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Patricia Ann Hamilton (Ward) Wheeler

January 15, 1944 ~ September 25, 2018 (age 74)

The seasons of life began for Patricia Ann Ward Hamilton Wheeler on January 15, 1944 and ended some seventy-four years later on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 

Patricia W. Hamilton Wheeler, the second of six children, was born to the union of Mrs. Alice Kitchen Ward & the late Mr. King Solomon Ward.  She grew up in this community, frequently called “NanNan” by family and friends. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church of Andalusia, Alabama.

Patricia completed her elementary, junior high schooling at Covington County Trade School and senior year at Woodson High School. She was united in marriage to Leonard Hamilton Sr., & Donald Wheeler, who preceded her in death.  This union was blessed with four children: Lenora, Leonard, Pamela & Keith; one granddaughter, Brianna Clark, who preceded her in death.   She was preceded in death by other individuals whom she loved dearly; two sisters, Minnie Pearl Foy and Mary Ann Mattos; her aunts Estella Ingram, Cassie Harris,  Ann Ward Turk, Maggie Ivey,  Annie Pearl Ward, and Frances Matthews.

After graduation, she gained employment as a sales clerk at J.C. Penney’s & Company in Andalusia.  Her determination motivated her to further her education  in cosmetology  at  Douglas MacArthur State Technical School in Opp, Alabama. Her gentle and loving spirit provided professional skill of beautifying the hair and as owner of Pat’s Style Shop located on North Cotton Street.

Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, brother, sister, and aunt. She leaves to cherish fond memories four children: Lenora Lynn, Moreno Valley, California, Leonard, Loxley, Alabama , Pamela (Gary) & Keith Bernard all of Andalusia, Alabama. G.  Her mother Alice K. Ward, Andalusia, AL ,Grandchildren Jasmine (Rafeal) Salter, Uniquia Hamilton, Andalusia, AL, Brian (Violet), Brittany & Brandon Clark, Moreno, California, Courtney & KeShawn Hamilton, Norfolk Va., Great Grandchildren RaMiya, RaKayla, Majesty & Elijah Brothers; Minister James (Sarah) Ward, Billy Joe (Anita) Taylor, Akron, Ohio, Sisters; Sharon K. (Comer) Daniels, Debra C. Ward , Andalusia, AL;  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 501 Eighth Avenue, Andalusia, Alabama with Rev. Bobby C. Rhodes officiating and Minister James Ward eulogizing.  Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia directing.  Active pallbearers are:  Iron Wheel Lodge # 556; Honorary pallbearers are:  Brother Dominic Williams, Brother Larry Pitts, Brother Christopher Grace and Brother Byron McClain; and the Flower Bearers will be nieces and friends of the family. 

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 5, 2018, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel, and from 12:00 Noon Saturday, one hour prior to the service at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church.  

 

 

 

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