February 14, 1950 – January 10, 2017
Bernadette Rice, age 66, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Bernadette was born in Downington, PA on Valentine’s Day, 1950, and was the daughter of the late Samuel E. Jarrett, Sr. and Philena F. (Steele) Jarrett. She made her career as a customer service representative with Citibank, retiring after 23 years of dedicated service.
Bernadette adored being with her family and especially looked forward to Christmastime each year. She was an exceptional cook who perfected the art of frying up delicious meals to share. Bernadette loved the beach and fishing, watching snow fall during the winter months, old Westerns, especially Bonanza, watching her favorite television shows and movies. She had a special fondness for animals, especially birds of prey and her pet dogs. A beloved mother, sister and grandmother, Bernadette will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Samuel E. Jarrett, Jr. Bernadette is survived by her children, Gabrielle D. Rice of Douglasville, PA, Henry D. Rice II (April) of Dover and Andrea D. Cox (Seth) of Elkton, MD; siblings, Cynthia Tucker (John) of Roy, WA, Craig Jarrett (Deborah) of Parksburg, PA, Philena Myers (George) of Collegeville, PA and Leslie Gilliam (Clark) of Atglen, PA; and granddaughter, Ava Cox.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday morning, January 16, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Paws for People, P.O. Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714 or by visiting www.PAWSforPeople.org.