Erline England Patrick
August 30, 1921 -
November 24, 2020

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Mrs. Erline England Patrick, age 99, of Fayetteville, TN passed away November 24, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Erline was born August 30, 1921 to the late William Edward and Sally Gamble England. Mrs. Erline was retired teacher of 37 years, and is known for her service to the community, having served as a Fayetteville alderman, member of City School Board and Fayetteville Board of Public Utilities. She is also known for her service to the local library, Chamber of Commerce and the Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Kappa Club. Mrs Erline loved her church family and was a faithful member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son Gary (Pat) Patrick of Chattanooga, TN grandchildren Sally (Scott) Fisher and Garrett (Shawna) Patrick and great grandchildren Maverick and Westley Fisher. And her wonderful caregivers Ginger Spurlock and April Franklin, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs Patrick was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Patrick and son Don Patrick.

A private family burial was held at Riverview Memorial Garden. A Memorial service for Mrs Patrick will be planned for a later date.

Memorials may be made to Delta Kappa Gamma care of Andrea Hardison 1119 Maiden Lane Lewisburg, TN 37091 or First United Methodist Church, 200 Elk Avenue North, Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Erline England Patrick.

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19 Comments

  1. CAPT SCOTT SHELTON

    CLASS!
    Thank you for the gift of reading and attention to detail you instilled in me, however most importantly, your faith in both of us.
    You were a person to admire.

    Very respectfully
    Scott and Gwen Shelton

    Reply
  2. Susie Kutchi

    Gary, Pat & family,

    Not only did I have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Patrick as a student at Robert E. Lee, but I also have wonderful memories of working with her at Fayetteville Jr. High. She will live on in all of our memories. My condolences to you all.
    Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Reply
  3. Marcia M Towry

    Mrs. Erline was a 50 + year member of the Order of the Eastern Star . She joined February 10, 1948.
    We will miss our Sister and know that she will
    be continue her many Service programs in Heaven.
    We were neighbors for many years and welcomed me with kindness and love to the neighborhood.

    Reply
  4. LeeAnn Chastain

    Erline’s joie de vivre was matched by her geniality, compassion, and age-defying energy. She was married to my mother’s first cousin. I was honored to spend a day with the inimitable Erline in 2016 as she generously shared her memories, photos, and history of our Patrick ancestors and her family, as well as information about her impactful life in Fayetteville. Blessings to her family.

    Reply
  5. Joe M. Williams

    Mrs. Patrick was my eighth grade teacher, and was such an inspiration to me and my classmates. She was my favorite teacher of all time, elementary, high school and college, and had a great effect on my life. She came to several of our high school reunions. She was truly a top-notch person.

    Reply
  6. Jeanie England Selig

    My Aunt Erline was very special in so many ways and an exceptional role model. I loved every visit I had with her and treasure the Family memories

    Reply
  7. Janet Stewart Lindsay

    Miss Erline was my 8th grade teacher , her first year at Robert R Lee, She was a wonderful teacher and a special friend! She will never be forgotten! My love and sympathy to the family!

    Reply
  8. Karen Gilliam

    Mrs. Patrick was one of Fayetteville’s finest ladies who leaves a huge void with her passing. My sincere condolences to her family.

    Reply
  9. Harold (Pete) Rudd

    She was a great teacher..one of my 8th grade teachers. She encouraged us to expand our horizons, and to pursue our dreams. She was a classmates mother, so she had double duty. I am a better person because of her influence.

    Reply
  10. Lenace Hyde

    I remember Mrs. Patrick as one of my favorite educators . She was also someone I called a great customer and friend . She will be missed. Prayers to her family and friends. Congratulations on 99 wonderful years of life.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  11. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    Miss Erline was a lovely lady and friend. She will be missed by all that knew her. Family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Jane Wilson Henry

    MS Patrick was my 8th grade teacher. She left a
    Lasting impression in my memory. We went to the same church. I was honored to know “Miss” Patrick.

    Reply
  13. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Patrick’s passing.
    She was one of my favorite teachers and I really appreciate her for doing such a great job.
    Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  14. Wyanne Ellis King

    I loved her so much. She was the librarian at FJHS when I was a student. She was also my mother’s 1st grade teacher at Huntland or Elora. She was an inspiration too so many.

    Reply
  15. Teresa Brown

    Delta Kappa Gamma celebrates that Erline was a charter member of Beta Kappa and Phi chapters for 51 years. Memorial gifts will go to our Educator Grant program. Erline will be remembered for the beautification effort to plant daffodils. Her footprint will be present for many more years.

    Reply
    • Shelia Noscio

      She was part of my story and I’m ever richer for it. See you later friend.

