RODANTHE– Olive Patrick, 92, of Rodanthe, NC, peacefully passed away in herhome surrounded by her family on Monday, March 19, 2018. She was bornand raised in Rodanthe by her parents, the late Fred and BeulahO’Neal. She was one of nine children. Olive was preceded in deathby her twin brother, Oscar; two sisters, Helen and Cynthia; and herbrothers, Fred, Arval, and Jimmy.
Olive and her husband,Jesse “Pat” Patrick (deceased) lived in Norfolk, VA, where they raisedthree children. Upon Pat’s retirement, they moved back toRodanthe. Olive is survived by two daughters, Judith Blue(Mahlon, deceased) of Rodanthe and Amy Midgett (Jamie) of Avon; a son,Alan B. Patrick of Rodanthe; six grandchildren, Colleen Blue (Lance), Mahlon Jesse Blue (Ashley), Meagan Blue (Tyler), Olivia Gray(Karl), Tonya Gray (Gabe) and Jadon Midgett; three great-grandchildren,Karina, Michael, and Mahlon C.; two sisters, Zenovah Hooper and LovieMidgett; two sisters-in-law, Sadie Haislip and Jazania O’Neal; and manynieces and nephews.
Olive was a lifetimemember of Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe. She spent herlife in service to her Lord by making herself available in any capacityshe could to serve Him. She served as Church Treasurer, Sunday Schoolteacher, and she was an active member of the United Methodist Women.She also enjoyed being part of the Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge for over40 years.
She loved being with her family, taking trips with her sisters, and dancing at Old Christmas.
Olive was a classy lady,who always strived to see the beauty in life. A true beautyherself, her joyful attitude was contagious, and her compassion towardsothers was notorious. She will be sorely missed.
A funeral will be heldat 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Fair Haven United MethodistChurch with Rev. Jim Bliss officiating. A graveside committal willfollow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA beginning at 3:00 pm.The family will receive friends and relatives Friday evening from 6p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church. Preceding and following the viewing,the family will also receive visitors at the home of Lovie Midgett (atthe end of Sea Sound Road).
In lieu of flowers,memorial donations may be made to Fair Haven United Methodist Church,PO Box 378, Rodanthe, NC 27968 or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box96011, Washington, DC 20090.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.