Mable Ethel Rice was born October 4, 1935 in Buffalo, SC to the late Charles Means and Francis Means. She departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at home with her family. On July 26, 1956 she married the love of her life, Robert Earl Rice Sr., and they were married for sixty-four years until her passing. Traveling took her to Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, and Germany.
She was an active member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Seaside, CA; where she served as a Deaconess, and past service on the nurse's guild. Her faith in God was her strength, and she was a wonderful southern cook. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Robert E. Rice Sr. of Seaside, daughters, Lola Caruthers (deceased), Sharon Rice, Anita Sterling, Kimley Rice; sons, Thomas Roehrle, Robert Rice Jr., and Rodney Rice; one sister, Francis Warren of MI, the last of twelve children of her siblings along with nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that loved her dearly. She came to know the Lord at Wyatt Chapel Baptist Church in the early 1950's. She graduated from Sims High School in 1957. In her travels as a military wife she worked as a dental assistant and a Red Cross member. She was a qualified medical assistant working at most Cannabury Medical center for over 20 years. Thank you too all the loving friends and the New Hope family where she attended church from early 1976 until present times.
Viewing/Service, 10:00 am - 12:00 am, Friday, August 28, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1304 Sonoma Avenue, Seaside, CA
Graveside, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Friday, August 28, 2020 at Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Avenue, Seaside, CA
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