Rice, Deborah Yvonne, age 59, lost her brave battle with cancer on Saturday, May 26. Yvonne was a compassionate, loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She was a God fearing person who spoke peacefully of her anticipated reunion with her mother in heaven, whom she cared for the last 10 years of her life. She was a dog lover who raised and cared for many throughout her life, and they were all very special to her. Yvonne will be remembered for her love of family and friends, the strength she exhibited during the trying years of her mother’s illness, and the impact she made on people due in large part to her pureness and ability to put others before herself. She was a special person.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Adkins and Robert Plaskett. She is survived by her son, Robert Rice (Bri); grandchildren, Owen and Luke; brother, Robert Plaskett Jr. (Micheline); nieces, Riley Kohler (Mike) and Bobbie Jo Plaskett (Caitlyn). She is also survived by her loving and caring cousin Janet Dunnavent and loving, caring friends Dan, Cathe and Hayden Shuber, Jim and Drew Hazelgrove and Anita Evans.
Yvonne’s family would like to express a sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all of the family and friends who gave of their time and love to help care for Yvonne through the final weeks of her life. Yvonne was not one to ask for much from anyone, but she did convey her desire to be at home when she died. That could only take place with 24/7 care that was made possible because of the wonderful people that spent their time with her when she needed them.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7PM on Thursday, June 7 at Affinity Funeral Home, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy., Richmond, VA 23294. A funeral service will held at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 7046 Cold Harbor Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111 on Saturday, June 9 at 12:00. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of Robert and Micheline Plaskett following the service.