July 23, 1948 – November 1, 2019
LEXINGTON – Patricia (Pat) Sears went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was the wife of Jim Sears. They were blessed with 53 wonderful years of marriage, a loving family, and great friends.
Pat was born on July 23, 1948 in Columbia, SC. She was the daughter of the late Ira and Margaret Sowell. Pat graduated from Dreher High School and went on to raise two beautiful daughters.
She was a long time member of Lexington Baptist Church, Lexington Woman’s Club, The Red Hat Society, and she was a loving wife and mother. Her passion though, was her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, who she loved unconditionally and without exemption. They were the light of her life, and it showed with every word and action.
Pat is survived by her husband, Jim Sears; children, Angie Lewis (son-in-law Todd), and Stephanie Wingard (son-in-law Bryan); grandchildren, Michael Lewis (Ashley Lewis), Natalie Lewis, Cody Wingard, and Kailyn Wingard; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Burns, Kaylee Burns and Macey Lewis; and brother, John Bernard Sowell.
Visitation will be at Lexington Baptist Church, 308 E. Main St., Lexington, SC 29072 at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. in the church chapel. Interment to follow at Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.
American Red Cross
2751 Bull Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
- Visitation one hour prior to the service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
November 7, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Pat’s home going! She and I shared so many good times in our kindergarten class! Pat always added the calm to our class and the children loved her!! She was such a good friend to me and we shared many laughs together as we loved on all the children. We will be praying for Jim and all the family during these difficult days. Heaven has gained a wonderful lady! Don and Mary
November 4, 2019
We loved Pat and we will miss her. We will be praying for you and your family during this most difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please contact us.
Linda and Larry Triplett
November 3, 2019
Mr. Jim, Stephanie, Angie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Pat was a blessing to all. She was always so proud of you both (as she should be). I pray for your comfort during this difficult time. Just know that she will always be watching over you with that beautiful smile.
Love, Tiffany Coleman
November 3, 2019
Jim, Angie, Stephanie and family,
We are so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. All the times we had together will be forever in our hearts. Prayers for you all🙏🏻
Charles & Shirley Ray
November 2, 2019
Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim if you need us ,if we can do anything to help you, please do not hesitate to call us.
May God be near to each of you in the days ahead.