Patricia ‘Patti’ Pate Clark, 67, enjoyed giving guided tours at Jamestown Settlement

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Patricia ‘Patti’ Pate Clark

Patricia ‘Patti’ Pate Clark, 67, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Williamsburg from complications of acute myeloid leukemia. Born Oct. 29, 1949, in Goldsboro, N.C., she grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.

She graduated from Reynolds High School and attended Greensboro College. Soon after, Patti started her career with Dominion Bank and First National Exchange Bank. She then became a stay-at-home mother and wife, where she provided a loving home for her family for decades. Patti went back to work at Jamestown Settlement, where she loved giving guided tours for school groups.

Patti married Jerome F. “Jerry” Clark in Williamsburg on April 19, 1980, and he never left her side during her illness. Their love for each other was profoundly felt by all who knew them during their 37 years of marriage. Patti and Jerry were world travelers and lived life to the fullest. Patti held many cherished friendships close to her heart. She welcomed everyone into her home and was always there when you needed her. She had a passion for cooking for her family and friends. She was also influential in the leadership of her neighborhood in Kingsmill.

Patti is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughters, Kelly Clark LaPointe (husband, Tom LaPointe) and J. Erin Clark (fiancé, Brandon Kline); and granddaughter, Lillian Clark LaPointe. She is also survived by her sister, Cherri Pate Olson; brother, Robert B. Pate; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cleveland Rudolph Pate; mother, Jeanne Pate Mothena; stepfather, Kenneth D. Mothena; and sister, Priscilla Dawne Pate.

A funeral Mass will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. The family will be greeting guests after the service at a small reception in the fellowship hall. Inurnment will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

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