Funeral for 2nd grader hit by JPS school bus set for Saturday

James Rice Jr.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The funeral for the second grader who died after being hit by a school bus will be held this weekend.

James Rice Jr. will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 19, according to the Jackson Public Schools District.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. at Word and Worship Church located at 6286 Hanging Moss Road in Jackson.

Burial will take place at Autumn Woods Memorial Gardens on West Northside Drive followed by a repast at Johnson Elementary School.

James died last Friday. He was hit by a bus on September 4.

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