Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA


Patricia Marie Milstead

March 17, 1944July 27, 2020

Patricia “Pat” Marie (Berry) Milstead, 76, of Harrisonburg, VA was born in Washington, DC on March 17, 1944, the seventh of ten children of the late Ray E. Berry, Sr. and Ethel Berry. She went to be with the Lord on July 27, 2020, surrounded by family in Franklin, WV after a long fought battle with kidney disease.

She married Guy Nevitt Milstead, Jr. on February 24, 1961; he preceded her in death on March 18, 2012, after 51 years of marriage. Her favorite saying was, “And they said it wouldn’t last!” She loved Bluegrass, gospel and country music and loved swing dancing back in the day.

She is survived by two sons, Guy Nevitt Milstead, III (Kathy Lockard) and Eugene Barry Milstead (Jamie); four daughters, Mary Ann Milstead, Shirley Jane Pratt (Alvin “Buzz”), Cindy Lou Gainer (Ernest “Tater”), Lessie Monroe Ritchie (Timothy); four brothers, Ray E. “Sonny” Berry, Jr., Rollin Berry (Lisa), Michael Berry (Sarah), Thomas Berry (Ruby Cogle); one sister, Lou Ella Kaskey (Mark); four sisters-in-law, Martha K. Heath, Patricia A. Greenburg, Emma Jane Coons (Max) and Bette Berry. She was blessed with 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Jimmy Ray Perry.

She was also preceded in death by her step son, Joe Naylor; three sisters, Ethel Jaimedes, Mildred Simpson and Lois Cook; one brother, John Berry; and one infant great granddaughter, Cynthia Rose Milstead.

A celebration of her life will be held at Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren in Cherry Grove, VA on August 15, 2020 at 2 pm, burial will follow.

Lindsey Funeral Homes in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.


15 August

A Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Mt. Zion Church of the Brethren

10589 Mt. Zion Road
Linville, Virginia 22834


Patricia Marie Milstead

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Annette Osorio

August 8, 2020

My condolences to the family. Knew the family many years ago. Was friends with Pats daughter Mary. God bless, sorry for your lost.

Cheryl Morris

August 2, 2020

Too the family of Ms Milstead! Ms Cindy if this is the 1 who knows me Im sorry for Ur loss.

Jennifer Wroblewski

July 27, 2020

Your in our thoughts and prayers


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