Patricia Elaine Thompson

October 14, 1948June 24, 2020

She was born in Jacksonville, FL on October 14, 1948 to Helen and James Thompson Jr. Patricia received her Bachelor’s Degree at University of Florida and her Master’s Degree at University of North Florida in teaching. She was a wonderful and caring teacher impacting many lives during her 30+ years of teaching in Duval Public Schools. She cared about countless people whom she came to know over the years from old childhood friends to her community staff or her Shipt helper.

She was survived by her beloved children Monty (Beth) Melton, Ronald (Cathy) Cave, and Victoria (Robert) Diedrich; grandchildren, Christina (Adam) Roman, Clint (Crystal) Melton, Cody Melton, Brittany Cave, Sebastian Diedrich; great granddaughter Lily Roman; and her cherished cousins. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon at Hardage-Giddens, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, followed by a service and laying to rest at Edgewood Cemetery, 4519 Edgewood Dr., Jacksonville, FL. The family plans to have a memorial gathering at a later date for additional friends and family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


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Sandy Wines

July 1, 2020

Pat, was a wonderful, caring friend and teacher who loved everyone. I will miss you, dear friend.

Martha Hoffstatter

July 1, 2020

Pat was a special lady and touched so many peoples lives! I would never miss her birthday because it was a day after my daughter's and we would bring her flowers until we moved. Once moving back to Mandarin my plan was to go see her and catch up on life. Unfortunately, the virus came along and I was unable to see her. Heaven just received a very special person.
Love you, sweet lady and I will see you again.
Tori, you and your family you are in my prayers during your loss.

Amthony Rich

June 30, 2020

Ms. Pat was a wonderful mentor to me when I first started teaching. We became very good friends. When I left to open a new school, she gave me a book about friendship. It is one of my favorite books. I have always cherished it as I have my friendship with Ms. Pat. Rest in peace my dear friend until we see each other again.

Cindy Stephens

June 29, 2020

Patti was a wonderful and dear friend since meeting in eighth grade. I saw her whenever I was able while visiting Jacksonville. We kept in touch regularly and I talked with her on Monday , June 22, and would not have thought it was to be our last conversation. Although not physically close , we were close in spirit. God bless you, Patti. I will miss you very much. Love, Cindy and David Stephens