Earlean Rice

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Earline Rice came into this world on October 13, 1937, in Union, South Carolina. She moved to Columbus when she was 5 years old. She went to East High School and graduated from Nationwide Beauty Academy.

Earlean was a well-known Hair Stylist and Manager for 35 years. She also preached prison ministry in 10 states and 11 Federal prisons. Earlean was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for 20 years and a Elder of Rock of Faith Baptist Church until the Lord called her home.

She was a devoted mother, godmother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Earline was preceded in death by her mother, Earlene Jeter; brothers, Andy, Major, Barth, June, Jeter; sisters, Willie Mae Harris, Molinda Davis, Kathline Jeter; children, Stanley Jeter, Maverick Foster, Noreen Wright.

She is survived by, sister, Adelaide White; children, Jill Jeter, Kelly Coles; goddaughter, Jamaila Parker; grandchildren, Arron, Adam Jeter, Destiny, Shaquille Collins; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; special friend, James Rice.

Earline met no strangers and was loved by everyone she crossed paths with and she loved the Lord Jesus Christ.
Visitation 2:00 PM and Memorial Service 3:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refugee Rd. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. LIVINGSTON AVE.

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  1. To Kelly her children an Ms Earleans grand babies. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was like a mom to me growing up. God b less an keep the entire family as you mourn this precious lady.

  2. I am incredibly saddened to hear of her passing. I have so many fond memories of “Ms. Earlean” from my childhood at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Please accept my Prayers and Sympathy on behalf of my family.
    Deaconess Fay Bostic, Traci & Staci Bostic.

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