MARY JO “JODI” RICE
WEAVERVILLE – Mary Jo “Jodi” Rice, age 73, of Weaverville passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Jodi was born April 11, 1943 in Jefferson County, KY to the late James T. Hill, Jr. and Bessie Ball Hill. She had been a resident of Weaverville since 1969 when she was honorably discharged from the US Army. Jodi worked as a nurse for many years both in the hospital and nursing homes. She was co-owner of R & R Wrecker Service, loved spending time at the lake, riding the Blue Ridge Parkway, and being with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Butch Rice; daughters, Sherri Angel and husband Jeff of Woodfin, Deborah Martin and fiancé James Dawson of Troy, VA; sons, Paul Martin, Jr. and Jenifer of Hood, VA, Ernie Rice of Marion; sisters, Lydia Clark and husband John of Marshall, Kathy Knapp of Asheville; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Reverend Clark Henderson officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
A special "thank you" to sister-in-law, Carolyn Rice and the staff on 6 North, at the St. Joseph campus.
At other times, the family will be at the residence.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Jodi’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Memorial Park
Saturday December 31st, 2016
40 Roberts Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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I was shocked this morning when Dillon told me she'd passed. I've been worried she had for a week because I saw Butch heading towards Asheville & she wasn't in the truck with him. I don't think I've seen him without her in the truck more than 2 or 3 times. I saw them days before her passing. I'm so glad I got to hug her & tell her I love her before she passed. I'm going to miss her dearly.
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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Butch, so very sorry for your loss. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Our condolences from the Lunsford and your Waffle House family.
Submitted by Lunsford Family on Dec 31 2016 06:19:20 PM
Butch , I am so sorry for your loss , I know she will be missed by many ,many people. I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face and her waves when she came into the garage with you , my prayers will be with you and your family , I can honestly say that I know what you are going through. Hold on to the memories , I can still remember you telling me how you two met , thinking of you ... FRED
Submitted by Fred at Jason's Auto Care on Dec 31 2016 05:02:46 PM
I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". You can also find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. May our loving God Jehovah give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days ahead.
Submitted by The Rivers Family on Dec 31 2016 08:53:34 AM
Butch and family, Your in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss of Jodi
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