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Mattie Mae (Burton) Rice

September 20, 1929 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Mattie Rice Obituary

 Mattie Mae Rice, born on September 20th, 1929, to Cooper Silas and Flossie Bell "Andrews" Burton. Mattie Mae peacefully departed into the arms of our Lord and Savior on March 17th, 2024. She was a beacon of love and kindness, cherished as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt by all who knew her.  Mattie Mae's unwavering faith and love for her family were evident throughout her life.  She and her late husband William, were  former co-owners of Smith Mortuary, Inc. in Charleston, Arkansas.  For over 65 years, she was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Charleston, where her presence brought joy to many. Her happiest. moments were often spent cradling a baby or a beloved pet, radiating warmth and affection. Mattie Mae is preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, William, her daughter Judi Judkins, and her brother Oscar Burton. She is survived by her daughter Cy Hahn of Tennessee, granddaughter Shannon Robertson and Danny of Tennessee, grandson Matt Judkins and Jamie of Alma, Arkansas, along with great-grandchildren Haden, Maddoux, Kolton, Makayla, McKenna, and Garrett, as well as her great-great-grandchildren Weston, Jack, Ellie, Kayson Matthew.  She leaves behind her sister Emma Walker, sister-in-law Wanda Burton, numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends whose lives were touched by her kindness and grace.  A private family Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23,2024, Garden of Memories Cemetery, Hwy 22 East, Charleston, Arkansas. The family request that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to your choice of charity.  Arrangements under the thoughtful care of River Glenn Cremation and Funeral Services.

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Graveside Service
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM
Garden of Memories
Hwy 22
Charleston, AR 72933


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