Patricia Marie Aldridge, 81, of Springfield, PA, formerly of Richmond, VA passed away peacefully on September 29, 2021.
Patricia was the daughter of the late Courtland and Dorothy (nee Dalton) Baker. She graduated from Maryville College. She was an Editor for John Knox Press. Pat worked and retired from being a church secretary for her church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Beloved wife of the late James R. Aldridge; Loving Mother to Elisabeth Spivey and the late Edward Aldridge; Mother-in-law to Nathan Spivey. Cherished Grandmother to Nolen and Teagan Spivey. Also survived by her brother, John Baker, and her niece Michele Aldridge My mother loved books, poetry, and music. Her favorite activity was writing. To her I apologize for this terribly written obituary. Here is her last poem to try to redeem this writing:
Surely no one will see a finer birdfeeder than the one you got me.
It was also installed so perfectly,
That I can watch the birds, but they can’t watch me!
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Friday, October 8, 2021 2:00pm Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA. Directly following the Memorial Service, there will be a graveside service 3:00pm Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her any of her favorite places; Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church https://gracecovenantrichmond.breezechms.com/give/online or Christian Children’s Fund https://www.childfund.org/Ways-To-Donate/ or any local children’s hospital.
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