Died: Sat., Sep. 12, 2020

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Sep. 26, 2020


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 26, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 26, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Rosa B. Wright Rice, the daughter of the late M.D. Chainey and Lillie Belle Gardner Wright was born on July 19, 1933 in Elton, Tennessee.  She departed this life on

Rosa was a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was a 37-year employee at the U.S. Finance Center and Soldier Support Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

Rosa was a former member of Barnes United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rosa was united in holy matrimony to the late Fred D. Rice, Sr. on June 26, 1954. To this union a daughter and son were born.

Rosa was deeply devoted to her children, grandchildren and siblings and  a little bossy  (smile please).

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, John Wright, Penny Wright, Sally Echols and Henry Wright.

Rosa leaves to cherish her memory son, Fred Rice, Jr.; daughter, Valerie White; two grandchildren, Fred Rice, and Jeremy Rice; siblings, Helen Mays, Gladys King, Shirley Shelton, Sandra Wright and David Wright; and a host of other family members and friends.


Humbly Submitted……………….The Family


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Gwynth Nelson (Phillips)
   Posted Thu September 24, 2020
To my Cousins, Valeria and Fred, Jr.
Although I can not be there, I’m praying for you during this difficult time of loosing Aunt Rose. Love y’all!!!

Antoinette Gray
   Posted Fri September 25, 2020
To Valerie and Fred

I love you both missing Aunt Rose who taught me so much within my life time one of the most loving and supported person I was blessed to always be with me everyday of my life I will miss her she will always remain in my heart.

Carl H. Jaynes
   Posted Sat November 07, 2020
Hello, Valarie & Fred,

It is absolutely heartbreaking to learn of the loss of cousin Rosa. You see, I only just found her. My name is Carl Jaynes and I am one of Rosa's cousins from Illinois. I've been looking for her - well, all of you really - since the mid nineteen nineties. I found Rosa after finally locating her aunt, Rosa Love, who passed away in Chicago, in July of 2000. I assume you both knew her. Of course, I'm not certain of that. Some of the family groups seem to have lost touch many, many years ago, though I know they were all close at one time. Rosa Love and your maternal grandfather MD Wright were the children of Henry Wright and Ina Jenkins Wright. Henry was the eldest brother of my g-grandmother Mary. She married William Alonzo Janes and they produced my grandfather Ole Bull Janes. He lived most of his life in Onarga IL. My father was the youngest of his 5 sons. My siblings and I grew up in Streator, IL.

Well, that's how you and I are connected. I would love to talk to you both if you're interested, and hopefully meet some day - when this pesky pandemic has ended. My email address is Please feel free to use it.

My deepest sympathy to you.

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