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Angela Mae Rice, age 54, passed away July 2, 2020 in Jefferson City, Missouri. She is deeply missed by her daughter, Jessica; son-in-law, Lucas; beloved granddaughter, Kaydence; father, Paul; step-sister, Dana and step-son, Anthony.
Angie was a hairstylist and had a true passion for doing hair and making others feel good about themselves — it was her way of making a difference. Her clients, family and friends would all tell you that her laugh was infectious. You couldn’t hear it and not laugh.
Angie adored being a Nana. She ended every phone call with her granddaughter by saying “woodpecker kisses, butterfly kisses, Eskimo kisses and doggie licks.” If they were together in person, they’d even act them out.
She was good at so many things — notably softball, which she excelled at in her youth — but even she would admit she wasn’t the best cook: her “pickle chili” proved that.
More than anything, Angie was incredibly strong and courageous all of her life. If she were able to write this herself, she’d want to say to let the world make you kinder. Wake up each day with grace, passion, strength, joy and forgiveness in your heart. She’d also like her services to go beyond one day dedicated to her memory. In her honor, she’d expect each and every one of us to be better and do better daily for our friends, families, and neighbors. Her work here is not done.
Private services will be held in her “bucket list places:” the beach and the Smoky Mountains. Her family hopes to leave a little bit of Angie’s sparkle in all of the places that were special to her.
If Angie touched your life, please consider making a donation to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (www.missingkids.org) in honor of her son Paul, who was last seen in 2001 and is loved and missed every single day.