Diane Rice Kelly – 11-28-2016

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memorial page for 

Diane Rice Kelly

January 10, 1953
~ November 20, 2016



Monday - November 28, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge
130 Sewaren Ave.
Sewaren, NJ  07077

Monday - November 28, 2016
11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Woodbridge
130 Sewaren Ave.
Sewaren, NJ 07077

Forest Green Park Cemetery
Morganville, NJ 07751

Diane Rice Kelly, 63, Detroit, Michigan, formerly of Perth Amboy, NJ passed away on November 20, 2016 at St. John's Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Diane was born on January 10, 1953 to the late Tarby Rice and Flora Cheatum in Neptune, NJ.  Diane was the eldest of 9 siblings; she attended school in Marlboro Township (Morganville)  where she grew up.

Diane moved to Perth Amboy, NJ in the early 70's with the late EK Grider, where she raised her 3 sons.  For many years Diane worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She loved her work and also loved tending to the needs of others.  Diane enjoyed hosting and cooking family dinners.  She also had an eye for home decorating.  In the last 10 years, Diane relocated to Michigan with her daughter and husband John where she was a house wife.

Diane was predeceased by her husband John Kelly, father Tarby Rice and brother Walter Rice.

Diane leaves her legacy of love for her mother Mrs. Flora Gosha of Matawan, NJ; 3 sons Darnell Rice of Carteret, NJ, Donta Rice of South Plainfield, NJ and Dwayne Kelly of South River, NJ; 1 daughter Jasmine Kelly of Warren, MI; 1 sister Denise Rice of Carteret, NJ; 6 brothers Tarby Rice Jr., Daryl Rice of Perth Amboy, NJ, Gary Rice, Gregory Rice of Keansburg, NJ, Rod Rice of Middletown, NJ and Joel Rice of Freehold, NJ; 3 grandchildren Donta Rice Jr., Daneisha Rice and Darnell Rice Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.



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