Lezley Leigh Rice
- July 26, 2012
- Narrows, Virginia
of Lezley's Passing
- The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider
Giles County Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 354
Pearisburg, VA 24134
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“Beverly and Robert,
I was on my way out of town when my sister texted me about Lezley. I am so sorry about your terrible heartbreak. Words fail me....Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Daphne Hollie Huffman - Roanoke, VA
“Robert Lee, Beverly and family...I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your precious daughter. You are in my prayers.
2 of 29 | Posted by: Cindy Crawford
“Dear Beverly My heart is very sad for and I pray for you every day. It will take a long time but someday the heartaches will turn to precious ...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Melody Rickman - Bluefield, WV
“Bev I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. So sorry I was unable to come to the service I was out of town when I heard. Just know you are in my...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Perdue - Narrows , VA
“Dear Beverley and Robert,
My heart aches for you, what a terrible and indescribeable loss, your beautiful daughter! I can only imagine the pain...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia Rushmore
“Beverley, my heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your daughter. You are in my prayers that God will comfort you in your loss and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Claudine Cumbee - Pembroke,, VA
“Bev, I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful daughter. I'm here to help in anyway. Love ya...
7 of 29 | Posted by: debbie jennelle - narrows, VA
No words can ease the pain you must have in your heart. Just know that you have friends that are praying that God gives you the strength for...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Sherry Legard - VA
“I am so sorry to hear about Lesley. I know this must be such as difficult time for her the entire family, and I will keep you in my prayers. Since...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Sarah McGlothlin - Narrows, VA
“Beverley and family,
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Remember, God is with you. We are also here to support you in...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Dawn Walker And Elaine Montgomery - VA
“BEVERLY,ROBERT AND ENTIRE FAMILY:
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG IN YOUR TERRIBLE TIME OF SORROW.LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING BUT...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: LYDIA WRIGHT - NARROWS, VA
“Robert, Beverley, and the family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say or do that could take away your pain. ...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sarah Collier - Bristol, VA
“BEV, ROBERT AND FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR THE LOSS OF YOUR DAUGHTER I NEVER DID MEET LEZLEY BUT SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY I COULD NEVER...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: BONNIE CAUDILL - COLLINSVILLE, VA
“I was very sadden to her of Lezley's passing. The last time i talked to Lezley was at one of the reunions a coupe years ago. I will never forget...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Tony Conley - narrows, VA
“Bev, Robert and family, I am so sorry to hear about Lezley. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you comfort during the days ahead. Please...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Cheri Fleeman - Narrows, VA
“I never remember one time that I knew Lezley that she wasn't in a good mood or smiling! Unfortunately, I lost touch over the years with so many that...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Mindy Pitzer Pendergrass - NC
“Dear Bev and Robert
I am so very sorry to hear of Lezley's death. I know you loved her very much. I can only say you all are in my prayers and my...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Donna Beckett - Princeton, WV
“So sorry for your loss. But know she is in a better place. In heaven with our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
18 of 29 | Posted by: Chris Louderback - Saucier, MS
“My sorrow goes out to the family and freinds of Lezley, she was a wonderful person to know, the glow of her smile will be rememberd by all who knew...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Jeff Smith - Rich Creek, VA
“While I worked the drive through at the Celco Fed Credit Union, I became a friend to Lezley. She was a very sweet person to me always which made it...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Palmer - Staffordsville, VA
“I am so sorry to hear of Lezley's passing.I remember her in Little League basketball.She was a little fireball racing around the court.Lezley was...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: RebeccaBlankenship McGinley - VA
“so sorry for your loss praying for your family
22 of 29 | Posted by: Heather Blankenship - Pearisburg, VA
“Beverly and Robert and family, I am sorry for your loss. I can not imagine what you are going through at this time. I will keep all of you in my...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Donna B Bratton - Ripplemead, VA
“When so far away from home these are the things I pray everyday that no one calls to tell me. Lezley and I started out on the basketball court all...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: April Fleeman Vaught - HI
“I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. LEZLEY WAS A GREAT PERSON AND A GREAT FRIEND. SHE WAS A VERY PROUD MOMMY. I THINK 98% OF OUR CONVERSATIONS STARTED OUT WITH...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: STEVE BURR - roanoke, VA - friend
“I am saddened to hear of Lezley's passing. I enjoyed working with her and she was such a pleasure to be around. I loved her spirit and her smile....Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Mellinda Bowles Tabor - Narrows, VA
“Beverly, Robert, family, and Alivia, My heart is saddened at the loss of a sweet, sweet smile. I will miss her hugs as she always had one every time...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Thelma Fleeman - narrows, VA
“I am so very sad at the loss of Lezley. She and I were very good friends as young kids, and played together a lot. As we grew older we grew...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Eirin Conley Kiser - friend
“Bev, Robert, Rodney and Alivia..I can't even fathom what you all are going through right now but know that you are being prayed for and thought of!!!...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Bowles Gautier - Narrows, VA
Lezley Leigh Rice, 37 of Narrows died suddenly Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 21st, 1975 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lezley graduated from Narrows High School in 1993 where she excelled in basketball and volleyball, and was president of the Student Cooperative Association. Lezley was a true animal lover. She never met a cat she didn't like. Her dog, Bell, and her many cats were never far from her side.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Francis and Geraldine Rice; an uncle, Donnie Rice; her beloved Papaw, Alva Blankenship; her great-grandmother, Macie Blankenship, where at her side, Lezley will be laid to rest; and her great aunt, Rissie Hughes, who held a special place in Lezley's life.
Lezley is survived by her parents, Robert and Beverley Rice; her brother, Rodney Rice and wife Lesa; and her grandmother, Lorene Blankenship, all of Narrows; her uncles and aunts, Leonard and Sara Kay Gunter of Radford, Bernard and Mary Blankenship of Narrows, David and Joan Blankenship of Midlothian, Virginia, and Dr. William and Beth Copenhaver of Dayton, Ohio. She was known as "Bubba" to her nephews, Logan and Nathan Rice. She is also survived by cousins Katie Copenhaver, Rachel Blankenship, Carrie Blankenship, Noel, Stephanie and Elizabeth.
Lastly, she is survived by the love of her life, her big surprise, her "Mini-Me," her 15 month old daughter, Alivia Leigh Rice. Lezley was a warm, loving, dedicated mother who marveled at the delight that Alivia brought to her life each day.
The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Sunday, July 29th, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM. A graveside service, at Lezley's request, will be held Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 11 AM at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Giles County Animal Rescue; P.O. Box 354; Pearisburg, Virginia 24134.
The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.