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Lenora Rice, 80

Sunrise        ~          Sunset

May 15, 1941     ~     June 14, 2021


Lenora Rice was born May 15, 1941, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the second child to the late Thelma Dilworth.

 She attended Scipio A. Jones High School and further her education to become a License Practical Nurse until she retired from the University Hospital at Little Rock.

 She was known for having fun, a beautiful smile, playing Bingo and Pokeno games and staying on the go with her friend, Mrs. Betty Bolden, and yes, yes, yes, …uhmmm, her “Lemon Cakes” she would put her foot in it.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Dilworth. One son, Gregory Bryant of Minneapolis, MN.

 She leaves to cherish her memories: One Sister; Ruthie D. Whitten (Theo), Three sons, Michael R Smith of North Little Rock, AR., Robert L Smith Jr. of Houston, TX., Derrick A. (Dana) Smith of Little Rock, AR. Two daughters, Cynthia D (Daniel) Rankin of North Little Rock, AR., and Sharon D Smith of Little Rock, AR.: 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Lenora’s visitation will be at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2:00pm  at A Natural State Funeral Service.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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1 Comment

  • Tami Dickerson Posted June 22, 2021 1:38 AM

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family. May God give each of you comfort and peace today and always .

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