Patricia Ann McLawhon McClanahan left to be with her Lord the morning of January 30, 2014.
Born on December 3, 1937 in Martin County, NC, Pat was the daughter of Alonza Alton McLawhon and wife Amelia Downs and sister to Wilton Edward, all who have since passed.
Pat lived a life of love and service to her family and community. She worked as a bookkeeper, realtor, City Alderman and was Director of the American Red Cross, Craven County Chapter until her retirement. Pat also volunteered at the Merci Free Clinic in New Bern.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert McClanahan; her daughter Terry Cox Dunn and husband, Donald of Oriental, NC; daughter Cindy Cox Messick and husband, Finley of Frankfort, Kentucky; grandchildren Donald J. Dunn, Jr and wife Alison, Stephen Michael Dunn and wife Morgan, Patrick Hugh Dunn, Robinson C. Dunn, Tony A. Thompson (deceased) and Sarah Ann Messick; and great grandchildren Trey Dunn and Dallas Dunn.
A memorial service will be held at Cotten Funeral Home on Monday, February 3 at 6 p.m. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.CottenFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the McClanahan family has asked donations be made to either the Merci Free Clinic, 1315 Tatum Dr., New Bern, NC 28562 or the
Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.