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1974 April 2023

April Lynn Rice Richey

June 7, 1974 — June 1, 2023

April passed away on June 1,2023 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital due to
complications from an infection from cancer.

The following was written by April for her family:

I was born and raised in Jackson, TN where I lived for most of my life. I was a math teacher,
for 25 years and also owned and ran a tutoring center for 12 years.
My biggest treasure was my family.

To my husband and best friend, Thomas Giles Richey-I could not have found a better partner.
You made my life complete. You were the perfect loving, devoted and patient husband. I
will love you forever.

To my parents Hugh A. and Martha Lynn Rice - I was blessed with wonderful parents.
Thank you for the wonderful job you did raising me. I learned so much from your example.
I treasure you for the love and support through the years. Love you both more than I could.
ever show.

To my brother Jeff Rice and sister-in-law Jennifer Rice - I am so proud of you and all you
have accomplished. _You were my little brother, but I looked up to you and admired you. I
always have and always will love you.

To my father-in-law Thomas Richey, sister-in-law Kathy MacDougall and her husband Kirk -
I was welcomed into your family with open arms. I never felt like an "in-law". Instead, I felt
like family from day one. I love you and our precious relationship.

I also leave behind nieces and nephews Austin MacDougall, Duncan MacDougall, Anna
Daugherty, Mclane Daugherty, Nova Rice, Lydia Rice, Darcy Rice, and Charlotte Rice. I am.
also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends, especially Laura Rushing who was
like a second mother and Jennifer Ellis who was like a sister. I also leave behind my loving.
furbabies Buddy and Bella.

I was preceded in death by my mother-in-law Lucy Richey. She was so wonderful to me. I
knew I was loved, and I hope she knew how much I loved her. And last but not least, my
furbabies Flirt, Kisses, Junior, Joey, and Lydia.

I did not fear death. My only regret was no longer being able to be there to help friends.
and family. I love you all.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to a local foster family or animal shelter,
personally support Foster Family Assistance Network in Gallatin, TN.
A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Madison County Church of Christ.  

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, Tennessee 38305

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