|Patricia Phillips Marshall|
While Patricia's work accomplishments and service to the people of the state will long be remembered her greatest attribution was her unconditional love. She lived her life extending support to those in need, and would set aside her own well-being serving others. Known as Patty to family and personal friends, she lived her life with an open heart and sacrificed herself continually for others, while remaining silent of her own terrible pain and suffering from an irreversible back injury. Her love for others was boundless. Patty's greatest personal gift was the unconditional love she gave to her husband, Jackson and two step-sons, Dalton and Stuart. She was the perfect soul-mate, best friend and life companion to Jackson, and a loving, attentive and encouraging mother to Dalton and Stuart. Her physical presence in their lives will be sorely missed and they will cherish loving memories of her forever.
Her creativity and talent remains in the beautiful quilts she made and in the home she has left them. A memorial service will be held at Salem Chapel Christian Church in Walnut Cove on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Webb and the Rev. Thomas Murray officiating. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. Patty is survived by her husband Jackson and step-sons, Dalton and Stuart, who she loved and cherished as her own, her dearest mother; Bernice Phillips of North Canton, Ohio who has lost her child and kindred spirit. Phillips family members include brothers; John and wife Randi of Gilbert, AZ, Mark and wife Jeanette of Akron, Ohio, Thomas and wife Elizabeth of Salisbury, NC, Richard and wife Paula of Louisville, Ohio, James and partner Lory of North Canton, Ohio and Frederick Phillips of Canton, Ohio.
She also has surviving nephews and nieces; Thomas Jr., Rachel, Heather, Lauren, Jason and Lindsey and other family across the United States. In the Marshall family, she is survived by Jackson's parents; Jack and Joanne of Walnut Cove, Eric and wife Nancy of Walnut Cove, sister; Jone and husband Michael Eaton of Alexandria, VA and Marilyn and Richard Watkins of Walnut Cove. She is also survived by nephew J. Matt Marshall and nieces; Megan Marshall and Madison Eaton and many cousins across the country. Special mention should be made to all of Patty's closest friends, collectors and colleagues, especially to the members of the 26th NCT Civil War Preservation Society, the North Carolina State University Pipes and Drums, the members of Salem Chapel Christian Church and minister and personal friend; Stephen Webb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Samuel's Bumblebee Blessings Endowment Fund, Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., 308 Green Street, PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302 or to Salem Chapel Christian Church Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1085, Walnut Cove, NC 27052. Online condolences may be offered at www. burroughsfuneralhome.com. Burroughs Funeral Home of Walnut Cove, NC is serving the Marshall family.