Nelda RicePublished 3:44pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Mrs. Nelda Rice, 59, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Pensacola.
Mrs. Rice was a native of Perdido, a former resident of Century, and has resided in Walnut Hill, for the past 12 years. Mrs. Rice was a member in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Pinebarren Baptist Church.
Her father, Douglas Smith, precedes her in death.
Survivors include her husband, R.C. Rice of Walnut Hill; one son, Timothy Cunningham of Pensacola; one step-son, Robert Charles Rice of Mississippi; two daughters, Wendy (Christopher) Jackson of Pensacola, and April Johnson of Atmore; one step-daughter, Laura Rodriguez of North Carolina; one brother, Tony Smith of Bay Minette; one sister, Corrine Parrack of Bay Minette; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m., at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Harper, Rev. Robert Barrow and Rev. J.P. Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at the Pinebarren Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Peterson, Mickey Peterson, Michael Dermous, Scotty Smith, Eric Smith and Timothy Cunningham. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Jackson and Clifton Dixon.
Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes, LLC, is in charge of all arrangements.