May 6, 1927 – May 27, 2020
Patricia N. Landress passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28th at the age of 93 in Winder, Georgia. She was born May 6, 1927 in Atlanta, and later moved with her family to Moultrie, Georgia, where she attended Moultrie High School. She was an active swimmer on the swim team and a flutist and won state in flute competition. Pat had a passion for art and attended the University of Georgia at the age of 16 and graduated at age 19 with a BFA degree in Visual Arts. She was a student of Lamar Dodd. After graduating, she went on to teach art at the Atlanta Girls school. She married William Charles Landress and had 4 children- Gale, Laura (Poppy), Chuck and Lucy. Through the years, she sat on the board of the Piedmont Library system and was a well known artist in the community. She went back to the University of Georgia and earned her Masters in Art Education and became a teacher at Winder Barrow High School and later Brenau College. She was not only artist but was an avid tennis player, swimmer, reader and cook. She continued her art and painted everything from water colors, oil and made pottery. She played golf with her husband and enjoyed her times playing with the ladies golf group at the Monroe Country Club. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was adored by her family. She will be so missed. The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Library in Mrs. Landress memory https://prlib.org/more-2/donate-to-the-library/
Inurnment Graveside Service
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
June 22, 2020
It was a joy to know Pat. She was always friendly and helpful. Ernie and I enjoyed some city trips with she and Bill when he served as mayor. I always looked forward to her beautiful Christmas cards with her sketches on them. She was a talented woman and an asset to Winder and will be greatly missed. I will remember your family in my prayers.
June 5, 2020
She was my favorite teacher in high school.. She showed me the joy of art and because of that, I am an artist... She will truly be missed...
June 5, 2020
Chuck, Deborah. And family I am sadden to hear of Pat's passing. I know her presence on Earth will be missed. I am sorry I am not able to travel at this moment to join you in celebrating her life. I am here if you need me. Jim.
May 29, 2020
Sometimes words are insufficient to express how a person touches your life. Mrs. Landress has a beautiful artist's soul and her life was full of love and color. She enriched countless lives by her passion for art. She allowed other artists to stretch their wings and explore their own style and creativity and she did it with grace and love. Enjoy painting with GOD'S colors Mrs. Landress! I hope to get more lessons from you when I get there! Until then, rest well Ma'am. ❤
LeAnne (Turner) Akin
May 28, 2020
My thoughts are with you as this talented and lovely lady is fondly remembered. Pat was so gracious in sharing her artistic gift and enriched the lives of many. Her drawings appeared in The Winder News and helped preserve -- through her art -- scenes of some historic structures in the community.
Pat was a dear lady, always smiling and radiating cheerfulness. I am blessed by having known her.
May 28, 2020
Pat touched the lives of many, including myself. She was a true friend, and with the help of Bill, reared a fine family.
Susan Sharpe Dickens
May 28, 2020
Many times while “ Chummie” aka Gail and her family lived way out on Hwy 81, I would go and spend the night. I recall how kind Ms Pat was and always a smile!! Such a talented person as well as “ that Mother “ that participated with my Mother and other Moms making sure our classes had picnics, educational trips and school parties. Thank you for your selflessness and Rest In Peace dear lady!!!