June 19, 2019
ABERDEEN — Gloria DeFrancisco Rye, 92, died June 17, 2019, at Monroe Regional Hospital. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Aberdeen, with Tim Murphy officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rye was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Louis and Felicia DeFrancisco. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Watkins Rye; and daughter, Sandy Rye. She is survived by her children, Lisa Warnick, Guy Rye and Theresa Johnson; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Baptist Cancer Foundation, Baptist Cancer Center, Attn: Luke Johnson, 345 Baptist Blvd., Columbus, MS 39705 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.