Verdie Simmons Rice, 90, passed away Thursday, February 18th at the home of her son and daughter-in-law surrounded by her family. She was born June 25th, 1930 in Caswell County to the late Berry Washington and Bertha Minor Simmons. Verdie was a dedicated Christian who was a member of Concord Christian Church, where served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She enjoyed growing things in the garden, working on the farm and then cooking and sharing with others. She was a wonderful mother, sister, grandparent and a friend to all she knew. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, Keith (Carla) Rice; daughter, Gayle Reavis; grandchildren, William Berry Mills, Jessi (Ronnie) Miller; great grandchildren, Gracie Dawn Miller, Waylon Ryan Miller; brother, Brodie Simmons; sisters, Lottie Tate, Mona Busick; sister-in-law like a sister, Wanda Simmons, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William Simmons, Robert Simmons, Elbridge Simmons, Ervin Simmons; sisters, Hattie Smith, Edna Faison and a brother-in-law she loved like a brother Claude W. Tate.
The funeral will be held 2:00 PM Sunday at Concord Christian Church by Rev. Steve Hinton. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Ms. Rice will be available for public viewing 1:00 – 1:45 PM Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to AuthoraCare Hospice, 914 Chapel Hill Rd., Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.