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Patricia Ann KentJuly 11, 1932 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 85)
Patricia Ann Kent, 85, died peacefully at home in Murrells Inlet, SC on January 2nd, 2018. She was born July 11, 1932 to Alfred and Marguerite F. Kent in Denver, Colorado.
While attending UNC-Chapel Hill she meets and married Hoytt P. Griggs in 1954 who predeceased her in 1969. They are survived by their six children Tom & Linda Horstman, Steve Griggs and Maggie Beddall, Andrew & Cindy Griggs, Neil Griggs, Camille and Rich Headrick, Julia & Roger (deceased) Gower, 14 Grandchildren and spouses and 20 great-grandchildren. Later in life, she married Claude Williams (deceased). She was a parishioner at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Murrells Inlet, SC.
Patricia was a teacher for 40 years retiring in both VA & NC. She had a masters degree in Special Education from the University of Virginia and spent the last 15 years of her career teaching special needs children. In her retirement, she started a small business, Tiny Tot Cakes where she put her creative talents to use creating unique baby shower gifts. Her interests included crossword puzzles, sewing, crafts and painting.
Patricia (Nana) had a huge heart, always looking out for her family and helping where she could, thus improving the lives of many to include family members, students, neighbors and animals. She always insisted that the family do things together from spending Christmas holidays at her home, to a vacation week at the beach, to attending graduations, weddings and baby showers. She loved decorating and celebrating the holidays to include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Nana loved her family.
A time of gathering was held at Pine Forest Memorial Garden’s Chapel in Wake Forest, NC on January 7th at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or a local Humane Society.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919)556-7400