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Gloria DeFrancisco Rye

November 8, 1926 — June 17, 2019

Gloria DeFrancisco Rye, 92, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Monroe Regional Hospital, following a brief illness. The youngest of 13 children, Gloria was born November 8, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Louis and Felicia DeFrancisco. She married Guy Watkins Rye and moved to Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 1962.

Mrs. Rye was a homemaker who loved her family and friends. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking, and playing Bingo. One of her many joys was cooking Italian food for her family. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Aberdeen. Survivors include her children, Lisa Warnick, Guy Rye (Dee), and Theresa Johnson (James), as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Sandy Rye, and grandson Nicholas Herring.

Though Gloria will be greatly missed by her family and friends, the family finds comfort in knowing that she is at peace and no longer struggling to stay with them. She will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile, good heart, and witty spirit.

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Baptist Cancer Foundation
Baptist Cancer Center
345 Baptist Blvd
Columbus, MS 39705
Attn: Luke Johnson

Make Checks payable to:
Baptist Cancer Foundation - Golden Triangle
Account # 4167 - In Memory of Karen Rye

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P. O. Box 50.
Memphis, TN 38101
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