Alpha Grice, 86, passed away August 5, 2019, in Gladewater, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Jayton. Pastor, Jake Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in the Jayton Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. The family welcomes visitors Friday, August 9 from 6 to 7 pm at Weathersbee- Ray Funeral Home in Rotan.
Born to this earth on August 17, 1932, Alpha Mae (Fuqua) Grice entered heaven’s gates on August 5, 2019.
Alpha was welcomed home by her husband, Nolan Grice, daughter, Barbara Grice, grandson, Rodney Grice, and, great-grandchildren, Debbie and Tuffy Grice. Also, there to meet her were her brothers, Andy and Macy Fuqua, parents, A.N. (Bub) and Fannie Mae Howell Fuqua, a special friend, Mac McNeely, and a host of friends.
“Nanny” loved her family, friends, dancing and cooking. She never met a stranger that was a stranger very long. She found a connection with everyone she met.
Those left to carry on are her sons, Brian Grice and wife, Amanda of Gladewater, Bobby Grice and wife, Luann of Snyder, and Roger Grice of Forgan, Oklahoma. Alpha is also survived by 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 12 great grandchildren and one on the way, and a special friend, Jim Johnston.
The family expresses deep gratitude to Elite Home Health and Heart 2 Heart Hospice both of Longview, for their support. In lieu of flowers, donations made to either of these organizations is encouraged.