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Patricia M. May

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Date published: 2/19/2013

Patricia Mitchell May of Midlothian passed away at her home Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.

Pat was predeceased by her parents, Roy Mercer Mitchell and Clara Phillips Mitchell of Ante.

She is survived by her three children, Benjamin Winters May, Lauren Constance Elizabeth May Langston and son-in-law Michael and Joshua William May and daughter-in-law Thelma. Pat is also survived by her former husband and father of her children, Joseph W. May, and his loving family; Patís sister, Judy Mitchell, her husband, Stanford Lee Vassar Jr., and their sons, Mitch Vassar and wife Nora and Greg Vassar and wife Paige; grandnephews Evan, Stanford and Finley Vassar; cousins who were like sisters, Janice Malone Palmer and husband Roger and Marsha Malone Sampson and husband Jim; niece Ashlyn Sampson; nephew Dustyn Sampson; cousins Belinda Mitchell Michaels and Kay Clay Herman, who were especially supportive; uncles and aunts, Jerry and Nell Mitchell, Jimmie and Jean Clay, Milton and Betty Phillips, Jesse and Jackie Phillips, J.P. and Marie Bowen, Ethel Gauldin and Nellie Roberts; and many other loving family members. Pat leaves behind her wonderful and supportive friends, Anne Hamilton and Kaye Blair; and last, but not least, her beloved dog and ever-present companion whom she spoiled rotten, Ziggy.

Pat attended Gunston School in Centreville, Md., Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She spent most of her professional career in sales and marketing and was recognized on numerous occasions for her achievements and accomplishments.

Patís passions in life were her children, her family, her friends, travel and spending time at any beach. Her sparkling eyes and ever-present smile will be missed.

The family will receive friends at Echols Funeral Home in Emporia, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Baptist Church cemetery in Ante.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Virginia, 1700 Bayberry Court, Suite 300, Richmond, Va. 23226.

Condolences may be sent to echolsfuneralhome.com.