Margaret Rice

Margaret L. Rice


Margaret Lanford Rice (Sweetie), passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Quitman County Nursing Home in Marks, MS. The family will receive friends Monday, April 21, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at First Baptist Church of Sumner. Funeral services will begin at 3:00pm Monday. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery all under the direction of Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunmer, MS since 1936 and taught The Florence Hall Sunday School Class for 22 years. She was a member and past president of The Plantation Garden Club and accredited flower show judge. She was a member of the Rosannah Waters Chapter of National Society Daughters of American Revolution.

She was pre-deceased by her husband Thomas Irwin Rice, Jr. She is survived by her sister Fredrica Lanford Lake, nieces Shirley Rouse and Fredrica Fester. She is survived by her children, daughters Margaret Rice Keeler (Bo) of Clarksdale, MS; Meadie Rice Williams (Billy Joe) of Sumner, MS.; sons Thomas Irwin Rice, III (Judy) of Ridgeland, MS; Lent Irwin Rice, II (Glenda) of Hernando, MS; grandsons, Brad Keeler, Harper (Beth) Keeler, Lent (Stephanie) Keeler, Mack (Stephanie) Ely, Michael (Shay) Ely, Joe Williams, Tom (Nedra) Rice, Tom M. Rice; granddaughters, Kerry (Wayne) Dickerson, Mary Katherine (Clay) Neely; great, great grandchildren, Will Keeler, John Keeler, Chase Keeler, Cade Keeler, Ashley Ely, Ceciley Williams, Taylor Porter, Kate Neeley, Grace Neeley, Mary Lanford, Bailey Dickerson, Trey Dickerson, Alex Rice, Kate Rice.

In lieu of flowers, the family request you make memorial donations to First Baptist Church ,P.O. Box 145, Sumner, MS 38957 or The Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060.

Funeral Home

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home
314 E 2nd Street Clarksdale, MS 38614
(662) 624-6218

Published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 19, 2014