Albert A. Rice, Jr. of Elizabeth city, September 14

By on September 15, 2021

Albert Anthony Rice, Jr., age 71, of Elizabeth city, NC died on Tuesday, September 14,  2021 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Baltimore, MD on January 28, 1950 to the late Albert A. Rice, Sr. and Betty Ann McLaughlin Rice, he served his country honorably in the U. S. Navy.  After his military service, he worked as a mechanic until his retirement.

He is survived by two sons,  Albert A. Rice, III and Justin Rice (Ashley); a step-daughter, Dana Hinnant; a step-son, Tim Basnight; a sister, Brenda Ann Stewart, eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by his longtime companion, Betty Basnight.

No service is planned at this time.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the family of Mr. Rice.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at  To plant a tree in honor of Mr. Rice, please visit




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