Algie James “Sonny” Trice Jr., 81, of Rock Island, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Generations, Rock Island.
Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 25, 2019 at Gaines Chapel AME Church, 311-19th Street East Moline. Rev. Van Flowers will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services. Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd., East Moline, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the family.
Algie James Trice, Jr. was born September 8, 1938 in East Moline; the son of Algie James and Dorothy Nell (Branch) Trice. He worked for John Deere Harvester, East Moline, in his younger years. He later worked in sanitation for the City of East Moline. Algie married Gertrude Gates September 6, 1996 in Rock Island where they made their home. Sonny was famous for his barbecue ribs whom he made for many people. Everywhere Sonny went, he knew people. He enjoyed dancing. Algie was a member of the Masons.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gertrude, Rock Island, children; Jacqueline (Gregory) Temple, Davenport, Ricky Trice, Killeen, Texas, James Bennett (Dionne), Minneapolis, Minnesota, step children; Melvin Morrow, Rock Island, Willie (Patricia) Morrow, Rock Island, Rosie Morrow, Davenport, Deborah Morrow, Rock Island, Bruce (Melissa) Morrow, Davenport, brother; Ronnie (Edna) Trice, sister; Alma Warden, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Walter and Richard Trice, and grandchild, Stephen Trice.
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