Anthony Wayne Ryce, 45, husband of Lisa Weston Ryce, departed this life on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter. Born January 11, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Pauline Sims Ryce and the late Jorge Ryce II.
Tony received his formal education at Aiken High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. Upon graduation, he connected himself with the United States Army. He later became a truck driver for C. R. England Trucking Company until his health began to fail. He always loved dogs and took great pride in caring for them. Tony also enjoyed making people laugh and always had a joke to tell even when he wasn’t feeling his best.
Tony became affiliated with the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), Dalzell.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories: a devoted and loving wife, Lisa Weston Ryce; his mother, Pauline Ryce of Atlanta, GA; three sons, Javon Weston of the home, Christopher Townsend of Kentucky, Anthony Ryce II of Cincinnati, Ohio; two daughters, Ryan Howard and Jona Ryce of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Jorge (Lady) Ryce of Atlanta, GA; nine aunts and uncles, Vermell (Frank) Simmons and Carol (Eugene) Williams of Sumter, Louise (Calvin) Scott of New York, Thelma (Larry) Dickerson, Ruth (Rev. Henry) Murray, and Barbara Brunson, all of Sumter, Mildred (Anthony) Kincaid of Columbia, William Sims of Sumter, James (Gail) Sims of Brooklyn, N. Y.; a devoted father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Juanita Weston of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Patterson of Petersburg, VA, Pamela Weston of Sumter; two brothers-in-law, Clarence (Tina) Weston of Orangeburg, Randy Weston of Sumter; a step grandmother, Ada Brunson of Sumter; thirteen grandchildren; two special friends, Delbert Gillian of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ansley James of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Wednesday, March 22, 2011 from the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Samuel Sparks, Moderator, Elder Sharon A. McCoy, Clerk of Session, the Rev. Henry J. Murray, Jr. eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Telly Gadson.
The family will receive friends at the home 7 Mickens Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave the home at 1:30 p. m.
Flower bears and Pall bears will be friends and family.
Interment will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.