Forest Meadows Funeral Home
4100 N.W. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL

Patsy N. Whaley died peacefully in her sleep on March 30, 2012 at the Haven Hospice Care Center.

Born in Bluefield, WVA on January 4, 1935 to Ralph and Nell Marrs. She has called Florida home since 1956. In the past 25 years, she worked for Santa Fe College.

Patsy is survived by her four children: Michael Price (Angela), Debbie McBay (Phillip), Jimmy Whaley (Angela) and Kim Crown (Scott). She was a beloved grandmother to seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Her extended family her included her companion and friend Clyde Whaley and his children: Kinsey Whaley (Debbie), Marty Whaley (Lori) and Julia Hannah (Tommy) and nine grandchildren.

Services will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home located at 725 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville, FL. 32609. Visitation is from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Monday, April 2, 2012 and the funeral service will be held at 11:00am on April 3, 2012. Donations to Haven Hospice Care Center in loving memory of Pat Whaley will be appreciated.

Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528. A guestbook is available at

Published by Gainesville Sun from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2012.
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Pat was a very sweet lady and a wonderful coworker. We'll miss her!
April 3, 2012
Pat was such a sweet person. I will always remember her gentle disposition.
Julie Garrett
April 3, 2012
Ms. Pat - A sweet and precious lady. She was a delight to work with. My prayers and thoughts to her family.
Jackie Thomas
April 3, 2012
Ms. Pat - A very sweet and precious lady. She was a delight to be around. My prayers and thoughts to her family and friends.
Jackie Thomas
April 3, 2012
I have worked with Pat for 9 years. She was a very sweet person and helped me when I started at the switchboard. I will miss her. My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Ginny Calendine
April 2, 2012
I worked with Pat for many years when she was our college operator. She was always kind and thoughtful. My deepest sympathies to her family during this difficult time. Jan Taylor
Jan Taylor
April 2, 2012
Im Sherry Whaley Deloach and im hard of b hearing i live in Micanopy,Fla i dont dont that know my parents is Bill and Mary Whaley both pass away long time agoand i let you know that im sorry to hear
Sherry DeLoach
April 2, 2012
I have worked with Pat over the last several years, here at Santa Fe. We spoke on the phone almost daily and I will miss her kind and soft voice at the other end of the phone. She always did her best to help anyone. She will be missed at Santa Fe! Joan Moore
April 2, 2012
May peace and comfort be with the Whaley family during this difficult time. God bless you all.
Laura Hinson
April 2, 2012
Deepest sympathy go out to the family of Pat. She was one of nicest people you ever want to meet. May God comfort you in this trying time. She will be missed at Santa Fe. Trenita White
Trenita White
April 2, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Vicky (Ross) Laughlin
April 1, 2012
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