Celebrating the life of

Marie "Gail" Rice

September 26, 1958 - May 16, 2021


Marie “Gail” Rice of Savannah, Georgia died at the age of 62 on Sunday May 16th, 2021.

Gail was born and raised in Savannah where she met her husband of 41 years, Donald Joseph Rice. She was a loving wife and stay at home mother. She will always be remembered for her big heart, being so outgoing, always helping others, always having the ability to be strong no matter the circumstances, and her amazing sweet tea!

Her parents Mary and Frank Stafford along with her uncle - William F Carmichael of Savannah proceeded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Rice and her two children, Christopher Rice, and Christina Wiggins - along with her daughter-in- law, Heather Rice, son-in-law, Nicholas Wiggins; granddaughter, Adalynn Wiggins and her two brothers, Frankie and Randy Stafford.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday May 19th 2021 from 5-7pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.



❤️my goodness, the words…… there just are none to describe what a wonderful friend and angel Gail was. My prayers are with all of you for comfort in the coming days❤️

- NadIa Leonard , Gulf Breeze , Florida

Always sweet, always cooked for me, always supported me and talked to me like family especially through hard times. You will be dearly missed ❤️ A beautiful person.

- Christina Vintilescu, Tampa, FL

Love and prayers for the family. Gail was a strong woman who loved God and her family.

- Maida, Spring Hill, FL

May my condolences bring you comfort & may my prayers ease the pain of this terrible loss. We all pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memories. Words can’t express how saddened we ALL are to hear of the loss of Mama Gail. May the memory of Mama Gail bring you comfort & peace. Today & always, may loving memories bring you strength. My heart is with you & Nick & Adalynn & Papa Don & everyone else for that matter in your time of sorrow. Wishing y'all nothing but the best during this unfortunate time. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. --Always with love, Mikey ❤

- Michael Deal, Savannah, Georgia

I sure will miss you bud.

- Eileen Paterson , Oshawa , ON

I was so saddened to hear of the loss of this beautiful woman. Such a loving spirit and a strong pillar for her family. I pray that the Lord blesses your family with peace and loving memories of her for a very long time. Her influence is so very obvious in your lives and I know it will be greatly missed. There are no real words that I can use to help any of you find any comfort right now but just know that you are all loved and you are being prayed for by many. Much love to all of you.

- Fred Wiggins, Savannah, Georgia

I’m so sorry.

- Tonya Meushaw, Savannah, Ga

Dear Donnie,you and your family are continuously in my prayers and thoughts. Although our busy lives have kept us from being around each other over the years,I have always thought of you and Gail as my long time dear friends. That will never change. I pray you find the strength you need. Love,Shirley

- Shirley Barnes Green, Rincon , Ga

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Donnie and the entire family.

- Pam Lowery Clark, Conyers, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

I am still shaken. And the funny thing is, I only laid eyes on her once during a video chat. We spent a lot of time together online playing a stupid game, but her presence was felt. The love, the sharing, the strong spirit was always there. She will be missed. May the Good Lord rest her soul.

- Linda (Sunny), Brooklyn, NY

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel