Celebrating the life of Delores E. Patrick
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and Granderson Robinson. She transitioned to GOD’s heavenly place of
rest on Saturday, May 22, 2021. We are eternally grateful that the
Almighty GOD ordained her life to be a Blessing to so many during her
journey of Faith with HIM.
Delores was born in Amelia, Virginia becoming one of 22 siblings,
in addition to an honorary brother. At an early age Delores joined
Promise Land Baptist Church where she gave her life to the Lord Jesus
Christ and was baptized.
She attended Russell Grove High School. While in high school she
worked in Robinson’s Grocery, the Family-owned Soul Food Restaurant
and Carry out.
In July 1957, Delores married her childhood sweetheart, Henry
Patrick, Jr. They relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in September 1957.
Their union was blessed with three children Elvis Darnell, Dwayne, and
Delores was a devoted Daughter, Sister, Wife and Mother who
loved caring for her family. Delores was also a career woman. For
approximately 48 years, she excelled in Administrative, Accounting and
Payroll positions in the private sector.
Delores was and remained a Woman of Faith and Integrity. The
LORD allowed Delores to serve diligently in three vibrant ministries
during her lifetime. The Cornerstone Church of Christ, under the
leadership of Dr. I. Logan Kearse. The Simmons Memorial Baptist Church,
under the leadership of Pastor Duane V. Simmons. The Emmanuel
Church International, under the leadership of Pastor Linwood R. Taylor.
She served faithfully in various capacities within each ministry. Her
service was extensive and centered in spreading the Love of Jesus Christ.
She served as an Officer of the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches, an
Usher, Sunday School Teacher, New Members Teacher, Early Childhood
Teacher, Trustee, Treasurer, Youth Coordinator, Executive Administrative
Assistant, Shepherd’s Care Leader, Hospitality Coordinator, and provided
reading materials for the Prison ministry. Delores loved making people
feel the warmth of fellowship. The Lord gave her the vision for Manna
Cafe’ at Emmanuel Church International. Each Sunday she made sure
members and guests could sit and fellowship over light refreshments
before the start of the morning worship service.
Delores was preceded in death by siblings, Roosevelt, Herbert,
Hattie, Angelina, and Nannie Marie, and grandchildren, Dana Patrick,
Darius Bradley, and Dwayne Patrick, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Elvis Patrick
(Charlene), Dwayne Patrick, Sr., and Vivian Matthews (Joseph);
grandchildren, D’Andre, LaKisha (Enrico), Tavon (Sharlissa), Jennifer
(Darnel), Eisha, J’Nae (Ryan), J’Leah, Shemar, and Serenity; 21 greatgrandchildren, 3 great great-grandchildren, a host of Godchildren,
nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Viewing Friday, June 4, 2021 from 12 to 7pm. Graveside Memorial Services Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Promise Land Baptist Church, 11141 Winterham Rd., Amelia, VA 23002.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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