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Erica Price Lesesne
  • Grace Church Cathedral
    98 Wentworth St
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“My condolences to Erica's loved ones. She is a beautiful, kind Spirit that opened doors for many local artists, including myself. I am grateful our...Read More »
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“My sincere condolences to Mrs. Lesesne's friends and family. She was my English teacher at Porter in the late 80s. Her love of literature and drama,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Alison Draisin - Seattle, WA

“Our deepest condolences to Dan and family.Erica was always full of life and nd enthusiasm and was always a pleasure to talk with.The Khouri family...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Beverley Khouri - Charleston, SC

“What a wonderful woman she was. The times we had together I will hold hear to my heart forever. I am so sorry I can't be there to celebrate this...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: kathleen russell - charleston, SC

“Dear Dan and family, our loss of Erica is small compared to yours but it is a great loss all the same. She will be missed by many. Unfortunately my...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nat Benson - Charleston

“I am so sorry. Thinking of all of you with love. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Adams Run, SC

“Mrs. Lesesne was a wonderful teacher. My interest in drama and reading gained from her teaching was the foundation for majoring in English while in...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Chilton Simmons - Memphis, TN

“Erica was a good friend and colleague for many years. I appreciated her contributions to an excellent English Department at Porter Gaud School as...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Chanson - Charleston, SC

“I used to teach with Erica and admired her creativity and passion for her work. She made quite an impression on me. My thoughts and prayers to you...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Alexis Tharp - Edwardsville, IL


Erica Price Lesesne, aged 74, of Charleston, South Carolina, died at home on March 4, 2020
The Funeral Service to celebrate her life will be held at Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Thursday, March 12, 2020
at 2:00 p.m. A reception in Hanahan Hall will follow the service.
The family will receive friends Wednesday in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Erica was born October 7, 1945 in Findlay, Ohio, daughter of Eugene L. and Joan W. Price. She was a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She visited Charleston in 1970 and fell in love with it, and three years later, her soon-to-be husband Dan. Erica and Dan celebrated 46 years of marriage in October of 2019.

Over the course of her 49 years in Charleston, she led an active life in community affairs as president of the Radcliffeborough neighborhood association. She was also a former board member of the Charleston Library Society. Erica was a beloved English teacher at Porter-Gaud school for 25 years and directed numerous Senior Plays and other dramatic productions. She touched the lives of hundreds of students over her career with her wit, charisma, love of learning and desire to always contribute something positive to the world and to those around her.

Erica is survived by her husband, Dan, daughter, Emma (Lewis), son, Daniel (Becca), grandchildren, Eliza Mae, Anderson, Grady and Gabriel, as well as her brother, Derek Price (Susan).