Rena Jo Brown Rice, 75, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to her eternal home on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Rena was born on September 1, 1944 in Bunkie, LA to Joseph Estease Brown and Anna Grace (Baugh) Brown Burk. She married Freddie Rice on June 2, 2007 in Gainesville, Texas. She worked for Johnson & Johnson for many years. Rena owned and operated Callisburg Grocery, worked for Lake Kiowa and for Bomber Bait in Gainesville. She enjoyed crocheting, needle point and working puzzles. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for her family and friends. She grew and canned her own vegetables. Rena loved her family and her dog Penny.
She is survived by her husband, Freddie Rice; son, Donnie Watson and wife, Vickie; son, Daryl Watson and wife, Tammy; step-daughter, Tammy Gregory and husband, Mark; step-daughter, Tracie Mobbs and husband, Randy; step-daughter, Christi Goldston; brother, Ronny Brown and wife, Paula; sister, Sherri Kay Gandillon and husband, Kris of St. Louis; grandchildren, Ben, Allisha, Stephanie, Cody, Danny, Christi, Charli, Chase, Caleb, Brittni, and Thomas; as well as numerous great-grandchildren.
Rena was preceded in death by her daughter, Jolene Watson, grandson, Joshua Castillo and her parents.
Graveside services honoring Rena will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Texas, officiated by Bro. Hollis Parsons. A time of visitation will be held beginning at 9:30 AM on Monday at the cemetery.