      Reply
  16. Charlotte Brown

    Miss Erline was a wonderful lady…she helped me so many times, and I was blessed to call her my friend…I was especially proud when she was Alumna of the year at Martin Methodist College where I now work. Heaven has truly gained an angel…

    Reply
  17. Shirley Farmer Steelman

    Mrs. Patrick was my first grade teacher and has always been remembered as one of my favorite teachers.

    Reply
  18. Danny Bryant

    Mrs. Patrick was a fine lady that will be missed.

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. CAPT SCOTT SHELTON

    CLASS!
    Thank you for the gift of reading and attention to detail you instilled in me, however most importantly, your faith in both of us.
    You were a person to admire.

    Very respectfully
    Scott and Gwen Shelton

    Reply
  2. Susie Kutchi

    Gary, Pat & family,

    Not only did I have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Patrick as a student at Robert E. Lee, but I also have wonderful memories of working with her at Fayetteville Jr. High. She will live on in all of our memories. My condolences to you all.
    Susie Shewry Kutchi

    Reply
  3. Marcia M Towry

    Mrs. Erline was a 50 + year member of the Order of the Eastern Star . She joined February 10, 1948.
    We will miss our Sister and know that she will
    be continue her many Service programs in Heaven.
    We were neighbors for many years and welcomed me with kindness and love to the neighborhood.

    Reply
  4. LeeAnn Chastain

    Erline’s joie de vivre was matched by her geniality, compassion, and age-defying energy. She was married to my mother’s first cousin. I was honored to spend a day with the inimitable Erline in 2016 as she generously shared her memories, photos, and history of our Patrick ancestors and her family, as well as information about her impactful life in Fayetteville. Blessings to her family.

    Reply
  5. Joe M. Williams

    Mrs. Patrick was my eighth grade teacher, and was such an inspiration to me and my classmates. She was my favorite teacher of all time, elementary, high school and college, and had a great effect on my life. She came to several of our high school reunions. She was truly a top-notch person.

    Reply
  6. Jeanie England Selig

    My Aunt Erline was very special in so many ways and an exceptional role model. I loved every visit I had with her and treasure the Family memories

    Reply
  7. Janet Stewart Lindsay

    Miss Erline was my 8th grade teacher , her first year at Robert R Lee, She was a wonderful teacher and a special friend! She will never be forgotten! My love and sympathy to the family!

    Reply
  8. Karen Gilliam

    Mrs. Patrick was one of Fayetteville’s finest ladies who leaves a huge void with her passing. My sincere condolences to her family.

    Reply
  9. Harold (Pete) Rudd

    She was a great teacher..one of my 8th grade teachers. She encouraged us to expand our horizons, and to pursue our dreams. She was a classmates mother, so she had double duty. I am a better person because of her influence.

    Reply
  10. Lenace Hyde

    I remember Mrs. Patrick as one of my favorite educators . She was also someone I called a great customer and friend . She will be missed. Prayers to her family and friends. Congratulations on 99 wonderful years of life.
    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  11. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    Miss Erline was a lovely lady and friend. She will be missed by all that knew her. Family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  12. Jane Wilson Henry

    MS Patrick was my 8th grade teacher. She left a
    Lasting impression in my memory. We went to the same church. I was honored to know “Miss” Patrick.

    Reply
  13. Jimmy and Janice Towry

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Patrick’s passing.
    She was one of my favorite teachers and I really appreciate her for doing such a great job.
    Our prayers are with the family.

    Reply
  14. Wyanne Ellis King

    I loved her so much. She was the librarian at FJHS when I was a student. She was also my mother’s 1st grade teacher at Huntland or Elora. She was an inspiration too so many.

    Reply
  15. Teresa Brown

    Delta Kappa Gamma celebrates that Erline was a charter member of Beta Kappa and Phi chapters for 51 years. Memorial gifts will go to our Educator Grant program. Erline will be remembered for the beautification effort to plant daffodils. Her footprint will be present for many more years.

    Reply
    • Shelia Noscio

      She was part of my story and I’m ever richer for it. See you later friend.

      Reply
  16. Charlotte Brown

    Miss Erline was a wonderful lady…she helped me so many times, and I was blessed to call her my friend…I was especially proud when she was Alumna of the year at Martin Methodist College where I now work. Heaven has truly gained an angel…

    Reply
  17. Shirley Farmer Steelman

    Mrs. Patrick was my first grade teacher and has always been remembered as one of my favorite teachers.

    Reply
  18. Danny Bryant

    Mrs. Patrick was a fine lady that will be missed.

    Reply

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