Patricia (Patty) M. Wilkes passed away peacefully in her home after a long illness on November 27th in Franklinton, NC at the age of 53.
Patty is survived by her beloved husband, Ward Wilkes; Father, Phillip Moore (step-mother, Betty); Sister Dianne Reed (husband George and family); Half-brother, Terry Lee Young; Uncle Joe Wells (wife Judy). She is preceded in death by her Mother, Jimmie Sue Wells; Brother, Joseph Moore.
Patty was born on August 7, 1961 in Fairbanks, AK. She began with a career as a beautician but later made a career change with long term employment at Glaxo Smith Kline in RTP, NC. She was an outstanding employee who received many awards for her accomplishments.
She was altruistic and a dedicated member of the North Raleigh Church of Christ. Patty was instrumental with starting an AA group meeting located at her church. This exemplified her love, deep compassion and service to others. Some of her cherished prayers were Saint Francis of Assisi and the AA Promises.
Patty’s interests to name a few were her love for nature and passion for gardening. She adored her dog Alli and cat Herminie. She enjoyed riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle with her friends.
A special heartfelt appreciation goes to Victoria Martin Johnson and Kelly Brown for their dedication and nursing care during the final stages of her illness. Also the never-ending love and support from family and friends throughout her journey.
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at North Raleigh Church of Christ located at 8701 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. Pastor Ken Chaffin will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Patty’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Wake Forest Alano Club at PO Box, 413, Wake Forest, NC 27588 and also Animal Friends Shelter, PO Box 615, Bellville, TX 77418. Both are non-profit organizations and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the charity.
A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)