Danielle Renée Rice, affectionately known as “Nae-Nae” to many was born on October 23 1972
to two proud parents, Richard Allen Rice and Marilyn Mitchell Jefferson.
Danielle attended Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She graduated from North Miami Beach
Senior School in 1992.
During Danielle’s life, she worked several jobs starting with Winn-Dixie Stores and later went on to
be a casual clerk with US Postal Service, for approximately 8 years. She later pursued and earned
her Medical Assistant Certification from Southern Institute in 2002 and became gainfully employed
at Rub Pediatrics where she remained until her untimely demise.
Danielle was a gift from Heaven in human form. She was an Angel who has finally returned home.
In the time God granted us, she chose to spread love, light, and positivity. She blessed the lives of
those she crossed. Danielle had a heart of gold and a love for children. She enjoyed spending time
with her nieces, nephews, and the little cousins of the family. Nae-Nae loved to cook and enjoyed
having family gatherings. You could always count on her to get in the kitchen every holiday and
watch your kids whenever needed. She was truly loved and will be truly missed.
The essence of Danielle Renée Rice’s courageous spirit will forever abide in the hearts of her loving
daughter: Mechelle Trotman, mother: Marilyn Mitchell Jefferson, father: Richard Allen Rice
(Diane); nine brothers: Steven, Darnell, Ahmad (Crystal), Kenneth (Lashanta), Travaris (Mandissa),
Tobias, Richard Rice Jr. (Rebecca), Ronnie Jr., and Kendrick; six sisters: Shavon, Shanequa
(Andrew), Riquia, Kendra (Michael), Shauntavia (Tyrone), and Rachel; grandmother: Alice
Mitchell; seven aunts: Vernell, Ruby, Elizabeth, Pearl (Alexander), Patricia (Johnny), Vivian, and
Dorothea; three uncles: Dave, Guy and Kenneth (Deloris); one God-daughter: Myrical; and a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins and caring relatives and friends.
- Wright and Young Funeral Home
- 12-8:00 PM
Bethel Apostolic Temple
1855 NW 119 Street
- 07/17/2021 at 1:00 PM
- Caballero Rivero Dade Memorial Park
1301 OpaLocka Blvd