Grandview, TX – Melanie Suzanne Rice died peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on July 10, 2020. She was born on June 30, 1944 in Fort Worth, TX.
Preceded in death by her parents Cecil Wilson and Frances Matthews. She is survived by her husband Michael Rice of Grandview, her sons Matthew Minyard of Fort Worth, Andrew Minyard and wife Rena of Milford, Christopher Gipson and wife Lori of White Settlement, bonus daughter Katherine Osio of Grand Prairie, sisters Fradean French of Fort Worth, Teresa Cates of Pantego, Gloria Wilson of Seymore, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Melanie was a woman of many talents. She earned her Associate Degree in Mental Health. Most of her working life was spent in sales. Her creative and artistic talents blossomed into several business ventures such as Edible Events, Eclectic Rice retail store, and she was widely known for her wonderful cakes and flowers.
A celebration of life will be posted through social media when social gathering restrictions are lifted.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choosing.