Janet Branch Rice, 83, loving mother

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Janet Branch Rice
Janet Branch Rice

Janet Branch Rice, of Wilmington, died July 4, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 83.

Janet was born May 12, 1932, in Durham. She was the daughter of the late Rev. D.W. and Mamie Branch. She was a loving mother of five and was preceded in death by her daughter, Julia Rice Davis and her son, Julius Stephen Rice.

She is survived by her children, Linda Rice Miller (Don), of Las Vegas, Nevada and Myra Rice-Julin and Roger DeWitt Rice (Wendy), all of Wilmington; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Rosemarie. She was a sister to Dewitt Branch (Naomi) and Erma Branch Stevens (Don).

There will be a graveside service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Wilmington.

Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or flower tributes may be delivered to Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service.

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