Mary Alice Atkinson Rice, 82, of Wewahitchka, Florida passed away on October 16, 2018. Mary was born on August 9, 1936 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Arnold Atkinson and Ilya White.

Mary loved to fish, garden and cook for her family but most of all she loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mary is survived by: five sons: Ronald Rice, Bruce Rice (Brenda), David Rice (Pam), Kevin Rice, and Arnold Rice; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two brothers Chapman Atkinson, and Michael Atkinson; and numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend Jimmy Arnold.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Arnold Atkinson and Ilya White; two sisters: Mabel Miller and Virginia Ruiz; two brothers Edward Atkinson, Charles Atkinson, two sons Fredrick Rice, JR. and Mark Rice and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside were held at Roberts Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday October 19, 2018 in Wewahitchka, Florida with Brother Derrick Gerber officiating.

Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.