Sandra McVey Rice

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(OXFORD) Sandra McVey Rice, 55, of Oxford died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham following a brief illness.

The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Lineville Church of Christ with a memorial service following at noon.

Born June 4, 1966, in Lineville, Sandra traveled around the world with her missionary family while growing up. They eventually returned to Lineville, where she graduated from Lineville High School. Afterward she began building her career in the banking industry in Texas, Florida and Alabama, most recently at Investar Bank in Oxford.

Sandra enjoyed spending time with her beloved husband Tracy, her Weimaraners, being on Lake Wedowee, running, hiking, Auburn University sports and traveling. She loved people and dedicated her life to being kind and compassionate toward everyone she encountered.

She was predeceased by her mother, Linda Gail McVey, and brother, Phillip McVey. She is survived by her husband, Tracy Haynes Rice of Oxford; stepdaughter, Mallory Parks Rice of Birmingham; father, Billy Wayne McVey of Lineville; brother, Ron McVey and his wife Melissa and niece Alexies McVey, all of Kingstree, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Sandra's honor to the Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 217 Country Club Park #432, Birmingham, AL 35213, or online at cff.org/alabama.