Sarah A. Rice was born on February 23, 1942 to the late Edward and the late Sarah Killen in Perry, Georgia. She attended the public schools of Houston County, Georgia. With a desire to further her education, following graduation, she attended the Fort Valley State College (University) and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Although she had her degree in Social Work, she had always talked about her love for teaching. This led her to fulfill the necessary requirements to become an elementary school teacher. She was later employed by the Twiggs County School System where she would devote her life to the education of our youth. She taught her favorite subject of English and others throughout her career and retired after 32 years of service.
At an early age she joined New Hope Baptist Church. As a faithful member, she enjoyed working in the Mission Department until her health impaired her ability to participate as she so desired. She was also a member of the Eve Chapter #735 Order of Eastern Star.
On January 19, 1968, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Robert Rice. This union was blessed with four children who blessed her life with grand and great grandchildren whom she loved and cared for dearly.
Sarah was full of life and loved life. Her health care providers often referred to her as “Sassy”. To care for her was their pleasure. Never a stranger did she meet and when you were in need, she was the loving person who was always willing to give and go beyond when it came to lending a helping hand. During her time here on earth she was truly an angel who was a blessing to all who knew and loved her.
Sarah A. Rice, a devoted mother, granny, sister and friend was ushered into the presence of the Lord on January 19, 2019. Left to cherish her memories and her legacy of love are: children: Reginald Canady, Letitia (Maurice) Releford, Nicole (Willie Jr.) Westbrook , and Robin (Curtis) Thomas; siblings: Edward Killen Jr., and Evelyn Mickels; grandchildren: Brooklyn Barrett, Dyani Mosley, Dalasia Mosley, Jasmine Thomas, Jenesis Thomas, and Maurice Releford Jr.; great grandchildren: Braylen Mann and Chance Mathis; niece: Debra Watkins, nephews: Trevis Killen, Tywan Killen, and Raynard Mickels, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.