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Celebrating the life of

Barbara Riggs Wise

Passed away on April 02, 2024

Barbara Riggs Wise

Barbara Claire Wise, née Riggs, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at her home in Savannah, Georgia.  Born in Claxton, Georgia on Christmas Day, 1946, to the late Loren Alexander Riggs and Claire Smith Riggs, she was a skilled executive assistant, aspiring writer, and, in her spare time, an avid reader.  She was preceded in death by her husband William Ray Wise and her siblings Tommy Riggs, Jimmy Riggs, and Charles Riggs.

Barbara is survived by her sister Lori Riggs Jenkins; sons Rand Wise and Jason Wise; daughter-in-law Deb Wise; grandson Ben Wise; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.  

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7th, from 2 to 4 PM, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, Hodgson Chapel.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbara’s name to the Savannah chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (        




Aunt B I love you and miss you already!!

- Amy Riggs Ray, Glennville, GA

Heartfelt sympathy for you Jason and your whole family

- Marie and Tim Burke , Savannah, GA

I love and miss you Aunt Barbara!

- Lisa Riggs, Vidalia, Georgia

So sad to hear of aunt Barbara’s passing. I’ll always remember the fun game nights and vacations our families took together to Disney and Ghost town theme parks. Aunt Barb will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers.

- Michelle Ruiz Pupa, Forest hill, Maryland

Jason, our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

- Sandra Kynerd, SAVANNAH, GA

We were so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. We send our love and sympathy to all of the family.

- Jackie & Larry Fall, Savannah, GA

Dear Jason & Randy, I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Barbara passed. Mom and Dad had to move in with me and sell the house on San Anton last year. I think of all of you a lot and Mom and Dad reminisce about the days they used to play canasta! Uncle Ray used to sneak me extra hush puppies when we'd all go to Williams Seafood together. All of my memories of all of you are so happy. I hope the best for you both and again my sympathies on your loss.

- Shannon Hillis (daughter of Ashley & Anita), Gainesville, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel