Mary "Tiny" (Patterson) RiceAugust 3, 1953 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 63)
Mary “Tiny” Patterson Rice, 63, of Hyde Street, Kannapolis, NC passed away Friday, April 7, at CMC – Mercy Medical Center.
She was born August 3, 1953 in Cabarrus County to the late Edward Lee Patterson and the late Willene Moody Patterson.
Mary attended G.W. Carver High school and was formerly employed by Cannon Mills. She was a member of New Piney Grove Baptist Church where she served in the Women’s Ministry.
Services will be Thursday, April 13 at New Piney Grove Baptist Church; visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 PM with funeral services at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lee Rice; son, Samuel L. Rice, Jr., sister, Brenda Patterson; brothers, Stacy Patterson, Kenneth Patterson, James Patterson and Thomas Patterson.
Those left to cherish fond memories include two daughters, Mary Johnson (Paul) of the home and Karen Miller (Mark) of Kannapolis; five grandchildren, Jermar Harris, Jacques Moody, India Miller, Destiny Moody, Stacy Moody and D.J. Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Kyler Adams, Z’yon Moody, Isabella Moody, Addisyn Collins; sister, Barbara Patterson of Kannapolis; very special friend, Billy Massey of Kannapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.