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Mother of NFL great Jerry Rice dies

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago January 01, 2015 Jan 1, 2015 Thursday, January 01 2015 January 01, 2015 6:16 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Eddie B. Rice, the mother of former NFL great Jerry Rice, has died. She was 77.

Rice died at a Jackson hospital on Christmas Day. The cause of death was not released.

Jerry Rice wrote about his mother's death on Twitter, saying "thank u all for the condolences on my mother. Much appreciated."

Emma Randall at West Funeral Home in Starkville says funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Oktoc community of Oktibbeha County.

Mrs. Rice was born in Starkville, one of 16 children. The funeral home obituary says she is survived by three daughters and six sons.

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