Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Patton of Aberdeen

Mary Elizabeth Patton, 74, passed away Tuesday, March 22 at 6:05 pm at her home in Aberdeen, NC, surrounded by her family.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Church on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose room, followed by recessional.

A memorial service also will be held in Lima, Ohio soon. The date is to be determined and will be announced in the Lima News.

Mary was born November 20, 1947 to the late Donna Pebble Colley and Roger Eugene Rader.  Mary had a full life and ventured into many different areas to support herself and her family. She owned a pre-school. She was a realtor. And the last part of her career had her providing home health care to the elderly and working as a nanny. Her heart was to serve others, most especially her family.

She moved to Aberdeen 8 years ago from Lima, Ohio.

Mary is survived by children Kimberly Mims of Aberdeen, Lauren Clapper of Aberdeen, Joey Patton of Lima, Ohio, Darren Patton of Newark, Ohio, as well as eleven grandchildren – Anna, Ashley, Austin, Brooke, Chase, Ella, Ellie, Gavin, Jacob, Josh, and Matthew. She is also survived by her brother Danny Rader, of Sanford, NC, and sister Kathy Rader of Lima, OH.

Flowers to be ordered through Hollyfield Design in Southern Pines.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Grace Church of Southern Pines for the outpouring of love and support during this time.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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