Marilyn Dianne Davis Rice

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, January 23, 2014

Marilyn Dianne Davis Rice, 57, passed away Jan. 20, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla.

She was a lifetime resident of Century, Fla., and a charter member of Faith Bible Baptist Church in Century.

Those who preceded her in death include her beloved husband, James L. (Jim) Rice; her godly parents, Willie and Geraldine Davis; grandparents, John and Katie Henderson, Thelma Weaver and a niece, Jeri Dense Davis.

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She had a special love for children and would babysit from her home. She always put others first and would help someone in need. We will miss her and we will never forget her beautiful face.

She is survived by her children, Derek (Casey) Rice and Whitney (Timothy) Dunsford, both of Century, Fla.; grandchildren, Zoey Dunsford, Chandler, Braiden, Mary Grace, Adam, Madison and Cooper Rice; sisters, Jackie (Jason) Thomas of Jay, Fla., and Susan (Daniel) Macks of McKenzie; brothers, Billy (Karen) Davis and Keith Davis, both of Century, Fla.; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.

Marilyn was a loving mother, wonderful sister, a great daughter and a caring friend.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, from the Faith Bible Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ricky Dunsford officiating. Burial will follow in Byrneville Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time held Saturday, Jan. 25, from the Faith Bible Baptist Church.
Donations can be made to the Marilyn Rice memorial fund at United Bank in Flomaton.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.