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Helen Patricia "Pat" Persinger

July 14, 1943 December 1, 2019
Helen Patricia "Pat" Persinger
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Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Helen Persinger, 76, passed away on December 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday December 7th at 3:30pm at Ayden Christian Church, Ayden, NC, all are welcome. A private family burial will be held in Ayden Cemetery.
A native of Florida, Pat was born to the late Norris and Helen Ritchie Ijames.
She was a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC), earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She was employed with the public school systems in NC and SC for more than 38 years and was recognized as Teacher of the Year on numerous occasions. She was the owner of Happy’s Emporium in Ayden and a licensed Auctioneer for more than 15 years.
Pat was known for her generous and kind spirit. As the matriarch of her family, she dedicated her life to leading by example and helping others to be the best they can be. She loved her Lord and her most treasured memories were of times spent with family and friends.
Pat is survived by her two daughters, Heather Persinger and Laura Todd and husband, Eric, all of Ayden; Five grandchildren, Kylee Tyson and husband, Kendrick, Zachary Todd, Andrew Todd, Jayda Todd, William Todd; one great grandchild, Eleanor Todd; Two sisters, Diane Lambert Debbie Purser and husband, Stan. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory numerous special nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to; Pat Persinger Scholarship Fund C/O, Ayden-Grifton High School, 7653 NC 11 South, Ayden, NC 28513, Attn: Dr. Chena Cayton.

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Celebration of Life




3:30 PM 12/7/2019 3:30:00 PM - 4:30 PM 12/7/2019 4:30:00 PM
Ayden Christian Church

462 2nd St.
Ayden, NC 28513

Ayden Christian Church
462 2nd St. Ayden 28513 NC
United States

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