Melvin Rice, Sr.


Melvin Rice Sr., 77, of Pine Bluff passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. He was born June 16, 1935 to the late Caldonia Coleman.

Survivors include his children; Melvin Rice Jr., DeCarlo Rice, Tyrone Rice, Melchesadeck Rice, Derrick Rice, Demistius Burks, Grinarda Tatum, Capri Rice, Tina Culclager, Catrease Dixson, Rosie Rice and Mary Rice. Step-children; Louis Cobbs, Stacy Cobbs, Tequila Reed and Tameka Reed. Sisters; Shirley Mott, Angela Graves, Debra Grundy and Doris Graves, Brothers; Leotis Parker, Jerthro Parker, Andrew Parker, Howard Graves and Meredith Graves, 62 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and two Great-Great Grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30 , 2012 at First Trinity COGIC.

Burial will be in Cypress Memorial Gardens by Christian Way Funeral Home.

Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will be at 2006 West 9th Street.