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Patsy Ruth Elliott

Patsy Smith Elliott, age 75, of Marion, North Carolina, following a long battle with cancer, departed to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Mission Hospital.  The daughter of the late William Hubert Smith and Etta West Smith, she was born in McDowell County on December 29, 1944.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by ten siblings. 


Pat was a lifelong citizen of McDowell County. She attended and graduated from Glenwood School where her children and grandchildren also attended. She was a long time employee of Cross Cotton Mill and went on to create and manage her own textile brokerage company for the last 28 years. She was an active member of her church, the Morganton Church of Christ. She was the most determined and loving woman we ever knew. Through her faith and determination she provided opportunities and high expectations that allowed her children to succeed and to in turn provide opportunities for her beloved grandchildren to thrive, all through unconditional love.


She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Douglas Elliott; one daughter, Alisa Elliott; one son, Dr. Scott Elliott (Laura). Pat is also survived by five grandchildren, Erica Altamirano (Aaron), Seth Frisbee, Faith Norville, Grayson Elliott and Athena Elliott; and a large number of nieces and nephews.


The family is planning a private celebration for family and friends when time allows to safely gather together. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Glenwood Elementary School by mail at 1545 Old Highway 221 S, Marion NC, 28752 care of the Pat Elliott Memorial Fund.

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I was so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. She was a wonderful lady who loved her children and grandchildren. I feel blessed to have known her through her grandchildren at Glenwood. She was always so helpful and kind to me. My prayers go out to the family.
Betty Ross

Betty Ross Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Elliott

Kenny Hall Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Elliott

Jacquie Pritchard Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Elliott

Carolyn Hall Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Elliott

Rachel Haynes Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

Doug, Alisa, Scott, Laura, and Family,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat is an amazing example to all of us of Christian faith, devotion to family, determination, creativity in resolving issues with customers, high expectations, and passing on her great values to her children, grandchildren, and future generations.
Love, Chip & Penny Cross

Chip & Penny Cross Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I cant believe my life-long friend, Pat, is gone...I miss you so much, dependable, faithful PAT.

Jacquelyn Smith Pritchard Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Elliott

Linda Jones Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I love you aunt Pat.

Linda Jones Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Pat's death. When I lived in Marion over 50 years ago,, my family was a neighbor of the Smith Family. Although I did not know all of them personally, I attended the same grades with Hazel and I knew of Dorothy and Pat. My condolences to the Smith and Elliott families.

Jane Nagy (Autrey) Sep 23 2020 12:00 AM

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