away from sharing his achievements, or telling you what you needed to do to achieve success. He never knew a stranger. Wherever he went he either ran into someone he knew or immediately established new connections. Alfred was not a religious man, he connected with God through his love of Science and the worlds God created beyond this earth. In his last days on this earth, Alfred was consistently checking off more things on his list to achieve. He was constantly perfecting himself. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Stratford University, in Woodbridge Virginia. He obtained his certification in cryptocurrency. And, after a long career at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority he recently was appointed as Director, Wayside Systems Rail and Bus Communication for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Although Alfred was bi-coastal, he still had a plan to make it back home to the District. A plan his loving son Brandon executed on his behalf, post Alfred's transition from this life on March 1, 2022. Alfred was a giver and believed in supporting people and organizations that guided him along his life journey. Alfred lived his life to the fullest. Whatever he set his mind to do he achieved it, and did it his way without apology. Alfred lived by and often repeated the Vernon Brundage, Jr. quote, learned while joining the brotherhood of Kappa Alpha Psi, “Excuses are tools of incompetence used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness, and those who use them seldom specialize in anything else.” Alfred is survived by his son Brandon Williams-Price (mother Terry Williams), granddaughter Royalty Williams-Price, sisters Elizabeth Price-Obiekwe (Polycarp) and Alisa Price, brother Arthur Price, aunts Beverly Price, Cynthia Rawlins (John II), Marcia Price, nephews Jamal Price, Michael Wilson, Price Obiekwe, cousins John Rawlins III, Jessica Rawlins, Robert Penn, Jr., former wife Rosalind Price, sister-in-law’s Safiyyah Vasquez (Jose), Marquita Dulan (Anthony), niece through marriage Olivia Dulan, stepmother Gloria Price, and a hosts of extended brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Grandparents Albert Price, Jr., Lemire S. Price, Arthur Brooks and Hattie Brooks (all preceded him in death). A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9;30 a.m. until time of services at 10;30 a.m. at the KALAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY,6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery at 12:45 p.m.