Patricia Cavanaugh Hawkins, 67, native of Ayden, was taken to her final rest on June 3rd, 2113 in Cary, North Carolina. She passed peacefully at home in her sleep.
A memorial visitation will be held at her home in Cary on Saturday, June 22, 2013. from 3:00 - 600 p.m.
Pat, as she was known to those in her life, was cremated and her remains will be handled in accordance with her wishes in the days following her in-home memorial.
Pat was born in Wilmington to David and Eula Cavanaugh on November 12, 1945. She was a 1964 graduate of Ayden High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. While in attendance she was a member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honorary Society. Pat worked for the N. C. Department of Community Colleges both in Wilmington and Raleigh from 1966 until her retirement. She was an active participant in her homeowners assiciation as well as in her community. Pat remained a member of the Ayden Original Free Will Baptist Church, of which she had many fond memories. She also enjoyed movies, reading, board games and spending time with her family and friends.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents, David and Eula Cavanaugh and granddaughter Kasie Moore.
Pat is survived by her son Rod Hawkins of Raleigh; daughter Deanne Moore (and husband Chris) of Clayton; sisters Ruth Sutton (and husband Gene) and Virginia Riggs, all of Ayden; brother James "Jimmy" Cavanaugh of Hope Mills; and four grandchildren Kirby , Lindsey, Sydney Moore of Clayton; Madison Fitzgerald, as well as long time friend Cliff Olsen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, 6003 Chapel Hill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607 or on line at www.secondchancenc.org. Condolences may be sent to her home at 116 Long Shadow Ln, Cary NC 27518.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Annette Troy, Dr. Paramjeet Singh, Dr. Fatima Rangwalla, Caring Senior Service of Raleigh, and the Wake County Hospice and Palliative Care branch for their support in her final months.