Joyce Arlene Rice Speed

Joyce Arlene Rice Speed, age 50, of Clarkesville, Ga., went home to be with her Lord and Savior with her loving family by her side on March 11, 2019 and now has sweet wonderful peace. She was born June 1, 1968 the daughter of Rev. Oliver Rice and the late Mary Green Rice.

Along with her father and step mother, Barbara Reed Rice she is survived by her loving husband Jerry Speed of Clarkesville, Ga., one son Phillip Speed of Clarkesville, Ga., one daughter Arizona Speed of Clarkesville, Ga., two sisters Lynn Lovell (Doug) of Clarkesville, Ga., Peggy Brewer (Kenneth) of Franklin, NC., one step sister Vickie Owens (Clay) of Clayton, Ga. one step brother James Reed of Clayton, Ga. also a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

She was a devoted member of New Birth Baptist Church where she loved singing and serving her Lord. She was a loving wife, mother daughter and sister; she enjoyed taking pictures, making crafts, jewelry, going hunting and fishing.

The family will receive friends on March 16, 2019 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at New Birth Baptist Church 200 Hollywood Hills Rd Clarkesville Ga.30523. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm at the Church with Rev. Johnny Truelove and Rev. Mike Wilson officiating. Graveside services will follow at Blue Valley Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Loudermilk officiating.

In lieu of flower’s donations may be made to Beck Funeral Home 898 Hwy 441 South Clayton Ga., 30525 to help with funeral expenses.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at