Ronnie Joe Trice
September 14, 1939 – March 16, 2019
Dr. Ronnie Joe Trice, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home in Anahuac, Texas surrounded by family. He was born in Anson, Texas on September 14, 1939 to Granville and JC Thorn Trice. Following graduation from Hawley High School, he served in the United States Army, after which he went on to earn a Doctorate of Bible Theology from International Bible Institute and Seminary, and a Doctorate of Arts in Religious Education from Cornerstone University.
The oldest of three siblings, he was preceded in death by his parents Granville and JC Trice, and his brother, Kenneth Trice.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Sandy Trice, of 59 years; his daughter, Ronda Stiles and husband, Randall; his son, Mark Trice and wife, Dena; his seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Dr. Trice founded Maranatha Church, now Hillside Church where he served as pastor for 37 years. His ministry reached further than just Mont Belvieu and the surrounding area, he also started several other churches. Ronnie had a deep desire to spread the Gospel and win the lost for Christ. He was an accomplished airplane and helicopter pilot; a skill which helped him preach the Word all over the world. He enjoyed raising, riding, and showing cutting horses. He was a loving husband, grandfather, great grandfather, and a caring friend.
A gathering of friends and family for visitation in respect of Dr. Ronnie Trice will be held on Thursday, March 21st from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hillside Church (formerly Maranatha Church) 12319 Hwy 146 Mont Belvieu, TX. 77535
Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 22nd at 10:00 AM at Hillside Church (formerly Maranatha Church) 12319 Hwy 146 Mont Belvieu, TX. 77535
In his honor, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to missions through Operation BAM (Be A Miracle) of Hillside Church.
- Buck Trice
- Luke Trice
- Chris Kemp
- Aaron Jayne
- Ryan Stiles
- Brandon Cormier
- Rodney Neal, Honorary
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Ronnie Joe Trice
December 19, 2019
Great Grandad, I love you and I will forever miss you. You’re in a good place and I have Mrs. Sandy taken care of.
July 24, 2019
Ronnie you will always be a light in my eyes and so many others as you laid an outstanding impression on me as a young kid you help mold me to be who I am today by saving me and healing me ... You and my Grandfather were both ministers and he is now 93 and going strong he retired at 87 in ministry .... You will be greatly missed here on earth and I will always remember Maranotha Church growing up it helped me so much and I loved that Church ... My God be with you and your family ..... Till we all meet again my friend ....
March 24, 2019
Jimmy Ross and I are so heart broken! I just was informed today! We love you! I thank God for the Holy Ghost memories! Sandy, We hold you in a place of supernatural of honor! Our heartfelt prayers 🙏! Kiss all the family for us! We love you all! Jimmy Ross and Pamela Fregia
James (Prentice) Knight
March 22, 2019
My Pastor, my Spiritual Father, my Mentor and friend. Words fail me to express the love, honor & respect that I have for him and also, for his wonderful family. I learned about "excellence in Ministry" long before my wife & I attended Rhema Bible Training Center. Though we are Rhema Grads ('89), through his love & guidance and example of his faith, we followed God to start a church in Utah. We are still going strong and proud to say that we , our family, and our Church and Congregation are all "fruit" of his & Pastor Sandy's ministry and life! While I know and rejoice that he is with the Lord...I also know he "is not with us now, on this side". It is bittersweet. He is ( not "was", for I know he just "moved") one of the finest men I ever knew, in Godliness, in Wisdom, and in unfeigned love of the brethren. We are so, so blessed to have had him in our lives!
Pastor James (Prentice) & Becky Knight
Great Harvest Family Church, Salt lake City, Utah
March 22, 2019
Pastors Ronnie & Sandy -
I am a life that was Changed! What a difference you made!
I'm so grateful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I was living a depressed & lonely life -even though I was married. I was invited & brought to Maranatha by my friend, Lois.
Pastor Ronnie led me to Jesus- I was saved in May 1981. I was amazed at how the people loved, praised & worshiped! I loved God with all of me!
I was radically changed - in love with Jesus! *I was healed & got pregnant in December 1981- (I was married 6 years & unable to do so) Today, I have 5 children, 9 grandchildren! I was 25 yrs. old then. I'm so grateful...
Lois would bring me to church Sunday morning. I would stay for Sunday am, pm services, Tuesday Ladies Bible Study & bring me home after Wednesday night service. A married couple(Wes & Susan) let me stay at their home for about 6 months to accommodate the situation.
I was also given a wonderful baby shower- They loved & prayed & saturated me with the Word of God! I am Blessed of the Blessed!
During a rough time - Sister Sandy gave me a Word of Encouragement - Still blesses me through & through... it's really who I am now! :
"Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice!" (17 Times!) No matter what ----REJOICE!
I still am loving, praising, living & REJOICING Jesus to this day! Saved for 38 years! I appreciate the time & love poured into my life through your lives!
You are my heroes! The concentrated fullness of the love of God!
What a foundation! Thank you for giving me Jesus!
I honor you - I am only one of the multitude you have touched!
Your life continues to encourage us to press to the mark of the high calling!
Again - I am a life that was Changed! What a difference you made!
I Thank God for you!
Rejoice! No Matter What! Rejoicing!
Laura Putnam Tanner (Lolly)
March 21, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out for Br. Ronnie's entire
family. He performed our marriage ceremony on January 12, 1980, in Old River-Winfree.
Sandy came as well, along with family and friends. He did a good job, as we are working on 40 years together. The angels in Heaven are rejoicing, even with the tears we are shedding.
Dan & Johnnie Heflin Melton
March 21, 2019
To the trice family, Sorry for your loss, greatly missed, he was a great solider in the Lord.
Rena and Roosevelt Tyler
Lakewood Church Traffic Security and Prayer Partner
Lillian Swick Mcgary
March 21, 2019
As we grieve the loss of a beloved Pastor and friend, I know that Pastor Ronnie is rejoicing in his new heavenly home. All the teaching and faith encouraging words he taught us for years is now his reality. My prayers are now for the family as you go through this process of grief. May you each experience the peace that passes our human understanding knowing one day you will be with Padtor again. Love, Lil McGary
March 18, 2019
My deepest condolences go out to the Trice family. I remember when I first started coming to church, i had just moved to the Dayton area and was looking for a church to attend. I drove by and saw the church and thought to myself ... what an odd shape...it intrigued me enough to attend service one Sunday and when I came in it was like God picked it personally for me. Pastor had a calm understanding way he led us through the sermon. I knew then this church was for me. He will be truly missed but envied because I know he is with our God and what better way to celebrate a life than with Him.