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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Weeden Thompson

January 25, 1941November 23, 2019

Patricia Weeden Thompson, Pat, Mom, Grammy to us, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by her family. Devoted Mother to Russell (Ted), Jeffrey, Suzanne, and Kathleen. Beloved Grandmother to Brittney, Ryan, Randall, Elizabeth, Eliana, Avienne, Zoey, and Isabel. She is survived by her loving sisters, Marie and Rosemary, her former spouse and friend, Thomas, daughter in-laws, Rikki and Jennifer, son in-law, Colin, and three great grandchildren, Kensley, Cardin, and Scarlett, and deceased brother, David. Raised in Boonville, NY, she was the second of four children of Vera Palmer Weeden and Walter Willard Weeden. She always lived with her family and children in several cities throughout Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and New York.

While married to Russell and travelling the United States as a military wife, she diligently pursued her education earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1968 from Central Michigan University. As an elementary school teacher in Wappingers Falls School District in NY and Broward County School District in FL she later earned her Masters degree in Education in 1974 from the State University of New York College at New Paltz and earned a Doctorate of Education with a specialty in Computers in 1987 from Nova University. After earning her Doctorate, she worked for American Express in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida designing training programs.

Pat had an incredibly creative mind and was known for designing and creating anything from home décor, children’s toys, woodwork, crocheted blankets and children’s clothes. She was an expert seamstress and encouraged her children to imagine and create and carry on her legacy. Pat was always surrounded by her lifelong feline companions and never had less than 2 cats. She is survived by her beloved kitties, Balou, Sugar Pie, and Honey Bunch. Pat honored family traditions and she loved Christmas and all the joy and family time it brought. She was a skilled pianist and singer and passed on her love of music to her children and grandchildren. But as stark as day is to night, Pat was an expert practical joker to the point that our family lovingly refers to ourselves as the Griswolds. From her childhood as the Snoop Sisters to the elaborate parties driven by themes and games that she planned, Pat loved mischief and fun. Always generous and kind, she gave everything she had to her children. We will carry on your legacy!

A Memorial Service in celebration of Pat’s life and all that she means to us will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Juanita Robbins

December 3, 2019

Pat was a precious friend in Moncks Corner, SC while she lived here. She helped me with many projects! I am so sorry for your loss. Juanita Robbins

Nancy McLemore

December 1, 2019

Jeff and Rikki, I am so sorry for your loss...even when living far away, the loss is felt. I pray many happy memories will be given you over the next several months.

I see your mom is from Jacksonville. We live on the west side and have a couple bedrooms open if you need space in January. Contact me via messenger.

Nancy McLemore

Beverly Buchanan

December 1, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Pat’s passing. She tutored my daughter and I have never met anyone with such compassion in her heart and love for children. She was always so patient and kind. We enjoyed meeting her cats and talking about the raccoons in the back that likes peanut butter ha! We will miss her dearly and cherish the memories we had together.

MARY ANN BORDEN

November 30, 2019

I remember all the times we used to gather in her third floor rec room. We had lots of fun growing up in Boonville.

April Ashley Miller

November 29, 2019

Prayers sent for all of you on the passing of Pat. She was such a wonderful lady and very nice to Rikki's family in NC. May God comfort all of you in the days and weeks ahead.
April (Rikki's older sister)

JOAN ROSS

November 29, 2019

As an Honorary Snoop Sister, an honor I will always value, from the time I met Pat and Rosemary in Evergreen Chapter of Sweet Adelines in Poughkeepsie, NY, until the last time I saw her at Monck's corner, SC, there was never a time when she couldn't make this grownup woman giggle like a kid. The time we were all in Toys R Us and Pat snapped a photo of Rosemary, Lucienne and me ... except that she had the camera facing herself and everyone in the front of the store was in tears at us. I can't find that photo right now but it is in my heart and mind forever.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY