Ronald "Ronnie" Wayne Rice

June 10, 1954 - February 9, 2021

Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Rice, 66, of Lumberton, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on June 10, 1954, in Beaumont, to Dorothy “Dot” Elaine Young and George Napoleon Rice, Jr. Ronnie was a 1972 French High graduate and spent his years in the grocery business, including owning a few stores of his own. Ronnie, also known as Pawpaw, was the heart of his family. He was a true force to be reckoned with, but if you knew him you loved him.

Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Janelle Jones Rice; children, Carrie Bryant and her husband, W.T., Jr.; Ronnie “Bubba” Rice II; Meagan Adams and her husband, Larrin; and Brandi Miller and her husband, Mike; grandchildren, Ethan, Cade and Evan Bryant, Troy Rice, Karson Guidry, Weston Adams, Matthew and Brandon Bautizta; and special nephew, Ricky Nichols and his wife, Cheryl; and special niece, Christy Webb and her husband, Charles; along with several other special nieces and nephews.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Austin Cole Rice; and cousin like a brother, Robbie Rice.

A gathering of Mr. Rice’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 02/12/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 02/11/2021
  • 7:38 pm

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Terri Phillips

Ronnie was such a wonderful person ❤ Love and prayers to his beautiful family ❤

Becky V Wilson

Janelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ronnie's mom Dot and my mom were long time friends, and Ronnie and my sister and I often played together as young kids. Will keep your family in prayer during this difficult time.

Jennifer Durrett

Sorry we’re not going to make it. Sending our love and prayers! We love y’all!!

Agnes B Vickery

Janelle, I am heartbroken to hear the news about Ronnie. I am living in Conroe now, and three weeks ago, I fell, broke my arm and had to have my entire shoulder replaced. Unfortunately, I am unable to travel or I would certainly be there for you and your family. Will remember you in prayer.

Kurt Schneider

Ronnie we will surely miss you my friend. You made such an impact on so many people in the time we were blessed to share with you. I pray for peace and comfort for your lovely family. Farewell

Bobby Moorman

Prayers for your family sorry i can not make it to the funeral

Debbie Alterman

Ronnie was such a joy! I could sit and listen to him tell his stories all day! No one else could make me laugh as much as he did. I would literally be crying laughing so hard. He will be missed so much. Love and prayers for all the family.

Michael Monday

He was a great man and will be missed by many loved ones. He always gave the best advice to my brothers and I when we were younger.

Joey & Sheila Schoen

Janelle , please know you and your family are in our prayers. I met Ronnie through church, we became friends and it seemed like we had known each other for years, a lot of the same mannerisms, What a wonderful friend and I am humbled to call him my friend!. I will miss him very much , and pray for comfort for you and your family!

Linda Jones

Prayers going out for his family and friends. Ronnie was a good man who will be missed by so many. God please help the family while they are hurting now.

Brandon Alterman

I am so sorry for your loss.

Deborah Bartlett

My deepest sympathies to you and your family