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Denise Yvonne Rice

January 28, 1960 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Denise Rice Obituary

Denise Yvonne Rice was born to Victor L. Rice, Sr. and Carrie Mae (Floyd) Rice on January 28, 1960. in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. She was the second of four siblings.

At an early age, Denise attended Calvary First Baptist Church. Eventually as a young teenager, she accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at St. Mark Episcopal Church. She attended and graduated from Foy H. Moody High School- Class of 1978, where she was a member for the women's drill team and basketball team. She loved to dance, sing, was a "fashionista": and had a knack for cornrow hairstyles.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents: mother, Carrie Mae Floyd in 2001 and father, Victor L. Rice, Sr. in 2002. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Deborah L. Rice-Hennigan in 2017.

On Sunday, December 24, 2023, she answered her heavenly: "Call" and leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, La Tanya and Jessica Rice both of Dallas, Texas: one son, Jason Burke- Kavros of Salt Lake City, Utah: two brothers, Victor L. Rice, Jr. (Debra) of Kinston, NC and Larry W. Rice of Huntsville, TX, four granddaughters, Shayla, Mya and Jai'la Rice of Dallas, TX and Noelani of Salt Lake City, UT; two grandsons, Jayden and William of Salt Lake City, UT, two nieces, Rochelle Rice of Washington, DC and Armani Hennigan of Houston, TX, one nephew, Nathan Rice of Washington, DC, she also leaves a host of cousins, family and friends.

Service of Remembrance was held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in La Grange, Texas with Minister Micheal R. Floyd officiating.

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