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Frances Pauline (Johnson) Rice

March 1, 1939 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 82)


Frances Pauline Johnson Rice was born March 1, 1939 to the late John Henry Johnson and Gaither Oliver Johnson. On Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 82, Frances earned her wings.

Frances was the first African American sales clerk of JCPenny's.  She was dedicated and committed to her job with much pride and honor.  She was also a member of Welfare Baptist Church.

Frances was a devoted mother and grandmother, who loved and cherished her family dearly.
She will be dearly missed by her son, James "Jamie" Rice; daughter, Michelle Quincella Rice; sisters, Elizabeth (Willie) McDuffie and Johnnie Mae (Andrew) Fant both of Anderson; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Johnson and Nellie Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Quincy Rice; daughter, Allison Gail Rice; brothers, Ulysses Johnson, Lynell Johnson, and Jhue Johnson; and one sister, Mary Ann Johnson.

Public viewing will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in the Ollie Robinson Brown Memorial Chapel of Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home. 

The family is at the home of her son, Jamie Rice, 1109 Southwood Street Anderson, SC 29624.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frances, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program/Obituary for Mrs. Frances P. Rice


Public Viewing
January 24, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.
1212 South Main Street
Anderson, SC 29624

Funeral Service
January 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.
1212 South Main Street
Anderson, SC 29624

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