National Funeral Home & National Memorial Park

7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA


"Miss Pat" Patricia Bray

September 22, 1936August 4, 2019

Patricia Bray “Miss Pat” 82, of Gainesville, Virginia passed away on August 4, 2019; surrounded by her loving family. She is predeceased by her parents Wilmer and Gladys Bray; brother Buster Bray (surviving wife Mary Ann), and sisters: Marie Ford and Wilma England. Patricia is survived by her daughters: Catherine Reynolds, Karen Taylor (Wayne), and Patricia C. Bray. Patricia leaves behind grandchildren: Charles B. Deering, Joseph R. Deering, Caitlyn N. Harris (Devon) Nikole R. Taylor, and Matthew B. Taylor, great-granddaughter: Aubree N. Deering, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of “Miss Pat’s” Life will be held on August 24th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Gainesville Dance Center, 13575 Wellington Center Circle Gainesville, Virginia 20155. Miss Pat had a true passion for dance and will be deeply missed. If you would like to send flowers please have them delivered to National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway Falls Church, Virginia 22043, by 10AM on August 9, 2019 or to the Gainesville Dance Center on August 24, 2019 by 10am. In lieu of flowers, you can also make donations to Children's Hospital Foundation.


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"Miss Pat" Patricia Bray

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Toni Grimm

August 16, 2019

Memories are the best.

Lois Evans

August 16, 2019

My inspiration! As I enter my 50’s my bucket list holds “to perform just one more time” it is because of you I believe this is possible. 💜 love Lois “Baby Face”

Scarlett Cressel

August 8, 2019

Words can't begin to express how heartbroken I am over this loss. Miss Pat was one of the most truly gentle and kind people anyone would ever hope to encounter. She loved and was loved by so many people. I just cant put it into words; I will so miss her !

Deb Fearson Keener

August 6, 2019

My heart goes out to Miss Pat's loving family. I looked up to Miss Pat when I was one of her first ballet students in the basement on Stuart St in the 1950s. I adored her as a beloved teacher for 10 years. She remained in my heart as one those people that touch you in your early years and remain there forever.