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Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

30 Riverside Highway, Bassett, VA

OBITUARY

Patsy Jean AKRIDGE

August 16, 1954May 25, 2019

Patsy Jean AKRIDGE was born on August 16, 1954 and passed away on May 25, 2019.

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Julia Sheppard

June 3, 2019

Steven and family. It has taken me days to process this. The first time, I ever spoke with your Mom and we were chatting, I found out her birthday was the same as my Dad's. It was an instant connection and has been over the years. I could have never worked with a finer business woman, Christian woman and a woman who cared so much for her family and clients and the passion that she had for each of them. The love of Christ was all over her. She and I would talk about Christ and share so much, she was a go to mentor for sure. She never met my dad, but you would have never known. In the last 3 months of his life, she sent him cards of encouragement, spoke with him on the phone and oh the beautiful flowers for her service was breathtaking. Patsy, your MOM has touched so many lives and leaves us with so many memories but most of all I took in the love that she had not only for me and my family but for so many others. A walking angel, pray partner and so many that I hold dear to my heart. I pray for healing and comforting but I will carry the love and memories in my heart until I meet her again. Love you all
Papa Julia

Wakeya Thompson-Belt

May 30, 2019

Ms. Patsy was a dear friend and mentor to me. I could remember the day we met at the Michelle Obama tour in Washington DC. It was an automatic connection. A warm beautiful spirit. She introduced me to another dear friend Sala. As we departed during the show we remained in contact with each other. She would constantly encourage and motivate me to press on to my fullest potential. I truly admired her grace, intelligence and positive personality. Ms. Patsy shared a wonderful experience with me when she toured Asia. The pictures were immaculate. I will truly miss her and the daily devotionals she would regularly send me along with the minute with Maxwell videos. Words can't express how much her kindness meant to me. One of my favorite devotionals she sent me stated A strong woman knows she has enough strength for her journey, but a praying woman knows it's in her journey, where she'll gain her strength. Lastly, I received a message from Ms. Patsy a few months ago and it really helped me to press beyond measures. She wrote " We were created on purpose for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in our hearts that is real. The world is waiting for us to wake up to the person we are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that's causing us to play small. Let's focus our minds on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move us forward. Let's tap into our creativity and determination and stay busy. Life is on our side. The challenges that we face are only tests. No tests, no testimonies! Cry if you must. Let's pray as if everything depends upon God and work as if everything depends upon us. Get up and keep moving! We have GREATNESS within us". Thank you so much for everything Ms. Patsy. You will truly be missed. We will continue to make you smile. With Deepest Sympathy, Forever our Guardian Angel.

Wakeya Thompson-Belt

CARL LAFERNEY

May 28, 2019

My deepest sympathies on your loss. Patsy was undoubtedly "one-of-a-kind" and I had the pleasure of working with her on numerous occasions down through the years when quoting business. Patsy was the consummate business professional who asked intelligent and piercing questions while always being fair and cordial. I remember one occasion a few years back as she described her graduation from LU - she was so proud of that accomplishment even though she certainly did not need a diploma to validate her success from a career perspective.

I will pray for the peace of God's strength and comfort during this most difficult time.