Mother Essie Elizabeth Rice

03/21/1939 - 06/12/2019

Obituary for Mother Essie Elizabeth Rice

Mother Essie Elizabeth Rice, age 80, of Athens, GA passed June 12, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at The Chapel of Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Public Viewing, Tuesday 1-7 PM, at the funeral home.

Survivors include: children, Joseph Wayne Mattox, Harold Douglas Rice, Vickie Collins, Cassandra (Perry) Burton Johnson, Charles (Galina) Emmanuel Rice and Jeannie Rice Burton; one brother, Eddie L. (Billie Jean) Jones; sisters-in-law, Lizzie Jones and Mary Goss; 16 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, 2 grandchildren raised in the home, Tara Rice Howard and Jeffery Rice; special niece, Eleanor Ruffin; devoted friend, Mother Agnes Clink.

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

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My deepest condolences to the Rice family for the loss of your loved one. May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials” comfort your hearts. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
- L Jordan
Sorry for your lost. Mrs. Rice were such a sweet loving lady. Always with a smile. Going and been missing you for years. Love your family. Mr. & Mrs. Larry, Lydia TuckerShumaker, Desaray TuckerShumaker
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We gone miss you Big Mommy love you Babe Rip
- Kesia Sewell
Remembering all the times we have shared running around from our house to yours. You were a second mom to me and will truly be missed. I will always love you Ms. Bit Take your rest sweet angel.
- Felicia Fortson

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