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Patricia McQueen fell asleep in death at her home on July 5, 2023. She was born Patricia Ann Turner on August 22, 1936, in Griffin, Georgia, to Mary Gladys (née Dean) and James Maddox Turner Sr.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Charles Darrell Senft (Kristi and Alicia’s father), her brothers Paul and Pierce Turner, her second husband James Edward McQueen (Mike’s father), sister Mary Jane Chesnutt, and her daughter Alicia Jayne Adams (née Senft), her sister-in-law Reecy Turner.
Patricia is survived by her siblings: James Maddox Turner Jr., Nancy Leigh, her husband Robert Ballenger, Linda Lou, and her husband Cary McGivney. Children: Kristi Darlene (née Senft), her husband Paul Harrison, Patrick Michael McQueen, and his wife Donna. Grandchildren: Mary Katherine Adams, Charles Barrett Adams, Padraic Ian McQueen, his wife Gabby, Michael Fionn McQueen, Great Grand Daughter; Annabelle Adams. And many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Months after being born in Griffin, Georgia, Pat’s family moved to Richmond, Virginia. While there, her mother and aunt were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses in the “Mighty” James River. At the tender age of five, Pat recalls hearing God’s name Jehovah (Ps. 83:18), and about the promise of paradise on earth (2 Peter 3:13). As a young girl, Pat remembered sharing these precious truths with others. When she was a teen, her family returned to Georgia and settled in Carrollton. Pat enjoyed living in San Diego, California, as a young woman but later returned to Georgia. While living in Marietta, GA, Pat was dedicated and baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the spring of 1973. Sometime later, Pat participated in the full-time ministry and hosted weekly Bible studies in her home, which she remembered fondly.
Pat felt the most important thing in her life was her faith in God and her family. As a single mother, she sacrificed to care for and provide for her three children: fulfilling the roles of both a mother and father. Pat worked full-time with Bellsouth/AT&T, where she retired, and later worked for Cobb County, retiring at 70. Pat also did her best to manage her household while keeping God central in their lives by instilling in her three children the love of bible truths and the promises of God’s Kingdom to come. After Pat had raised her three children, she was compelled out of love to help raise her grandchildren, Katie and Barrett, while her daughter Alicia was ill.
Pat was generous in her love and fondness for her family, friends, and pets. Spending much time with her siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, children, grandchildren, and friends would bring her joy. From an early age, Pat loved animals, sometimes caring for strays. She enjoyed art, painting and drawing, gardening, outings and trips with family and friends, and her favorite pastimes were reading, sharing a nice cup of tea, visits to the bookstore with her son and his family… and, of course, shopping – she was a true fashionista.
Patricia’s children would like to thank family, friends, and caregivers for all the love, care, support, and honor you gave during this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held on July 15, 2023 at 2 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4850 Ewing Road, Austell, GA 30106.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth is assisting the family.