Debra Rice, of Covington, passed away April 11, 2021, at the age of 68. Ms. Rice was devoted to God and enjoyed watching Jimmy Swaggart and Dr. Robert Schuller preach. She was outgoing and made people laugh. Ms. Rice had a big heart and loved animals and kids. She also loved horseback riding and driving cars. Ms. Rice loved to sing and loved country music. One of her favorite pastimes was shopping at Walmart with her best friend Martha and going to eat afterwards. Ms. Rice enjoyed traveling to the mountains, and especially to Helen, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee Jones; and nephew, Drew Johnston.
Her memory will be cherished by her daughter, Bridget Crawford; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Autumn Rice; mother, Audrey Eva Jones; grandchildren and their spouses, Gabriel, Kathleen and Hayden, Tyler; great-grandchild, Alex; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynn and Dennis Hembree, Zena and Denny Horne; brother and sister-in-law, Robert Shane and E.J. Jones; daughter-at-heart, Elissa Cole; and other loving family members.
A Graveside Service for Ms. Rice will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 3:00 P.M., at Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Justin Adams officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to her service at the Chapel of Caldwell and Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, here.
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