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  Ms. Patricia "Pat" Puryear 

Our Heavenly Father summoned Ms. Patricia "Pat" Puryear to her rest on Saturday, April 22, 2006, after a brief illness. She was born on June 8, 1954, to Mr. Thomas L. Puryear and Mrs. Lena Jarrett Puryear. She grew up in East Bend, where she attended Forbush High School and went on to further her education at Winslam Business College. Ms. Puryear worked for Lucia Corp. for 18 years and was a lifelong member of Benbow Chapel AME Zion Church in East Bend, where she was a member of the choir, the Steward Board and a former member of the Trustee Board. She leaves to cherish her memory a loving son, Thomas Nolan Puryear; her beloved parents, Thomas "Pete" and Lena Puryear; a devoted brother, Thomas Gary (Mary) Puryear; an aunt, Mrs. Minnie J. Ervin (Jakay); an uncle, Mr. George Washington Glenn; three nieces, Dayna (Kevin) Wade, Carmen Puryear and Katrina Gray; two great-nieces, Aisa Jackson and Ananda Jackson; and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Benbow Chapel AME Zion Church in East Bend, with Pastor Beverly McMillan officiating and the Rev. William Puryear as eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family visitation will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the church. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the ninth floor of Forsyth Medical Center for their endless care and giving. The family would like to also extend a special thanks to her nurse, Jill Murray, and Dr. Susan Hines for their special care.

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