This one stings. She always had a smile.
Patricia Elizabeth Freeze passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at her home in China Grove on the way to her new heavenly home with her beloved mom and dad. She was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Rowan County to the late Ray Leonard and Lena Safriet Freeze. Raised in the rural south Rowan area, Patricia was a graduate of South Rowan High School and attended Rowan Technical College. She worked many years in the banking industry as a night-time auditor, before later employment at Walmart and K&W Cafeteria. Patricia loved animals, especially her dogs and her brother’s horses. She was an avid Statler Brothers’ fan and often followed their concerts by tour bus. Patricia volunteered at Main Street Mission. She was deeply thoughtful and loved by her neighbors in China Grove. Patricia lovingly cared for the members of her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She shared quiet moments with her special friend, Clyde. Patricia is survived by her brothers, David Leonard Freeze, and Larry Donald Freeze (Valerie). Nieces include, Ashley Baker (Dale), Amber Bishop (Jamie), Abby Corriher (Matt); and nephews, Sammy and Adam. Great-nieces and great-nephews include, Monroe “Booper” Bishop, and Emma and Liam Corriher. Arrangements: The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7 at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1350 South Main Street, China Grove, with Pastor Gary Sheets officiating. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Main Street Mission, 306 South Main St., China Grove, 28023. Words of comfort and memories may be shared at www.linn-honeycutt.com
Published by Salisbury Post on Jan. 6, 2022.