OBITUARY

Tom Patton & Teresa Ingerson

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William Thomas Patton died on March 16, 2014. He is joined in death by his cherished wife, Teresa Harmon Ingerson. He was born on Sept. 13, 1940 to William Thompson Patton and Martha Wallace Patton in Sinks Grove, West Virginia. Tom was an experienced Navy pilot and decorated war hero. After his military service, he enjoyed a long career as a financial consultant and helped many families throughout Virginia, serving with his business partner and wife, Teresa Ingerson. Everyone who knew Tom also knew his passion for running, memorialized in the many marathons he completed. Tom was a true optimist always viewing the glass as half full, a storyteller, and a breaker of things. He shared his energy and positive outlook on life with his family and many friends whom he loved. Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Sarah Patton of Sinks Grove, WV; his loving sons, Travis Patton and husband Jeffrey Seese of Washington, DC, Russell Ingerson and wife Maria Silva Ingerson of Norfolk; and his daughter, Abbe Ingerson Little and husband Scott of Richmond; and his first wife, Laura Patton of Virginia Beach; as well as aunts, nieces, and cousins around the country. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 20 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 21 at Virginia Heights Baptist Church, 1251 Kempsville Road, Norfolk at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or a charity of your choice. Please share your love and condolences with the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

Teresa Harmon Ingerson died on March 13, 2014. She is joined in death by her cherished husband, William Thomas Patton. She was born on Jan. 27, 1952 to Paul Newell Harmon and Marlene Russ Harmon in Southport, North Carolina. An accomplished artist, Teresa enjoyed many hobbies such as cooking, reading, crafting, gardening and service to her local garden club. Throughout her career as a financial consultant she enjoyed many successes with her husband and business partner, Tom Patton. She was a lover of life, maker of friends, and mourner of broken things. She loved her family, friends, and doggies, and graced those around her with infectious laughter. Teresa was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Abbe Haymaker and husband Wayne of Chesapeake; her sons, Russell Ingerson and wife Maria Silva Ingerson of Norfolk, Travis Patton and husband Jeffrey Seese of Washington, DC; and her daughter, Abbe Ingerson Little and husband Scott of Richmond; as well as uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews around the country. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 20 at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 21 at Virginia Heights Baptist Church, 1251 Kempsville Road, Norfolk at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, or a charity of your choice. Please share your love and condolences with the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Burial Friday, March 21, 2014
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Tom Patton & Teresa Ingerson

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Stephen Gansman

January 3, 2015

I just heard the terrible news about Tom and his wife.
I met Tom in his office when I spent winters in Virginia Beach.
I loved his easy manner and the aura which he had telling me of his flying accomplishments in combat.
He was a true gentleman who loved life and loved helping his clients. I wish his family peace at this trying time.

Pamela Key

April 16, 2014

I was devastated to learn of the death of Tom and Teresa. We received the news only today. Tom first came into my life 12 years ago on my retirement. Upon our first meeting he impressed me with his knowledge and concern for my financial wellbeing. Over the years I grew to like him a lot and more importantly trust in the decisions he made on my behalf. My prayer is that he and Teresa are with the Lord. To the family; may the Lord continue to bless and keep you. God Bless...

April 6, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of this tragedy. Tom and Teresa have been my financial people for many years. I am so sad. Please accept my sympathy. It won't be the same for me
Patricia Curvan-Mose, Beckley WV

Edwin F. Williams

April 2, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Tom and Teresa's passing. It is truly a tragic lost of two very wonderful people. Even though my connection with them started as business, with them as my financial consultants, they have always felt like true friends to me from the first time I met with them in their office, and the many long winded conversations I've had with Tom over the years. I will truly miss them. My prayers go out to all their family, friends, and associates.
Sincerly, Edwin F. & Donna B. Williams

March 31, 2014

We were deeply saddened to hear of your father and stepmother's recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jeff, and your family during this difficult time. We know you will miss them greatly, but you will always have great memories and the strength of your family and friends upon which to draw. Please accept our deepest condolences. Steve Baker, Larry Pulley and Phil Shane on behalf of the entire Mason Accounting Programs Board and your friends at William & Mary.

Betty Wilhelm

March 31, 2014

May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.

Rubin and Annabelle Kravitz

March 30, 2014

Wednesday, March 19,2014

What a shock not to have our favorite neighbors around any more. We used to see Teresa embellishing her flower beds. We would pass Tom running in the neighborhood. Our deepest sympathy goes to Abbe and Russell.

March 25, 2014

Zipper and Becky Robbins send our thoughts and prayers. What a tragic loss.

Sarah Balcom

March 23, 2014

Travis,
Such sad and unexpected news. Our thoughts and prayers are with your and the rest of your family.

Barbara Wallace

March 22, 2014

Travis and Sarah, Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with both of you and the rest of your families.
We have many fond memories of our nephew,Tom. We are happy that both he and Teresa were able to attend the Wallace Family Reunion in July 2013.
May God give you comfort. Love, Aunt June Campbell and Aunt Barbara Wallace