Patricia Ann Starling, 82 was born on January 6, 1938 to the late Earl and Ethel Sapp. She was the first baby born of the new year in Irvine Florida. She died in St. Augustine, Florida on Thursday, August 20, 2020 leaving behind a son, Charles (Chuck) Sutton and his life partner Mary Kirkland, a daughter Shirley Sullivan, a son-in-law Shawn Sullivan, two grandsons Corey Giza and Craig Sutton, Craigs life partner Nikki Elliott, two granddaughters Kelly Giza, and Briley Sullivan, two great-grandchildren, Logan and Kinsley Sutton and many much loved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings (JW) Starling, and her two sisters, Ethel (Earlene) Hutchins and Faye Sapp.
Patricia lived in or near Melrose most of her life and attended Melrose High School. She had a strong faith and was a member of the Church of Christ in Melrose. She was a compassionate and loving mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. She was a homemaker who excelled in cake decorating and sewing beautiful handmade quilts. She loved hummingbirds, cats, her grandchildren, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was thought of fondly and will be dearly missed.
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