OBITUARY

Patricia A. Miranda

October 8, 1931January 20, 2022
Obituary of Patricia A. Miranda
Patricia A. Miranda passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022 surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 90. A Rosary will be recited Monday, January 24, 2022 6:00-6:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, immediately followed by visitation with the family, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, with burial to follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Pat was born to the late Joseph R. Dickerson and Lulumae C. Czerwinski in Fort Worth, Texas. She and her late husband, Anthony J. Miranda met and married in Fort Worth while he was serving with the U.S. Air Force. Pat was a wonderful wife and mother and is survived by her 7 children, Richard A. Miranda (Denise), John E. Miranda (Pamela), Lee Anne Miranda Cooley (predeceased), Patricia L. Miranda, Michael J. Miranda (Tonie), Thomas A. Miranda (Donna), and Mariclare Miranda (Dean Keisler); grandchildren, Carol Anne Cooley, Ginelle Miranda, Paul Miranda, Leslie Cantelmi (Michael), Andrea Miranda, Kathryn Miranda, Jenna Cooley, John Shows, Michael T. Miranda, Alecia Miranda; great grandson, Carter Pittman; cousins, Frances Blacha and Ric Blacha of Fort Worth, Texas; and her beloved dog, Annie. Affectionately known as Ms. Pat, she volunteered as Wardrobe Mistress for Columbia City Ballet for over 35 years. She worked tirelessly backstage, sewing costumes, helping dancers look their best, quick changes to get the dancers back on stage, and being a mom to so many of the company dancers. Ms. Pat also was the leader at the front desk of the Columbia Conservatory of Dance, owned by her youngest daughter, Mariclare Miranda and William Starrett. She got much joy in sharing her knowledge and experiences with new dance parents and many dancers young and old. She was considered the “heart and soul” of the Columbia Conservatory of Dance and she greatly missed her involvement there when she retired. The family wishes to recognize the loving care provided by the Staff of Retire Ease, most notably LaVon, and the nurses at Amedisys Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia City Ballet Company, 1545 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 or a charity of one’s choice. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com

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Past Services

Monday, January 24, 2022

Rosary

Monday, January 24, 2022

Visitation

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Burial