“Pat” Lizzie Womble McLaurin
“Pat” Lizzie Valerie Womble McLaurin, 95, of Siler City, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Mrs. McLaurin was born in Chatham County on August 15, 1927, to Thomas Britton and Francine Johnson Womble, the youngest of ten children.
She was predeceased by her parents; her devoted husband of 57 years, Clyde H. McLaurin; sisters, Doris W. Coble, Polly W. Braswell, Ruth W. Ray, Lillian W. Gunter, and an infant sister; brothers, Curtis, “Jim”or Andrew, Pete, and Marvin; and many other dear relatives and friends.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Wilma McLaurin Perry (Mel), and son, “Tommie” Thomas McLaurin (Renee’), and several nieces and nephews.
Pat accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age, was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and attended as long her health allowed, having grown up in sight of the Church. She was active in her church, taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday Night Training Union for many years, and was a member of the Silver Saints.
Pat was a 1945 graduate of Bonlee High School and Valedictorian of her class. She was a 1947 graduate of Campbell Junior College. From 1947 to 1948, she taught at Goldston High School before “retiring” to marry Clyde. After marrying Clyde in November 1948, she became a farmer and homemaker working alongside him. They raised poultry, cattle, and pigs. Her large garden produced many vegetables that she can and froze to provide for her family and others.
Pat was an excellent cook, who was known for her Candied Sweet Potatoes, Pecan Pies, and many other delicious foods. She always had a big garden and preserved food for the winter. She helped with many meals at the Church as well as preparing food for others in times of need. She also was a talented seamstress and made most of her own and Wilma’s clothes for many years. Pat took care of Clyde for several years as his health declined and helped care for her sisters Ruth and Doris in their later years.
The family wants to recognize and thank special nephews Clyde and Clinton Dodson who have faithfully visited and checked on her for many years. The family wishes to thank her many loving caregivers over the past several years, most recently the staff at Cambridge Hills and Community Hospice; and prior to that the staffs of Coventry House and Laurels of Chatham. Thank you to Dr. Hoffman and his staff for many years of care. The many kind acts of relatives and friends are also appreciated.
Memorials may be made to the Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust or the Rives Chapel Baptist Church General Fund,
4338 Rives Chapel Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Rives Chapel Baptist Church, 4258 Rives Chapel Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 with Pastor William Fields, and Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the McLaurin family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com