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Obituary for SHIRLEY A. RICE
Shirley A. Rice departed this life on January 5, 2011 at the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, Maryland.Shirley was born to the late Ella Johnson and Jack Hurley on January 11, 1924. She attended public schools in Calvert County. She later met the late Herbert L. Rice whom she spent many, many year with. Although she never gave birth to her own, she was a mother to her niece: Linda Jean, nephew: Wilbur and Warren, great-nephew: Cory, other relatives, friends, and most importantly her two step-children: Calvin Rice and the late Leon Rice.Shirley was a domestic worker and traveled from Maryland to Virginia. During the years she attended many churches. She loved to hear the word of God. She was baptized on March 7, 2006 along with her late sister Ollie Chew. Reverend Alice Thompson proudly performed the ceremony at Calvert Memorial Hospital.Shirley enjoyed listening to gospel music (specifically the Silvertones), giving wise advice to others and being with family. She loved keeping her refrigerator full and counting her money. She made sure she knew where her money was before anyone left her sight. Her favorite phrases were "Where's my money" and "Do you need anything honey?" in her soft tone dragging out the "ney" in honey!Shirley is preceded in death b y the love of her life Herbert L. Rice, both parents; Jack Hurley and Ella Johnson. Her three brothers: Jesse Fletcher, Calvin Hurley, and Louis Chew Jr., two sisters: Ollie and Louise Chew, one brother-in-law: Louis Chew, Sr., one sister-in-law: Elnor Fletcher, five nieces: Judy, Minnie, Elaine, Caroline, and Betty, three nephews: Oscar James, Alonzo, and James. She leaves a legacy of love to sixteen nephews; Douglas, Ronald, Alvin, Leonard, Frankie, Estep, Donald, Warren, Arthur, Allen, Carl, Page, Joseph, John, Wilbur, and Tony. Eight nieces; Rosalee, Patricia, Beverly, Linda Jean, Mildred, Ella, Mary, and Barbara Jean. She also leaves memories to cherish to a host of great-nieces, nephews, and friends.
Holland Cemetery, Stinnett Road, Huntingtown, MD
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on January 8, 2011 (map/driving directions)
12:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on January 8, 2011 (map/driving directions)