OBITUARY

Patricia Rice

June 6, 1947November 19, 2021
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Mrs. Patricia Rice, age 74 of Columbus, Georgia passed away on November 19, 2021. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 10 a.m. at Striffler Hamby Mortuary on Saturday, November 27, 2021; the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Parkhill Cemetery.

Patricia was born on June 6, 1947 to the late Timothy O’Leary and Annie O’Leary (White). Patricia loved serving people and worked as a waitress in Charleston, South Carolina for 35 years. Patricia and her husband Kenneth returned to Columbus in 2012 in retirement. Patricia loved reconnecting with family and high school friends. She cherished her YMCA friends and the lunches with them. Patricia loved doing for others.

Patricia leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Kenneth Rice of Columbus, Georgia; son, James Allen Rice (Marcia) of Donalsonville, Georgia; daughter, Tricia Garner (Craig) of Kingsland, Georgia; grandson, Sabastian Conour of Vincenza, Italy; granddaughter, Zoe Garner of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Irma Courtney (Danny) of Columbus, Georgia; sister, Peggy Farrell (Michael) of McAlester, Oklahoma; cousin, Kathy Hollon (Gary) of Phenix City, Alabama; father-in-law; Herbert Rice of Columbus, Georgia; sister-in-law, Doris Grassi (Gus) of Bossier City, Louisiana and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Valley Rescue Mission, Feeding the Valley, Paws Humane Society or Saint Jude Hospital, because Pat loved feeding folks, loved children, and loved animals.

  • FAMILY

  • Kenneth Rice, Husband
  • James Allen Rice (Marcia), Son
  • Tricia Garner (Craig), Daughter
  • Sabastion Conour, Grandson
  • Zoe Garner, Grand daughter
  • Irma Courtney (Danny), Sister
  • Peggy Farrell (Michael), Sister
  • Kathy Hollon (Gary), Cousin
  • Herbert Rice, Father-in-law
  • Doris Grassi (Gus), Sister in law
  • Patricia leaves also a host of other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation for family and friends

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

Memories

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Elizabeth Binnarr

November 26, 2021

Pat, was and still is (in my heart) one of my oldest and dearest friends. We shared some of the worst times and some of the best. She was an amazing person. Caring, giving, and a true friend.
One of my favorite stories is when we went to the fair together and a Llama fell in love with her. She just couldn't get rid of him. He kept laying his head on her shoulder and giving her this dreamy look. I was laughing so hard I was crying. After we left, we both just couldn't stop laughing. I will miss her so much. My Love go out to Ken, Grandpa, Allen, and Trisha. Love Elizabeth

Linda Whitehead

November 23, 2021

Was so shocked to hear of our dear Pat's passing...will recall our days @ Silver Sneakers and Christmas gatherings sharing stories of her knowledge of all things Charleston, SC. You will be not forgotten.

Janet Turner

November 23, 2021

Pat was such a sweet person, so full of life and with a smile on her face. So enjoyed our shopping trips around the holidays. You certainly will be missed Pat but we'll see you again one day.

BARBARA BEERS

November 21, 2021

I have so many memories of us growing up all the fun we had and all the holidays I had one memory we had just come back to United States into south Carolina she met us for lunch and she blessed my daughter dorothy with a beautiful gift we still have the basket I will miss her smile love you always and forever

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