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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You and your family are in my prayers....May He give you strength and comfort at this time.
Submitted by Michael Randall on Dec 29 2016 05:56:07 PM
Prayers to all that are hurting from this sad loss. May God be with you all & this sweet lady rest in peace
Submitted by Harley Cochran, Roy Jr, Katie, Tubbs, Jackson on Dec 29 2016 05:29:23 PM
I am so sorry for your loss Jodi was a very sweet person.
Submitted by Lance Stewart and family on Dec 29 2016 04:43:40 PM
My condolences to the family at this time of loss. It truly breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love. Be assured that God sees your pain and sorrow. He promises soon to, "swallow up death forever." (Isaiah 25:8) Our hearts will be healed when our precious loved ones are restored to life by means of a future resurrection. (John 5:28,29 ; Acts 24:15) These promises come to us from God, who cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) May these promises bring you comfort and a measure of peace during this difficult time.
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Gary and Caroleen Morton lit a candle on Dec 29 2016 08:33:55 AM
The world lost a precious person when they lost jodi. I will so miss seeing her 2 and 3 times a week and her smiles, her I love you's and her kisses on the cheek. She fought til the end with the dedicated support of her loving husband. Butch,I am so sorry for your loss...
Submitted by Debbie Turner on Dec 29 2016 06:11:37 AM
Butch there are no words that can healor take the pain of a broken heart. It will take time and love from all your family and friends. Jodi will be dearly missed she will always be a very special peraon in my heart.
Love to you and all the family
Submitted by Deborah Morrison on Dec 28 2016 11:04:31 PM
Paul Martin & Jenifer Martin & family lit a candle for Mary Jo "Jodi" Rice
Paul Martin & Jenifer Martin & family lit a candle on Dec 28 2016 10:10:09 PM
Mama we will all miss you greatly your love & happiness you shared when ever we were together also from one vet to another soldier on for you now are a part of a supreme unit one we shall rejoice in our reunion one day in heaven. We love you and miss you Rest In Peace mama & maw-maw
Submitted by Paul Martin & Jenifer Martin, Kirt, Sami, Lilee, Lucas on Dec 28 2016 10:09:02 PM
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