Rebecca Rice

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2008

NATCHEZ – Services for Rebecca “Beckie” Rice, 89, of Natchez, who died Monday, April 7, 2008, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Flower Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Alexander officiating.
Burial will follow at Painter’s Cemetery, in Anna’s Bottom, under the direction of George F. West Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rice was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Natchez, the daughter of Harvey and Grace Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings; one daughter; one son; and one grandson.
Survivors include a loving and devoted husband, Cleveland Rice; two sons, Charlie Nichols and wife, Fannie, both of Houston and Robert Deterly and wife, Mary Ann, both of Stone Mountain, S.C.; four daughters, Audrey Rice and husband, Eddie Sr., Marshall Clarks, Ethel Sanders, all of Natchez, and Carol Jones and husband, Jerry, both of Wisner, La.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Alma Fleming, Odessa Fitzgerald and Francis McKnight, all of Natchez; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and a special family, the Leon Duncan family.