Wanda Charlotto Godsey Patrick
December 10, 1944 – October 26, 2016
Visitation service for Wanda Charlotto (Godsey) Patrick will be from 1 to 3pm on Monday, October 31, 2016, in the Pecan Room of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
Wanda was born to Jesse Arnold and Anna (Hammond) Godsey on December 10, 1944, in Delta, Kentucky. She passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister Nora Lotte of Winchester KY.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Hubert Patrick Jr of Bryan TX; her son, Walter Stuart Patrick of Sheridan, OR; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Nicole of Sheridan, OR; her half-sister Jean Thurman of Monticello KY, her brothers, Ronnie Harold of Lancaster KY; Rollin Milton of Lancaster KY; Dale Arnold of Walton, KY; Rickey Lynn of Lawrenceburg KY and her sisters, Patricia Flonie of Lancaster KY; Bonnie Joe of Laurel MS; and Jewell Ann of San Antonio TX.
Falling in the middle of ten siblings, she grew up in a coal miner’s/farmer’s family. Her family members were devout Baptists. She started school at Paint Lick, Kentucky and graduated from High School in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Patrick proudly served her country as a Civil Servant with the US Departments of Agriculture, US Army, and Transportation. She served as an Army Community Services Volunteer, American Red Cross Volunteer, and as Treasurer & Vice President of the Non-Commissioned Officers Wife’s Club at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Involved with her son’s activities, she found the time to serve as a Cub Scout Den Mother, as a Boy Scout Troop Leader Assistant and as a Soccer Mom.
She was the epitome of an Army wife. Outgoing, warm and friendly, she could be the life of a social event. When she walked into the room, the room seemed to light up with her presence. Rather than spend her time with hobbies, she preferred to be with people.
Mrs. Patrick was a devout Christian, she and her family attended and were heavily involved with the 52nd Street Chapel at Fort Hood, Texas. She loved to sing. She participated many years with the Frankfurt Military Community Christmas Tree Choir in Germany. She was especially fond of the hymns ‘Love Lifted Me’ and ‘Amazing Grace’.
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Even now, I still find myself still walking into her room at home expecting her to be there. She was very special. I have no doubt she has earned her way thru the gates of heaven. She is now with her mother and father and oldest sister. May she rest in peace.
Dear Mr. Patrick,
I don’t know why but I woke up at 4 a.m. thinking about Wanda. I met her at Northeast High School when we were seniors and she moved to Maryland with me when we graduated. For some reason she came into my mind and I looked her up just now on the computer. I am so sorry she is gone. I saw her photo and her sweet face just lit up my memory. I am so happy she had such a good life, married and a wonderful family. We lost touch and my friend had told me she’d moved away and married. She’d kept in touch with the parents of another girl I grew up with. I hope your receive this and know I have thought of her often. I had just looked through an old photo album at a picture of her a couple of days ago and wished I knew how her life turned out. God bless you and your family.