Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens
3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA
July 17, 1922 – June 21, 2020
Patricia Sealy, the only child of Virgil and Rosalie Patterson, was born July 17,1922 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She often spoke fondly of Tar box Elementary school and the teachers there that inspired her to be her best. Her parents moved the family to Nashville where she attended high school and enjoyed a happy teenage life with new friends. In her early twenties she became a dental assistant and during a dental checkup she met her lifelong partner, Air Force lieutenant Fred Sealy; they married in 1945 and remained married until his death in 2012.
After a brief period in San Francisco, the couple moved to Atlanta and began raising a family. Pat had 4 sons, Steve, Warren, Phil, and her last one Cliff in 1957. In 1960, Pat convinced her father, a gifted furniture salesman, to start a furniture business with her in Atlanta. As a tough negotiator and natural entrepreneur and with her parents and husband's help, she turned Patterson Furniture into a successful business that lasted almost 70 years. Pat soon decided to continue her education, and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University in 1973, and was accepted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Pat and Fred moved to Roswell and lived 30 years in a beautiful home on the lake, hosted many holiday dinners, and enjoyed family and grandchildren. They had a passion for traveling, and visited many places including: Europe, Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and more. They enjoyed another few years in the luxury retirement community of Park Springs. Patricia will always be remembered as a beautiful woman with a keen sense of humor that she kept until the end of life. She will also be remembered as a devoted wife, scholar, savvy businesswoman, world traveler, and caring mother of 4 sons. She is survived by two of her sons, Phil and Cliff, daughter-in-law, Carol, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
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June 26, 2020
Sorry to hear about your mom passing.
Good to know she's up in Heaven with Fred. May her memory be eternal. John Kotsianas