Patricia Smith Secrist, 85 of New Castle, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 27. Born on April 24, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Watson and Thelma Smith. Patricia retired from VA Beach General Hospital.
She was preceded in death by husband; Robert A. Secrist, and brothers; Robert W. Smith, James Danny Smith. Surviving to cherish her memory are a daughter; Debra Drum Smith, grandchildren; Shannon Runyon, Katlyn Isaacson, Lydia Drum, great-grandchildren; Calliegh and Savannah Isaacson, sister; Sue Helems, brothers; Richard Smith and Jerry Smith.
The family would like to thank the staff at Snyder Nursing Home for their continuous care for Patricia. A celebration of life, officiated by Pastor Cody Rader, was held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, at the New Castle Christian Church. The family received friends 30 minutes prior till the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the New Castle Christian Church Building Fund PO Box 287 New Castle, VA 24127. Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home. www.paitselfh.com.