Joyce M. Pattillo |

Joyce M. Pattillo

Joyce M. Pattillo

Joyce M. Pattillo, age 87, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was born March 24, 1925, in Macon, Georgia, and was the daughter of the late H.T. Mathews and Betty Lou Hatchett Mathews. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joyce was a Delta Airline stewardess before marrying C.A. “Bill” Pattillo on January 3, 1950. She began her new life as a military bride in Germany, post World War II. She was a strong, loving and dedicated partner with her husband during thirty-five years of military service. After retirement, her life was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was independent, determined, adventurous, and fun-loving, generous to others and committed to family. She was a beautiful woman inside and out, never losing her southern grace and charm. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, U.S. Air Force Major General (Ret.) C.A. “Bill” Pattillo of Sunnyside; two sons, Bob (Marci) Pattillo of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Joe (Suzy) Pattillo of Oak Creek, CO; two daughters, Pat (Jeff) Landis of Harrisonburg, VA, and Peggy (Andy) Royer of Hendersonville, TN; her brother, Tom (Margaret) Mathews of Knoxville, TN; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Sunnyside Meredith Chapel near Harrisonburg at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunnyside Healthcare for the quality care she received. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Fellowship Fund, 600 University Boulevard, Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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