Elizabeth Louise (White) Patrick, 77, died April 12 in Fort Myers, Fla. She was born in Bone Cave on Oct. 26, 1937.
Mrs. Patrick was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, and grandmother. Her faith and family meant everything to her, especially her grandchildren. She grew up in Tennessee but moved with her family to Painesville, Ohio in her teenage years and she attended Harvey High School. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s school and sporting events and was always their biggest cheerleader. She loved cooking, crocheting, collecting porcelain dolls, and doing word search and jigsaw puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, and parents, John and Verna (McCoy) White; stepmother, Jewell White; her sister, Faye Carder; and son-in-law, William “Bill” Campbell.
She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Campbell of Painesville, Ohio, Cathy (Jim) Shahan of Cape Coral, Fla., and Cindy (Sean) Bledsoe of Fort Myers; son, Carl (Ronda) Patrick, Jr. of Brunswick, Ohio; her grandchildren, Troy (Lacey) Rains of Cape Coral, Fla., Travis Rains of Cape Coral, Joseph (Heather) Safick of Southern Pines, N.C., Corri Peck of Franklin, Nathan Shahan of Geneva, Ohio, Sarah Patrick of Brunswick, Ohio and Ian Bledsoe of Fort Myers; great-grandchild, Parker Safick of Southern Pines, N.C.; her sister, Carole (Jerry) Meier of Madison, Ohio; and brothers, Arlynn White of Fairfield, Calif., and Larry (Jean) White of Bone Cave.
A memorial service to honor her will be held at High Funeral Home in McMinnville on May 2 at noon. Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m. until noon. Mrs. Patrick was a longtime member of North Hills Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville. Her friend and pastor Michael Harris will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Creek Cemetery in Bone Cave.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 26, 2015