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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Prayers and thoughts go out to the family Jody will be missed
Submitted by Lisa and David Metcalf on Dec 28 2016 09:00:40 PM
I am so sorry for your loss Sherri. Prayers for you and your family.
Submitted by Glenda Sanderson on Dec 28 2016 08:52:54 PM
Sherri and family, so sorry for you loss at this time. praying for you all. love Sandra and Steve Young
Submitted by s young on Dec 28 2016 08:17:28 PM
Sherri and family im so sorry for your loss if I can do anything please let me know love u
Submitted by Teresa fox on Dec 28 2016 08:13:33 PM
I love you aunt jodi, and you will be surely missed...
Submitted by J.J Rice on Dec 28 2016 08:13:32 PM
My mom , my life , my best friend , thank u for everything u did in my life , u can rest now mom .....
Submitted by Ernie rice on Dec 28 2016 08:01:52 PM
A very sweet lady. She will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.
Submitted by Janeen Burrell OKelly on Dec 28 2016 07:53:17 PM
Sorry about the passing of your mom Sherri. Prayers for you and your family.
Submitted by Bob, Pat, Timothy Penland on Dec 28 2016 07:45:39 PM
Thoughts & prayers for the family she was such a sweet lady she will be missed by many.
Submitted by Sterlin & Martha Haynie on Dec 28 2016 07:39:40 PM
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