Ann Rice-Persinger
1951 - 2020
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Rice-Persinger, Ann 11/24/1951 - 7/20/2020 Tampa It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ann Rice – Persinger on July 20th of 2020 at Advent Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Ann was born November 24th, 1951. She spent her teen years in Reed City, MI where she graduated from Highschool in 1969. Ann was an active member of the debate team and choir, both things of which she loved. After leaving Reed City, she got a job at Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan in 1975. Ann worked hard and moved up from a Field Rep to Union President of Local 2145. Before going to what she called "the dark side" and retired as a Human Resources Rep in 2007. She met the "love of her life" Charlie Persinger in Washington D.C, 1986. On May 29th, 1994 they married in Lake Tahoe, CA. Together they moved to Littlefield, AZ after retirement where they enjoyed many different activities in the desert and traveling across America. Following her husband's death in 2014, Ann moved back to Michigan and was a proud Grand Mother and Mother. She was always doing whatever it took to make sure everyone was taking care of. Ann was known to many as a mother, she was always kind, compassionate and willing to give you a room and meal to eat if you needed one. Her laugh was intoxicating to most, always ready to crack a joke or put a smile on your face with encouraging words. Not to mention she gave the warmest hugs in the room. Ann finally found love again with Kim Williams in Tampa, FL 2017. She enjoyed many things which she has never seen with Kim in Florida. Ann lived with Kim during the time of her passing. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time due to the states restrictions. She is survived by her daughter, Brandi Rice. Significant Other; Kim Williams. Grand Children; Landon Rice, Aria Rice. Sister in Laws; Marlene Addarich, Colleen Rice, Janet Rice, Sue Persinger, Diane Persinger, Judy O'Mera, Sherry (Arnold) Gray. Brother In Laws; Jackie E Persinger (Donna), C Paul Persinger, Mark Rice. Extended Family; Edith Perdue (Mom), Mark Taylor (Brother) Andy Perdue (Brother) Gloria (Daughter) and Gaspar (Son) Estrada, Grand Children; Debra (David), Gaspar J, Gabriella, Angelique. Ann was proceeded in death by her husband Charlie B. Persinger, Her Brothers Lenny and George DePrez, her mother and father. Cremations of Greater Tampa Bay performed cremation on July 25th 2020

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
What else is there to say that hasn’t been said about Momma Ann (with out an E) as Charlie would proudly say.. I called her my second Mom for all the reasons mentioned and more...She had a heart that shined like diamonds and it truly showed from inside out.❤She was a rock and a great inspiration for many. You are and will forever be dearly loved & missed Momma Ann..

ALL my love, your second daughter,

Suzie
Susan Lundquist
Daughter
August 11, 2020
The UNION Gang are all running to you with open arms! Oh how they are rejoicing their Ann is with them!
Tina Cadwallader
Friend
August 10, 2020
Ann was a very nice person and she will be missed! My sincere condolences!
Patricia Keys
Coworker
August 9, 2020
A most beautiful and kind person who has touched our lives forever! We love you Ann! Liza, Mia, Katherine and Marlene. May you and George rejoice with the Angel's and our father in heaven.
Liza, Mia, Katherine and Marlene
Family
August 9, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Marlene Addarich
Family
August 8, 2020
Ann Rice - Persinger was a wonderful person, a special and loving Mother to her daughter, (Brandi), a great trade unionist and an awesome friend. She made a difference in this world and cannot be replaced. I will miss Ann and Charlie Persinger forever. May she RIP.
Lana Boldi
Friend
August 8, 2020
Dearest Anne, will ner forget u no matter what. You’ve done your job well
U have pleased our God. I love u Miss Anne.

Joyce bailey
Friend
August 8, 2020
She was so awesome! I remember the last time i seen her when i picked up Lando.. She gave me the biggest hug and told me she was so glad that Brandi and i met, cuz she told me that i was really good for him and i was a great guy for what i do for him... She had the the warmest smile... Gone too soon, great lady!
Bill sargent
Friend
August 8, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
We will all miss your mother as she was a blessing in all our life’s.
We will all be right here by your side.
Lindsey
Friend
August 8, 2020
Ann will always be deeply missed by the Bockheim family. She and Charlie were a like a part of our family and always fun to be around. Even after their move Ann kept in touch with us. We loved her and will miss her.
Melissa Bockheim
Friend
August 8, 2020
Brandi, sending love to you and all of her friends and family. Thank you for sharing your mom with us. I loved her dearly and I’m a better person for having known her. ♥
Veronica Beasley
Friend
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