Mildred Rice Bean

Published 4:05 pm Friday, July 16, 2021

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Mildred Rice Bean, 89, formerly of US 64 E., Advance, and of Somerset Court, Mocksville, died Friday, July 16, 2021, at Davie Nursing and Rehab in Mocksville.

She was born Sept. 12, 1931 in Rowan County to the late Thomas Albert Rice Sr. and Mae Merrell Rice. She was a long-time member of Lexington Church of Christ. She was a talented seamstress and artistically gifted and loved working in her flowers. Her working days including PPG in Lexington, Sears Catalog Sales in Mocksville, and retired from Ketchie Creek Bakery in Mocksville.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Doyle; a son, David; 3 sisters, Sarah Hartley, Lillian Leonard, and Merrell McClannon; and 2 brothers, Wilson Rice and Thomas Rice Jr.

Survivors: a daughter, Cindy Candenquist (Art) of Virginia; a grandson, Jason Bean (Danielle); great-grandchildren, McKenzie and David Bean, all of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, July 23 at Lexington Church of Christ, 1330 Piedmont Drive, Lexington. The family will receive friends in the church following the service.

Memorials: Davie Nursing & Rehab, 498 Madison Road, Mocksvill; or charity of donor’s choice.