Patricia A. Hart
Patricia Ann Ashley Hart, 48, of 313 Whithorne Drive, peacefully passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family, after a two and half year battle with cancer.
Patricia was born in Chowan County on March 23, 1966, and was the daughter of Bobby and Ginny Ashley of Edenton. An auditor with the State Bureau of Investigation for over 20 years, Gov. Pat McCrory recently awarded her The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Raised in the fellowship of Edenton Baptist Church where she remained a member, while living in Garner she attended Aversboro Road Baptist Church. She was a faithful, ardent, and avid NCSU Wolfpack fan.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 22 years, William Paul "Bill" Hart; two daughters, Katherine Hart Oltmans and husband Matt of Cary and Ginna Elizabeth Forward of Raleigh; two sons, William P. Hart, Jr. of Raleigh and Bryant Adam Kephart of Garner; and two granddaughters, Ivy and Katelyn. Also surviving are Patricia's brother, Bobby Ashley and wife Heidi, and their son, Chaz, of Asheville; and Bill's sister, Mary Ellen Peck and husband Kenneth, and their children, Sarah and Brian of Rochester, NY.
Friends may join the family Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Aversboro Road Baptist Church, 1600 Aversboro Road, Garner. Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 10:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Dr. Harvey Whaley, Jr., Senior Pastor. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Beaver Hill Cemetery in Edenton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Jeremiah Boles and everyone at the Rex Cancer Center, and to Transitions LifeCare, for the wonderful care and attention given to Patricia during the course of her illness.
Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is handling arrangements, and online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.millerfhc.com
Published by The News & Observer on Aug. 3, 2014.