Gloria LaFawn Rice White was born April 19, 1955, to Gordon Thompson and Eula Ruth Clayton Love in Temple, Texas. She united with Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Temple, Texas. She graduated from Temple High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. She worked for Pactiv for six years and for Olive Garden. She was preceded in death by grandparents and sister, Deborah Rice Williams.
Survivors are sons, Ty Rice of Temple, Texas, and Nick Rice of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; daughter, Tamika “Nikki” Rice of Temple; father, Gordon Thompson of Austin; mother, Eula Ruth Love of Copperas Cove; brothers, William Rice and Gordon Thompson Jr. both of Temple; sister, Garlene Rice of Temple; ten grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
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