Brockport, NY: December 15, 2022 at age 86.
Carol is predeceased by parents Edwin and Mabelle (Donovan) Drake, husband Kenneth Rice and brothers, Alfred and William Drake. She is survived by children Craig (Grace), Christopher (Linda), Kendra (Robert) Greeley, Kerri (Bill) Cybulski. She was the grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 11. She had many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that loved her dearly and was a spiritual mother to many others.
In her life she was an art, piano, music and preschool teacher. She graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Art. She enjoyed playing piano, reading, arts and crafts, studying the Bible and participating in church events.
She was the heart of our family, providing love and support to everyone, keeping connections strong and creating a loving atmosphere where all, even those not part of the family, were welcome. She was known as a true prayer warrior, praying for children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others. You could always count on her to start a prayer chain when needs arose.
Due to the Northeaster storm and the damages sustained to the Christ Community Church in Brockport, NY, the service scheduled for Dec 30th is canceled. Services are still going to be scheduled for New Jersey, in the Spring, at the convenience of the family, where she will be buried at Restland Memorial Park, in East Hanover, NJ with her parents and husband.