Pat Comerford

Patsy Anita Gentry Causby Comerford, 71, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House.  She was born in Yadkin County on September 4, 1942 to the late Omar Gentry and Zera Dowell Gentry.

Pat was a graduate of Yadkin County Schools.  She lost her arm in 1958 due to an auto accident but never considered herself handicapped and was an inspiration to many.  Pat worked in hospitals in Elkin, Winston-Salem, and Flint, MI as unit clerk at Flint Osteopathic Hospital.  On April 6, 1984, she married Maurice Comerford and became a loving and much loved mother to 8 children, 18 grand children, 22 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.  She loved to travel, camping, crafts, puzzles, and time with family.

She leaves to cherish those great times, daughters, Cathy Newell, Laura Barret, Teresa Bates, Jeanette McMurray (Ted), Joyce Hitsman, all of Flint, MI; and sons, David Comerford of Texas and John Comerford of Flint, MI.  Also surviving are a sister, Martha Ellen Lloyd of MI; two brothers, Fred Gentry (Darlene) of Wilkesboro and Wayne Gentry (Cathy) of Elkin, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Steve Comerford, a sister, Rita Tucker, and two brothers Omar “Sonny” and Benny Gentry.

Funeral services for Pat Comerford will be held 2:00 PM Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Wease officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.  The family will visit with friends Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. at Nicholson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.  Online condolences may be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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