November 6, 1937 - October 30, 2021
Patricia Cole Bass Riner, age 83, of Milledgeville, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville with Rev. Dustin Wilbanks officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 1:00 pm until the service hour. A native of Milledgeville, “Trish” was born November 6, 1937 to the late Wesley Edward “Zeke” Bass and the late Florence Cole Bass. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Wesley Edward Bass, Jr. Patricia was a Peabody High School and a Georgia College Graduate. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and contributor to the Milledgeville Historical Museum. She retired from Baldwin High School and was a Teacher of the Year recipient. She was loved and recognized by her students, who often referred to her as “Mom”. She enjoyed coordinating student trips to Washington, DC, helping to compile Memory Hill history research and conducting dressed in period cemetery tours. She produced “Bicentennial Minutes” with her history students which were broadcast on both local and out of state radio stations and she was later chosen as a “Southern Dialect Coach” for the Flannery O’Connor movie, “The Displaced Person”. She was passionate about her family and gardening. Patricia is survived by her children, Lisa Riner Moses, Shelton Garland Riner (& Jan), and Wesley Bass Riner (& Jill), all of Milledgeville; her grandchildren, Kelly Riner DeJarnett (& Benjamin) of Athens, Meredith Riner Mink (& Sam) of Flowery Branch, Andrew “Drew” Wesley Riner of Atlanta, and Sarah Elizabeth Riner of Milledgeville and her siblings, Elizabeth Bass Rice of Milledgeville, and Margarette Bass Taylor of Macon. The family encourages favorite stories and accolades to be shared during the celebration of her life. They would like to thank Hospice Care Options Caregiving Team, and all those who have reached out. The family has requested that those who wish, make Memorial Contributions to: ARF, Animal Rescue Foundation 711 South Wilkinson Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061.
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