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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Pickerell

November 27, 1946August 21, 2019
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November 27, 1946 - August 21, 2019

LAUREL- Patricia Ann Pickerell, age 72, a longtime resident of Laurel, passed away on Wednesday August 21, 2019 after her long brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was the devoted wife of John Pickerell whom she was married to for 25 years and together with for 33 years. Patricia was born and raised in Richmond (Staten Island), NY. She graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1963. She moved with her family for a short period of time to Natick, Mass. Patricia married her first husband Jay McKay in 1966 and together they had 2 children Michelle and Patricia and lived in Delaware for many years.

Patricia worked most of her career working in bookkeeping. Through the years she worked at Century 21 H.T. Brown, Laurel Fuel Oil, and Calico Industries. She also worked as a funeral attendant at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home in Bowie, where she met Keith Sypolt and they had many good time and stories. Patricia was very outgoing and made friends easily with her wonderful sense of humor and kind heart. She enjoyed cleaning, cooking, baking, sewing, and doing puzzles. She loved to go crabbing, fishing, bingo, horse racing, rummaging the local thrift stores, working in her yard and gardening for hours.

Patricia was preceded in death by her father George William Reebe in June 1969, her mother Dorothy Reebe Smith in November 2013, her stepfather Donald Francis Smith in February 2013 and her late husband Jay McKay in January 2013. Patricia is survived by her husband John Pickerell and her furry family Tazzy, Bucky and Sophie; her daughter Michelle McKay Pennington and husband Brian of Elkridge, MD ; her daughter Patricia McKay and her fur baby Blaze of Virginia Beach, VA; her sister Barbara Gromek of Daytona Beach Shores, FL and her children: John Gromek and wife Nicole of Waterville, ME and their children and grandchildren, Suzanne Lewis and husband Joe of Titusville, FL and their children and grandchildren, and Dee Gromek of Titusville, FL and her children and grandchildren; her brother George Reebe and wife Kathy of Millis MA, and their children: Lauren Daniels and husband Nathan of Franklin, MA and their children, Katelyn Hutchinson and her husband Jeff of E. Bridgewater, MA and their children; her brother Ronny Reebe and his wife Mary of Natick, Ma and their son Ronny Reebe Jr. and his wife Zoe of Wakefield, NH; her brother Roy Reebe of Waterville, ME and his daughter: Penelope Reebe of Williams, AZ; and her sister Linda Reebe Aurigema and her husband Andrew of Oak Hill, FL.

A memorial service will be held at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home 16000 Annapolis Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 on Wednesday September 18th 2019 at 11:00am with a Celebration of Life following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: https://www.mdspca.org/give

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Michelle Pennington

September 5, 2019

Mom,
I miss you so much. I find myself wanting to call you every day to see if you needed anything.

Mom were my mother and best friend. We have been through so much together through the years good time and bad. But, we always had fun. No matter what... Taking you to a on a trip, to the casino, bingo, doctor appointment, scan, chemo, and or surgery. We always had a good laugh and story to talk about.

I knew that once my father passed away back in 2013 alone. I promised you to be by your side through everything. You were strongest women I know and beat cancer 4 other times. When we found out the cancer was back for the 5th time in the lung & liver you were ready to fight again. You made it through the high risk liver surgery with your hot doctor. LOL The doctors told us that radiation was a better treatment then the surgery on the lung. Little did we know it was too much for you.

I wish we had more time but, I think you knew your time was coming. You wanted me to stop to take your picture before running in for surgery. That is the photo we selected for you. You were the only person I know that would get dress up for a doctor appointment.

I think it is funny that our last conversation was what color fabric dye Michael's carries. I told you they do not have avocado. I said green, dark green and no avocado. I told you I loved you and will talk to you tomorrow.

Now every time I see the word avocado in the store I tear up and then I start laughing. Because that is what you taught me to be strong and never give up. I love you mom!

Here is a picture from back in 2014 were we lost $600.00 at the Casino and having a blast doing it. We always managed to dress a -like without even talking to each other. You will be missed every day and I know that you are watching over us.......

Patricia Mckay

August 31, 2019

Mom I still cant believe you r gone ! I will miss u till my last breathe and we meet again ! Mom u taught me so much about life ! How to love , respect, morals , values, and to be a hard worker and independent! The only thing u didnt teach me is how to live without u ! It hurts so bad but I know ur soul is free and no more pain or dr appt or scans! Know blazey boy and I miss u always! U sent me a sign the other day and I still get chills when I think about it ! It warms my heart knowing ur in the lord's hands sworing with the Angel's! And thank u for the sign momma ! I be looking for more ! Love u mom and I see you on the other side one day! This pic was u giving me duck lips back ! It brings a smile to my face and is on my night stand and has been even before u left us ! I know that pic was just for me ! And like u I will cherish it and ur memory! Thank u for being my mother ! You're the strongest woman I know my inspiration. Rest in peace my tough cookie my rock!

Renee Amos-Hardy

August 29, 2019

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" Matthew 5:4
I have no magic words to heal your heart, but know that love is not bound by this earth, this body or even death. Love is forever. My deepest condolences in the loss of your sweet mum. I am praying for peace and understanding during this difficult time. God Bless You Patty and family.
Love
Renee' Amos-Hardy

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