Velma Mae Daugherty Patrick, 96, of McIntosh, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 24, 1922 to Hiram Posey Daugherty and Nona Lee Hildebrand Daugherty in McIntosh. A member of McIntosh United Methodist Church where she served on the Board of Stewards and taught Sunday School for 60 years, she had been employed as an executive secretary at Ciba-Geigy. After retirement, she became a teacher at McIntosh Christian Academy, a job that she said provided "the best years" of her career. She loved young people and enjoyed helping them.
She was also the director of the McIntosh Theater Guild, past president of VMP Accounting Corp., a company that her husband headed. She was a member of McIntosh Industrial Board, member of the McIntosh Planning and Zoning Committee, honorary member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Bank of McIntosh, honorary member of National Geographic and in 2001 was awarded the Bronze Leader Certificate and designated as a member of the "Commander Club" for service to the disabled Americans and veterans.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Ellwood Patrick and siblings, Elwood Daugherty, Marvin Daugherty, Carrol Daugherty, Ruth Everette, Helen Touchstone and Betty Milstead.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Carolyn) Patrick, Patricia "Teencie" (George) Terrell; grandchildren, David (Niki) Patrick, Jason Patrick, Holly Terrell (Erik) Godfredson, Shannon Terrell (Matt) McCurdy; great-grandchildren, Evan Patrick, Jackson Patrick, Savannah Patrick, Sullivan Patrick, Alex Gotfredson, Leigh Gotfredson, Paige McCurdy, Natalie McCurdy, Owen McCurdy; siblings, Gerald (Faye) Daugherty, Bernice (Sam) Rocray. Dr. Bonnie McGee; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at McIntosh United Methodist Church with Pastor John Stone officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Will Payne, Luke Payne, Hunter Payne, Bobby Farish, Michael Barnett and Matt McCurdy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Milstead, Dean Daugherty, George Woodyard, Dane Daugherty, Malcolm Waite, Kenneth Coleman, Annette Lewis, Peggy Scott, Shelita Adams and Patsy Middleton.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
R.I.P. Ms Velma
Sandy Lofton JonesMobile, AL
My heart is saddened for the family but it rejoices for Mrs Velma. She is home. Thank you for teaching the 3 love’s, love of God, love of family and the love of our country.
Jason JohnstonMcIntosh, AL
So sorry to hear of Velma’s death, she was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed her when I worked with her at Geigy❤️❤️
Daphne P. BooneJackson, AL
Carol and myself are so sorry for your loss, I remember Miss Velma at the McIntosh Academe and before that in the McIntosh Methods Church. The memories now wash over me of a place long ago, fifth Sunday dinners and Home comings with food galore. I never took the typing class but I remember looking in the door and seeing her sitting at her desk at the head of the class with clacking and clicking followed by the “ding” of the bell and the slap of the carriage return leaver to restart the insanity. She was truly happy teaching. God Bless & Goodnight.
Andrew DaughertyHigh Springs, FL
I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Patrick's passing. She certainly lived a long, happy and fulfilling life and gave so much joy to those around her. She will be missed.
Toni ColemanMobile, AL
Ms. Velma was one of my favorite people and biggest influences from my childhood. She taught me so much in Sunday School and in life. She was always so beautiful and gracious. Washington County will be less without her but Heaven is so much brighter now!
Geraldine(Gerry) Pritchett HowardTibbie, AL
This lady was the backbone of MMCA , when I was there a REAL LADY, RIP AUNT VELMA
Tina Dougherty SimmonsFreeport, FL
Ms Velma was one cool lady. She was always so nice to us kids that grew up in McIntosh. Always had time for everyone. She will truly be missed.
Mary Platt WallsFairhope, AL
My sincere condolences go out to Ms Velma’s family. I have very fond memories of being in her Sunday School class growing up.
Joseph TarverThomasville, GA
My sympathy to family.
Wanda DavidsonChickasaw, AL
Please accept my belated and sincere condolences on the loss of your precious Mother. It was a privilege to have met her. Thank you for allowing me to visit with her. May she touch the Hem of His garment when she arrives in Heaven. RIP Ms Velma. May God bless your family and cover you in prayer and comfort in the days and months ahead. In His Love. Shirley Crowe
Homestead Hospice MSW ❤️🙏
Shirley CroweThomasville, AL