Laquieta J. Rice

Laquieta J. Rice

Laquieta passed away Monday, June 24, 2019 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born January 24, 1934 in Mancelona, the daughter of Harold and Irma (Hough) Fillmore. Laquieta was a hard worker and had raised 7 children on her own. She believed in guardian angels and was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest. Laquieta loved dogs and country western music and having a cold Budweiser with her friends and family. She liked collecting porcelain baby dolls and angels.

Surviving are her children, John, Wyatt, Scott, Paul, Brian, Kelly and Pam; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Fillmore and Ella Stoll; brother, Ronald Fillmore along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and grandson, Matthew.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Laquieta may be made to the American Heart Association.

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  1. Sandra Thorpe Hough says:

    Pam,& Family, Our hearts hurt for all of you. You are all in our Prayers. We Love you.

  2. Bernie and Barb says:

    Kelly, sorry to hear about your mom, you did a great job, may she Rest In Peace.

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