Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


Michael Wayne Rice

December 23, 1955February 10, 2020

Michael Wayne Rice, born in California and resident of Baker, LA, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the age of 64. Michael worked as a welder for many years and enjoyed boating and being on the water. He is survived by his daughters, Dana R. Lambert (Todd), Leslie R. Loiacano (DJ), Stephanie J. Newbury (Randy); grandchildren, Tristan, Colton, Paxton, David, Kennedie, Braxten, Finley, Marshall, and Tessla; sister, Barbara Rice; former wife, Donna Rice. Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Luther S. and Clara Rice; sister, Laurie Rice. A private service to celebrate Michael’s life will be held at a later date. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


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Michael Wayne Rice

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Randall Vicknair

February 14, 2020

Mike and I were on the baseball team together back in High School. I remember running extra laps with him for something we didn't do right! Fond memories thinking back to those days. My condolences to his family and friends. "Crab" Randy Vicknair

Carl Alexis

February 11, 2020

Mike and I were classmates and friends at Leon Godchaux High School in Reserve, LA. I want to offer my deepest condolences to the entire family. I'm praying for your strength and unity.

Carl Alexis
LGHS 74-78

Becky Kilburn

February 11, 2020

To Dana, Leslie, and all of you. My deepest sympathy. Mike was a good friend for many years. Never did I see him, did he not come to give me a hug and ask how I was doing. He always had a smile on his face and if you were down about something he was there to lift you up!
My prayers are with you all.
May he rest in the peace of Christ!

Cheryl Duet

February 11, 2020

My best memory of Mike was the gift of our daughters Dana and Leslie Rice. I’m so thankful for our girls. You will be missed by me, the girls and so many family and friends. RIP Mike