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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Patricia Srinivas Obituary

The Rev. Patricia 'Pat' Srinivas


A memorial service for the Rev. Patricia "Pat" Wing Srinivas, 84, of Decatur will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, with the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan, Bishop of Alabama, officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends in the parish hall at 9 a.m. before the service.

Pat died Friday, April 4, 2014, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. Pat was born on July 11, 1929, in Decatur, Ga., to Minnie and Morris Wing. After graduating from Wesleyan College in 1951, with an art history degree, she attended New York University where she met Kandala "Ken" Srinivas. Pat and Ken were married in November 1952.

After a short stay in England, Pat and Ken moved to India where their three children were born. In 1965, they moved to Decatur, Ala. Pat worked for the Morgan County Health Department for many years. After her youngest child graduated from high school, Pat attended the School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where she earned her Master of Divinity degree. In 1984, she was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. Pat worked for the North Central Alabama Mental Health Center for several years, serving as a pastoral counselor. Pat's children will always remember her passion for art, and treasure her paintings and pottery pieces.

Pat's beloved husband preceded her in death. Pat is survived by two sons, Ravi Srinivas of Charleston, S.C., and Pravin Srinivas of Madison; one daughter, Nina Collum of Columbus, Miss.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 202 Gordon Drive, Decatur, AL 35601, or the donor's favorite charity.

This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.
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Published online on 4/7/2014 courtesy of Decatur Daily.