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Sunday, February 16, 2020
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Monday, February 17, 2020
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Jerry Zander Patrick was born June 26th,1943, in Rockingham, NC and peacefully passed away at the age of 76 at the Hospice Haven in Rockingham, NC on February 13th, 2020. He leaves behind a legacy of faith, family, love, and laughter.
Jerry graduated from Rohanen High School, Class of 1961. Following graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Janice, & they shared over 60 years together in love & over 58 years together in marriage. They bought a house & made it a home, raised their two children, & built a beautiful life together as a family of four. His family continued to grow throughout the years & Jerry was blessed with three grandsons, a great-grandson, & two great-granddaughters. Being the patriarch of his family was one of his life’s greatest blessings & he loved them all completely & unconditionally.
Jerry worked at Pee Dee Electric and retired in 2005 after representing his company & serving his community for over 30 years. He was a valued & trusted employee and his work ethic, intelligence, dedication, & attention to detail helped solidify his role & importance within Pee Dee Electric. Over the years his career continued to flourish & advance, but Jerry always remained humble, patient, & friendly. His sense of humor, kindness, listening ear, & willingness to go the extra mile made him stand out among his peers & colleagues. His name was one often recognized & respected throughout town & was always associated with hard work, results, & positivity.
Jerry loved the Lord, loved his church, & loved his family at Pee Dee United Methodist. He was a true example of Christ’s love & could always be found laughing, smiling, singing, & offering words of wisdom, encouragement, or a perfectly timed joke. He was generous, charitable, & philanthropic; always volunteering and participating in various outreach programs & ministries. He was a loyal & faithful member and actively served in as many ways as he could, even holding the position of Sunday School Superintendent, until his passing.
He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander & Elizabeth Patrick.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Sweatt Patrick, of Rockingham; son, Kevin Patrick, of Shallotte, daughter, Tanya Mercer and her husband, Gene, of Hamlet; sister, Patricia Steele and her husband, Mitchell, of Hamlet; three grandchildren, Trey Gathings, of Hamlet, Brett Gathings, of Southern Pines, and Zachary Patrick, of Shallotte; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Gathings, of Hamlet, Lewis Gathings, of Hamlet, & Clara Gathings, of Hamlet.
The family will receive friends & relatives during a Visitation Service at Pee Dee United Methodist Church <101 Second Avenue, Pee Dee, Rockingham, NC 28379> on Sunday, February 16th, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.
A service of remembrance & celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Pee Dee United Methodist Church on Monday, February 17th, starting at 2:00PM. Interment will be held following the funeral at the Eastside Cemetery in Rockingham, NC.
Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham is serving the Patrick family and condolences may be posted online at www.carterfuneral.net.