Sue Ellen Rice

Sue Ellen Rice, 80, of Callahan, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, FL.  She was born February 25, 1940 in Flovilla, GA to the late Ernest and Lucy Vickers Smith.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Callahan, FL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Henderson Rice; three sisters, Frances Ann Smith, Virginia Walker, and Georgia Dodd; and a brother, Robert Smith.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Kenneth Rice and Karen (Don) Brydon; grandchildren, A.J. Rice, Erin Rice, and Megan Johnson; two sisters, Pat Chambers and Peggy Wolfe; and a brother, Larry Smith.

The family received friends Tuesday, October 20 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 21 in the Chapel of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home with Justin Chambers officiating.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Hilliard.

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Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.

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