Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

56 Northwest Blvd., Newton, NC


Kathleen Evelyn Rice

January 27, 1932February 26, 2020

Kathleen Jarvis Rice, age 88, of Lincolnton passed away, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Lincolnton Rehab Center.

Born in Wake County, NC she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lee and Flossie Eddins Jarvis. She was the last of four siblings. She worked as a CNA for Crowell Hospital and was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton.

Survivors include a son, Damian Michael Rice and three nieces, Sherry Trevino (Ray), Jill Goins (Rick), and Billie Guy (Charles); two great-grandchildren; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lincolnton with Pastor Steve Hines officiating. A private Inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 315 N Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

A special thank you to the entire staff of Lincolnton Rehab Center and Hospice staff of Lincoln County for their tender loving care of Kathleen.


  • Receiving of Friends and Family Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 29, 2020


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Patricia Beard

March 1, 2020

Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. I worked with Kathy at Crowell Hospital. She was a sweet lady and excellent nursing assistant.