Connie Patrick

Jul 30, 2014

1910 — 2014

CANTON — Connie Mae Shook Patrick, 104, of the Dutch Cove community passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home.

A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late James and Martha Massie Shook. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. “Pat” Patrick; an infant son, Charles Elwood Patrick; a son, Ernest “Bub” Patrick and wife, Ruth; and siblings, Elwood and Howard Shook and Daisy Heatherly. Connie was a member of Dutch Cove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and had resided in Silver Bluff Village for the past four years. She excelled at being a homemaker — she loved gardening, especially her roses, baking, fishing and traveling. She was an artist whose work included painting, basketry, needle crafts, ceramics and doll making. For several years she displayed her crafts in the Village of Yesteryear at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh.  She was a member of Haywood County Home Demonstration Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Ernestine Medford and husband, Carroll, of Canton; two sons, James Patrick and wife, Margie, of Rancho Murieta, California, and Ron Patrick, of Rio Rico, Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Scotty Patrick, Jason Miller and Roy Houston officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 986 Country Club Drive, Canton, NC  28716.

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