Felecia Yolanda (Davis ) Rice

Born: Wed., Dec. 24, 1958
Died: Thu., Jan. 28, 2021


Visitation

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 05, 2021
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel

11:30 AM to 12:45 PM, Sat., Feb. 06, 2021
Location: Fellowship Baptist Church


Homegoing Celebration

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 06, 2021
Location: Fellowship Baptist Church


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With heartfelt sympathy we announce the passing of Felecia Y. Rice of Gadsden, who transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the age of 62.

Felecia Yolanda Davis Rice graced the earth with her presence on Dec 24,1958. The third daughter born to the late Reverend Willie Gene and Rosie Mae Davis, her gentle spirit was notable, even as a child. She was educated in the Gadsden City School system, graduated from Gadsden High School in 1977, and received an associate degree in telecommunications at Gadsden State Technical College. She married the love of her life, Scottie Lee Rice, in 1977 and began a 43 year journey as a loving and devoted wife and mother.

As the daughter of a pastor, Felecia was no stranger to working in the church. She became a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church under the leadership of her father. After her husband was called to the ministry, she easily transitioned into the graceful and faithful First Lady of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Lincoln, Alabama; and then to the Fellowship Baptist Church, Gadsden, Alabama. To Felecia, being a First Lady was about service. She was the founder and proud member of the Ties That Bind - Golden Praise Dance Ministry, founder and teacher of the Morning Glory Bible Study, head of the Fellowship Women’s Ministry, founder and director of the Willie Gene Davis youth choir. She loved to sing in the choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and found joy and solace in playing the piano. Felecia might best be described as a quiet storm. If asked to speak at a program, she was always so nervous; but, when she was before the audience, she allowed the Holy Spirit to take charge and became a powerhouse for the Lord! She was a decorator and a seamstress; she provided wise counsel and was an encourager. She was a good listener, humble, and noble - a friend to all and loved by all. Felecia was nothing short of a virtuous warrior.

Felecia gained her heavenly wings on January 28, 2021. Her legacy will live on through her loving husband, Pastor Scottie Rice, her four children, Valencia (Lloyd) Scott of Lorton, Virginia, Kimberly (David) Pointer of Gadsden, Alabama, Vanico Scott (Leah) Rice, McCalla, Alabama, and Willvanico (Wendy) Rice of Pelham, Alabama; her grandchildren, Treviell, Cornedra, Lauryn, Summer, David, Tamera, Denzell, Alexander, Austin, and Kaiden, and honorary grandson, Marjayvion; she also loved her great-grandchildren, Cali, Cani, Vaidyn, and Kendryx. She will be forever cherished by her siblings, Craig (Diann) Davis of Columbia, South Carolina, Marcella (Sam) Jones of Gadsden, Alabama, Rev. Darrell (Renita) Davis of Gadsden, Alabama, Theodarsia Kinnice (Kenneth) Baker of Columbia, South Carolina, Willie Gene (Sama) Davis Jr. of Johnston, Iowa,  Delcena Taylor of Gadsden, Alabama, and Ives (Marilyn) Davis of Lincoln, Alabama, and preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Slaughter. This special angel will be sorely missed by her aunts Ruby Byrd of Bradenton, Florida and Helen Clark of Sarasota, Florida, and will forever have a special place in the hearts of her nieces, nephews, cousins, special sister, Ann Davis, and best friends, Betty Kirby, Elsie Cooks, Taylor Mae Dupree, and Dorothy Byers. Additionally, she will be missed by her Fellowship and Pine Grove church families and everyone who had the honor and pleasure of knowing her.

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Jennine Weston
   Posted Sun January 31, 2021
During this time we are praying you can feel the caring and love that is in so many hearts.

Clara Mccluney
   Posted Sun January 31, 2021
We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss, Praying that God will grant you and the family strength.
Our most sincere condolences. Willie & Clara McCluney

Willie and LaTisha Preston
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you all during this time. We pray the cherished memories help give you comfort and peace!!

Respectfully,
Willie and La’Tisha Preston

Kenneth Sullivan
   Posted Mon February 01, 2021
To Rev. Rice, children Velencia, Kim, Scott, and Will; sisters Marcella Jones and Delcena Taylor, and others:

The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die (Psalm 116:15, New Living Translation). My heart goes out to all of you and I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will give you all the strength and peace to carry you throughout the days of your bereavement. I am really going to miss Lady Rice and will always remember what a wonderful person she really was. She was indeed a very good teacher and a devoted woman of God. May God bless you all.

