Patricia Roberts "Pat" McAteer (1946 - 2017)

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    - Miles Gardner
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LANCASTER – Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Roberts McAteer, 70, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 21, 1946, in Wilmington, N.C., the daughter of Martha Whitehead Roberts and the late David T. Roberts Jr. and was the wife of the Rev. Charles McAteer.
Mrs. McAteer was a great wife, a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the Lord, sharing the gospel with others and never met a stranger. She was very compassionate, had a heart of gold and was the best grandmother ever. She enjoyed having her nails painted and always dressed to a tee. She was a comedian, loved hummingbirds and butterflies and was a member of Heath Springs Baptist Church.
Mrs. McAteer is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rev. Charles McAteer; her mother, Martha Roberts; a son, Dennis Bryan McAteer of Lancaster; two daughters, Charlene McAteer Sanchez of Monroe, N.C., and Cathy McAteer Gardner (Dean) of Heath Springs; a brother, Christopher Roberts; seven grandchildren, Jacquiline (Steven II), Crystal, Dalton, David, Abby, Daniel and Isabella; and a great-grandchild, Steven III.
Mrs. McAteer was preceded in death by her father; a brother, David Alan Roberts; and two sisters, Carolyn Bobbie Roberts and Susan Rich.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. McAteer will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, officiated by the Revs. Donnie Tillman and Curtis Cameron, with burial in Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to Union Hill Baptist Church, 1209 Union Hill Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728.
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Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. McAteer.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Sept. 13, 2017