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Elizabeth LaVerne Jones Rice

Mrs. Elizabeth LaVerne Jones Rice, 59, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her home.

Born in South Boston, Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Solomon Odell Jones and the late Elsie May Hudson Jones. She was a retired supervisory revenue agent with 25 years of service with the IRS. She was a member of the board at York Technical College, Who’s Who Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Sorority. She was awarded the Albert Gallatin Award in July 2012. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Nell Jones Murray.

Mrs. Rice was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Claude S. Rice Jr.; her sons, Scott Rice and his wife, Denise, of Richburg, S.C. and Matthew Rice and his wife, Jennifer, of Hendersonville, N.C.; her brother, Jeff Jones, of Cluster Springs; her grandson, Hudson Fisher Rice; and her granddaughters, Chloe Jane Rice and Amron Elizabeth Rice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Brooks Funeral Home, 115 Main St, South Boston.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Union Christian Church in Virgilina. Burial will follow in the Virgilina Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Rice’s name to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28207 or to the Duke Cancer Center Breast Clinic, 20 Duke Medicine Circle, Clinic 22, Durham, N.C. 27710-2000.

Online condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net. and www.brooksfhinc.com.