Joyce Rice

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 21, 2010

NATCHEZ — Services for Joyce Irene Wilkinson Rice, 57, of Natchez, formerly of Franklin County, who died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ God’s Son.

Burial will follow at the Natchez National Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home in Bude.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

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Mrs. Rice was born March 11, 1953, in Franklin County, the daughter of Guy and Lola Mae Cobb Wilkinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Rice; her father; and four brothers, George Wilkinson, Wilbert Wilkinson, Guycell Wilkinson and Otis Dee Wilkinson.

Survivors include a loving daughter, Jocelyn Rice; one stepdaughter, Lisa Rice; one stepson, Roy Rice Jr., all of Natchez, her mother of Meadville; five sisters, Gloria Huff of Antioch, Calif., Audrey McGhee and husband, Eugene, Lucille Dillon and husband, Charles, and Maeola Bates and husband, Kenneth, all of Meadville, and Pearlina Watkins and husband, Sam, of Natchez; three brothers, Edward Wilkinson and wife, Sylvia, of Chicago, Richard Wilkinson of Bude and Billy Wilkinson of Baton Rouge; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.