Stella Mae Thompson Barbour Rice, 81, entered eternal rest on May 21, 2021, after a short illness at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Georgia. She professed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt Gilboa Baptist Church. She started out her life on a farm. After marrying she and her 1st husband (Hubert) share-cropped before buying a farm which they owned and operated. Years later, she became a factory worker from which she retired. She lived most of her life in Hart, Barren, and Jefferson County, Kentucky as a loving wife and mother.
After the passing of her 2nd husband (John), she moved to Atlanta, GA in 2019 to spend more time with her two daughters and grandchildren. She was born on September 3, 1939, to Robert and Lenora Thompson in Canmer, Kentucky. She married Hubert Brown Barbour in 1958 and is survived by the children from that union: Brenda Lee Barbour; Stevie Darnell Barbour; Bernice Ann Barbour Allen (Gary)and Billy Joe Barbour (Sharon) along with two lovely grandchildren: Zaynah Allen and Zachary Allen and two step grandchildren: Shaun Agnew and Kedrick Smith. She is also survived by her siblings: Robert Thompson, Jr. (Shirley); Josephine Thompson Crawford; Herman Thompson (Beatrice); Roger Thompson (Barbara); Jerry Thompson (Francine) and many family members and friends. Preceded her in death: Hubert Brown Barbour, 1st husband; Dinah Sue Barbour, daughter; John Rice, 2nd husband; Leroy Thompson, brother; Rachel Thompson, sister; Lula B. Ramsey, sister; and Jimmy Thompson, brother. She was an accomplished seamstress who sewed much of her own wardrobe; she loved doing word puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. She possessed a huge portion of wisdom and quiet strength and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.
"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands." 2 Corinthians 5:1
The family will receive friends 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Brooks Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Gillboa Cemetery.
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