Lela Mae (Carter) Rice

October 19, 1935 ~ May 15, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Lela Rice Obituary

Ms. Lela Mae Carter Rice was born October 19, 1935 to the late Alonzo and Rebecca Kinard Carter in Laurens County, South Carolina.

She was a member of Zion Hill Pentecostal Church in Clinton, South Carolina. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Harold Lee Rice; her daughter, Leruth Rice Washington; four grandchildren: James Q. Hunter, Calvin Rice, DeShaun Q Rice,  Melinda Patterson Aduku; three sisters: Minister Marie Carter Moses, Carrie Lee Carter Gary, and Mattie B Carter; and her adopted son, Freddy Gary.

On Monday, May 15, 2023, Ms. Lela Mae Carter Rice departed this life and entered Eternal Rest at the age of eighty-seven.

She leaves to cherish her memories to her sons, Leroy (Brenda) Rice, Larry Rice, Otis Rice of Greenville, South Carolina, Benjamin (Sharon) Rice, and Willie (Virginia) Gary both of Clinton, South Carolina; her daughters, Rebecca Rubio (Thomas) Poole, Revonne (Charles) Harrison of Simpsonville, South Carolina; her brothers, Alonzo Carter Jr. of Clinton, South Carolina, Willie Carter of Greenville, South Carolina; her sisters, Pastor Ruthie (Furman) Pyles of Clinton, South Carolina; her sister by love, Willie Mae Taylor of Greenville, South Carolina; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.


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May 20, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Celebration of Life
May 21, 2023

2:00 PM
Zion Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church
165 Airport Rd.
Clinton, SC 29325

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Interment following funeral service
May 21, 2023

Rosemont Cemetery
807 Willard Road
Clinton, SC 29325

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Pastor Quincy Johnson, officiating

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