Patricia Little Messick

Passed away on July 2, 2019

Patricia Little Messick, of Cary, NC went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William J. and Jacine H. Little of Albermarle, NC.

Surviving her are her husband, J. Kent Messick and her children, Sherri Sutton and husband Doug of Candler, NC, along with Chris Haire and wife, Maria of Apex, NC. Patricia is also survived by her grandchildren, David (and wife Allysa) Sutton of Greenville, SC; Jonathan Haire of Apex, NC; Michael Sutton of Candler, NC and Elisa Haire of Raleigh, NC. She additionally leaves a surviving brother-in-law, Steve Messick (and wife Jean) of Mooresville, NC and nephew, Will Messick of Raleigh, NC.

Patricia was born and raised in Stanly County, NC and was a graduate of Albemarle High School and Wake Community College. She worked many years as a research technician with NC State University. In retirement, Patricia enjoyed genealogy research, antique restoration and managing a small antique business. She was a faithful member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC and considered many to be part of her extended family.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Tabor Presbyterian Church in Olin, NC and a memorial service at Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either: Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC; Tabor Presbyterian in Olin, NC; or Transitions LifeCare of Wake County.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Messick and her family.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019


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Jo Parks Traywick

July 10, 2019

I grew up in the same neighborhood with Pat and we had so many fun times together as kids. She is a special friend and will be missed.

Becky Mintzer

July 8, 2019

My name is Becky Stoker Duke Mintzer, I would like to express my sympathies to Kent & the family for the loss of their loved one! I will miss Pat all though I didn't graduate with her. I got to know her through Brenda & rest of my classmates & hers. She was a wonderful friend & she treated me just like I had actually went to school with her. She will be sorely missed by all her Classmates from Albemarle Senior High School. She alone with our Classmates who have gone on ahead of us are celebrating her happy arrival & I know we will see them all again one day, especially my husband Jim! Kent, You & your children are in my thoughts & prayers & I understand what all of you are going through, my husband Jim passed away May 30, 2019 & I loss my parents in 2000 & 2004!
Take care, Becky!

GW Stanley

July 5, 2019

Hello Doug, so sorry to here about your moms passing, thinking of you and your family, praying for all the family. God Bless... GW