Patricia Ann KREBS
1942 - 2014
H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel
1020 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA
KREBS, Patricia Ann Patricia Ann Krebs (Patsy) Patricia Ann Krebs (Patsy), 72, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., Goldsboro, N.C. and Jacksonville, F.L., passed away at her home Monday, November 10, in the presence of family. Born in Goldsboro, N.C. on May 6, 1942, she was the daughter of the former Ann Wheatley Dees and Rigdon Osmond Dees, Jr. Patricia graduated from Greensboro High School but kept close ties with Jacksonville High School, where she attended until moving to North Carolina. She was awarded "Best Looking" by her classmates and on the heels of that accolade, she was a finalist in the Miss North Carolina Pageant in 1962. She graduated from Stratford College in Danville, Virginia, where she held the record as "the fastest typer" on campus at 143 words per minute. She began her executive assistant career for the Mayor of Raleigh, N.C. at the offices of Branch, Bank, and Trust. In 1973 she met and married her beloved husband of 41 years, Don Krebs. She successfully enjoyed many years as a legal assistant for various corporations including The Coca Cola Corporation, where she met Don, and US Steel until her retirement in the early 1990's, when she began two new careers, grand parenting and establishing a small business. Pat cherished her family and loved being a grand parent to her two grandchildren, Kenny and Emily. She also had an extraordinary gift of hospitality, never meeting a stranger and always making others feel welcome, a trait she often acknowledged as being from her grandmother, May Dees. She thrived on reaching out to others with her gifts - her time, her talents, and her resources, one of which being the love of cake making! She got the bug from attending a cake decorating class at J.C. Penney's and the rest is history! Her new business, 'Pat Krebs Cakes' was born and has been the rage in Atlanta for the better part of 30 years. Being blessed with the rare skill in pastry design, her wedding cakes garnered national acclaim. Patsy's hobbies and enjoyments in life were vast. In addition to the love of family and friends, decorating her home and entertaining, she fostered her adventurous spirit with world travel. She loved cruising, exploring new lands, and spending time at her beach house in Destin, FL. However, eclipsing all of these passions, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior gave her the most remarkable and enduring joy. She always had time to tell others how much Jesus loved them just the way they were and died for their sins. She had a knack and authenticity in letting a perfect stranger know God's love for them, keeping it simple - "He who believes in Me has everlasting life," (John 6:47). She was active in many bible studies including Women's Community Bible Study( WCBS) at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, where she was a co-leader for many years, the Ladies bible fellowship at The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta and church prayer teams at both The Church of The Apostles and Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta. She was a member of Church of the Apostles. Pat is survived by her husband Donald Glen Krebs; her daughters Darden Elise (Larry) Mock of Atlanta; Samantha Dees Shelton of Peachtree Corners; brother Rigdon O. Dees, III of Los Angeles; sister Carolyn Caddell of Greensboro; grandson Kenny Matthew Straus of Atlanta; granddaughter Emily Rose Shelton of Peachtree Corners; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Church of the Apostles, on Friday, November 21st at 10:30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of Pat's favorite charities: InTouch Ministries, Leading the Way, Right from the Heart Ministries, and Turning Point. Online condolences may be made at

Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 14, 2014.
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Dear All,

What a loss this is. Such a vibrant, lovely person, Patsy was uniquely blessed with abundant talents and gifts, plus a seemingly limitless supply of energy - all informed by & made joyfully manifested in her love for Christ. She will be deeply missed.

Much love,
Erik & Ginny Hafkey
Erik & Ginny (McWhirter) Hafkey
November 21, 2014
Our prayers are with you and your family in your earthly loss and God's heavenly gain.

The Curtis Family
Evelyn Curtis
November 21, 2014
Don, Rick and family,
Sheila and I send our love to you with wonderful memories of Pat on our wedding day. Spending time with you and Pat in your home on our big day turned out to be an even more special day as it was the day we had the pleasure of meeting Pat. She is a truly beautiful person inside and out. Our hearts go out to all of you and Pat will always be in our memory and prayers. Heaven is an even more wonderful place now. We love you.
Jan and Sheila Jeffries
November 21, 2014
Pat hosted my WCBS bible study group in her home a few years ago. She was the perfect hostess and she even made one of her gorgeous and delicious cakes for us. I will remember Pat as a child of God who loved her family very much. Her beautiful smile will be missed.
Missy Hamlin
November 20, 2014
Dear Don & Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Pat loved her family very much & loved decorating her house beautifully. Being her next door neighbors, we would often get the aroma of freshly baking cakes & pastries by her. She will be dearly missed by all who appreciated her many talents & were touched by her love.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad & difficult time.

Dananja Hippola & Mahen Jayarajan
(Sri Lanka)
Dananja Hippola
November 20, 2014
Don, was devastated to learn of Pat's death. Believe me, I know what you must be going through. When I lost Ron last year, I wasn't sure I could survive. But, it does get easier--it still hurts, but it goes it get easier over time. Pat was a wonderful lady and I enjoyed working with her and knowing her all these years. Please know that if there is anything I can do, or if you just want a sympathetic shoulder or ear, I'll be there for you. Bless you, Don. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Baer
November 18, 2014
Don & family Maurice and I are sorry for your loss. I will remember all the good times and friendship we had at Sweetbrier Farm in Ky. She was a very gracious lady and friend and she will always be missed but she is in a better place.
Maurice & Helen Ham
November 17, 2014
Don, My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Pat was a true Christian and such a special person. We will all miss her.
Mike Rankin
November 15, 2014
Don, Gene and I are shocked at hearing about Pat. We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person, and our loss is Heaven's gain.
November 14, 2014
Don, Dan and I are so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a wonderful person.
Janet and Dan Dennison
November 14, 2014
what an amazing lady.God bless her family for this huge loss
November 14, 2014
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Pat was a beautiful woman and the spirit of God radiated from her. My prayers are with you.
Teresa Lowe
November 13, 2014
I met Pat about four years ago at Bible study at WCBS. She hosted an in home meeting for our class and I was immediately struck by her gift of hospitality. Besides that she clearly loved being a homemaker, wife and grandmother.
I'm so sorry for your loss. We will all miss her.
Rebecca Johnson
November 13, 2014
Sending prayers to all of the family. Such a beautiful lady inside and out.
Patti Thompson
November 13, 2014
So sorry Don, Samantha, Darden and family.
I enjoyed my last chat with Pat as her fingers flew across the iPad keyboard and we were able to communicate quite nicely! She wanted to keep up with everybody and send her love. She was quite a woman.
Jennifer Clements
November 13, 2014
Love & prayers to Darden, Kenny & family...God bless your lovely mother & grandmother
Ann, Don, Max & Will Short
November 13, 2014
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