Ms. Patricia Ann Stevens, 70, was ushered across the threshold and into the presence of the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2019, while surrounded by her loving church family. Born May 30, 1948, in White Plains, N.Y., and reared in Scarsdale, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William Condit Stevens and Jean Stocker Stevens.
The Stevens family relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the late 70s and resided in Melfa. Soon after their move, Ms. Stevens began courses to become a geriatric nursing assistant, and upon completion, worked for the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore. She was a longtime member of the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club, and a devoted member of Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church. Ms. Stevens loved her church and her community. She loved to shop and enjoyed her independence. She loved doing things for others, especially her great nieces. Ever the caregiver, she often reached out to friends and family to check up on them. She was a woman of courage, steadfastness, and resilience. Even when the chips were down, she would let everyone know, “I’m doing the best I can.” Ms. Stevens will be fondly remembered for her fearless and bold approach to life. Perhaps most importantly, she cherished her dogs and had a soft spot for all animals. She always ended her conversations with, “Bye for now,” and so we too say, “Bye for now.” She will be sorely missed.
Ms. Stevens is survived by her sister, Pamela Schneider; nephew, Brandt Schneider (Kasey); niece, Susannah Closs (Tyler); great nieces, Claudia and Molly; her beloved church family; and countless friends.
A service in celebration of Ms. Stevens’ life will be held at Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church Friday, April 26, 2019, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Monica Gould officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, or the SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.