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Jerry Rice

October 6, 1935 — June 21, 2019

Jerry Henderson Rice, 83, of Callahan, FL passed away June 21 in Fernandina Beach, FL following a lengthy illness.  He was born October 6, 1935 in Manor, GA to the late James Curtis Rice, Sr and Edna Henderson Rice.  He proudly served his country in the US Army.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Callahan, FL.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Miller and her husband, Lovelle and a brother, Jimmy Rice.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years:  Sue Ellen Smith Rice; 2-children:  Dr. Kenneth Rice and Karen (Don) Brydon; 5-grandchildren:  A.J. Rice, Erin Rice, Megan Johnson, Krystle Brydon and Jonathan (Stephanie) Brydon; 2-great grandchildren:  Hayes Brydon and Tate Brydon; 4-sisters:  Martha (Jimmy) McLaine, Sue King, Marie (George) Thomas and Margaret (James) Walker; 2-brothers:  Eurith (Lovelle) Rice and Billy (Carolyn) Rice; a sister-in-law:  Katie Rice and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 24 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA from 6-8 PM.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Callahan with Rev. Lynn Hyatt officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Hilliard, FL.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, June 24, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home

526 Oakwood St, Folkston, GA 31537

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am

First Baptist Church of Callahan

, Callahan, FL 32011

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Committal

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm

Oakwood Cemetery

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