Celebrating the life of

Deborah Ann Rice

January 01, 1951 - October 30, 2021

Deborah Ann Rice

Deborah Ann Rice, formerly of Atlanta GA, died Saturday morning October 30, 2021, at Buckingham South under the care of Arcadia Hospice.

She was born in Washington DC, on January 1, 1951, to Richard L Rice and Shirley Mehrens Rice.  Debbie was in the legal profession for 40 years in Atlanta GA.  She was an avid traveler.

Survivors include her mother, Shirley Rice; sister, Susan Rice; brother, Richard C. Rice (Jean); nieces, Jessica Futrell (Bryn), Charlotte Futrell, and Michele Smith (Scott); nephews, John Michael Cunard and Zachary Woods (Jen).

A private funeral service for family will be held in the Catholic Cemetery.

Her family wishes to thank all of the caregivers at Buckingham South and Arcadia Hospice for their wonderful care during her battle with ALS.




Deborah will be so relieved when this world will be filled with happy peaceful people. She saw the worst of humanity, so realized how treacherous mankind really is. The creation reflects the beauty of the designer, Almighty God. Being created in God’s image , Debbie , reflected these loving , kind, qualities everywhere she traveled. When she returns in the resurrection, what a relief to be surrounded by the meek who will inherit the earth. The government that will make this possible is the Kingdom government by Christ Jesus. Isaiah 9:6,7 what a joy for the family to embrace Debbie once again. John 5:28,29. Please be comforted by, “Enjoy Life Forever” . Warm Christian Love, Sandy Wirfs

- Sandy Wirfs, Monroe,, Louisiana

I am saddened to learn of Debbie's recent passing. She was a joy to work with, and I appreciated all she did. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

- Krista Suechting, Atlanta, GA

I am saddened to learn of Debbie’s illness and subsequent passing. Keeping you all in my prayers. Much love, June

- June H Burruss, Savannah, GA

What a wonderful person Debbie was and we were friends for many many years. My whole family thought the world of her. Rest now my sweet dear friend. Until we meet again

- Mark Thweatt, Roswell , GA

Debbie was a dear friend. She was thoughtful and always kind. I will miss her a lot. We worked together at Alston & Bird and remained friends well beyond.

- Eve Phelps, Decatur, GA

Debbie was a good friend and co-worker. She was a wonderful person and loyal friend. I have missed her greatly.


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Private graveside for family and friends