Best regards,
Kenneth Sullivan

Georwana Jefferson
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
I am praying for the Rice family, I am so grateful to have been blessed to have the privilege of knowing such an amazing woman. Much love ❤️

Lynne Bostick Marbry
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
To the Rice and Davis families, I am truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. I have known Felecia for many years, we grew up in the same neighborhood, same street, went to the same school and we were graduates. Felecia will be remembered for all the wonderful things she did, how she helped others and didn't mind listening. Felecia you were a trooper, you will be missed, we loved you but God loves you more. Take your rest. You will not be forgotten

Virginia Jackson
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
I want to offer my sincere Condolences to the Rice and Davis Family. Lifting you up in prayer. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Tiffany Lay
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the Rice Family. May God strengthen and keep you all during this difficult time. Thank you all for sharing this precious jewel with me and the rest of the Fellowship Church family. She will be missed dearly.

Anthony & Deloris Sturdivant
   Posted Tue February 02, 2021
To the Rice and Davis families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Heaven has gained an angel and we pray God will strengthen and comfort you all as only He can.


Anthony & DeLoris Sturdivant & family

Benita Harrell-Jemison and Family
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a godly woman. Felicia is my sister's sister-in-love but I feel like she was mine too. Her sweet, quiet demeanor reflected God. I will miss her! May God bless and comfort the family.

Shameka Allen
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021

A GARDEN PATH was sent by All Nations Church .

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Bishop Jonathon and Co Pastor Nicole Woods and your All Nations Church Family.


Allan Parker
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Allan Parker, Tampa, Florida.

Pastor Rice, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family doing your time of sorrow. May Felecia's memory be a blessing.


Charlie & Audra Sattiewhite & family
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
No words can express our feelings, but our Love for our Pastor & your dear family, Much Love from our hearts, prayers & thoughts from the soul.♥️✨💯😢🙌🏾

Larry and Brenda Hatcher Sr of Bham Al
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the Rice family. May God give you the strength during these difficult times. Prayers are being sent.

Kristin Fiorentino
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021

SWEET AND WARM REMEMBRANCE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by OMS friends and colleagues.

Valencia- We are so very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. With deepest condolences- Your OMS friends and colleagues


Sonya Davis
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
My heart aches to know that Sis Rice is no longer with us. She was a sweet spirited vessel and Queen. I am praying for you the Rice family continually as you prepared to lay your love one to rest.

Thomas & Teresia Moore Hall & Family
   Posted Wed February 03, 2021
“I am very sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I will always remember Felecia’s beautiful smile and humble spirit!!!💐💐💐

Ruby Ditele
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Nzita and Ruby Ditele.

Dear Family. We are deeply sadden over the loss of your loved one. Praying that you find comfort during this time, as God strengthens your hearts with love and peace. May you abide in Philippians 4:7, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Deepest Sympathy, Nzita and Ruby


Vanessa Weatherly
   Posted Thu February 04, 2021
To the Rice and Davis families, I am so sorry for your loss.
May the Lord comfort and console you in this time of sorrow.

Bobby Davis
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by THE ENTIRE DAVIS FAMILY.

FROM ALL YOUR DAVIS FAMILY MEMBERS IN SAGINAW, MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, & MINNESOTA. PEACE AND LOVE


BISHOP BOBBY DAVIS & ENTIRE DAVIS FAMILY
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
TO THE FAMILY OF FELECIA DAVIS RICE; WE SEND OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO PASTOR RICE AND FAMILY. MAY THE GOD OF ISRAEL WITHIN YOU AND THE STRENGTH OF THOSE AROUND YOU BE AN ENCOURGEMENT TO YOU AND OUR FAMILY. ALTHOUGH CANT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME WE ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT. SHE WILL SPIRITUALLY LIVE ON WITHIN OUR HEARTS.

PEACE AND LOVE

Charlie and Annie Miller
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
We are so sorry for the lost of your lovely wife.

Rice Frederick
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Frederick and April Rice..

Frederick and April will truly miss you Auntie. You showed us what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Prayers for the family.


Delba Parker Jones
   Posted Fri February 05, 2021
My condolences to the family,, Felecia' friendship I maintained since graduating in 1977. We did not let distance stop our communication between each other. I will miss my friend, RIP, Felecia.

Samuel R. Jackson
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
My sincere condolences to Pastor Rice, my friend, and his family in this heart-wrenching moment. I am praying for God's continued strength and peace to be with you.

Marche' Talmadge Scott
   Posted Sat February 06, 2021
To the Rice Family
It is with heart felt Sympathy that I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. It is my prayer for you all that the healing hand of Jesus will rest on each of you and all broken hearts will be healed. Those of us that knows our maker is not ignorant pertaining to those who are asleep.This is not a "Goodbye" but a "See ya later" Sis Rice. 💖
Marche' Talmadge Scott

Mrs Tilda Beason
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021
My Deepest Condolences to the Family Praying for You'll🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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