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Fannie Pate

Obituary for Fannie Pate

July 27, 1931 - February 14, 2019
| Age 87


Fannie Pate passed at the age of 87 On February 14, 2019. Fannie Pate was born in Philadelphia on July 27, 1931 to Hollis and Ozella Fletcher. She grew up the 4th from the oldest of her seven siblings: Kenneth, Tracy, Minnie, Pauline, Ozella, Joan, and Leola. She graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1948. In 1955, on Oct 29th, Fannie Fletcher married Lonnie E. Pate.

Fannie was a loving and supportive wife to her husband for 54 wonderful years. She was a warm and caring mom to Sandra, Diane, and Christine. She worked as a secretary for the Board of Education for the Philadelphia Public School District for 23 years.

Mom will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, wisdom, feisty spirit, and for the love and care she gave her family. Fannie was the happiest when holidays came around. She looked forward with joy to dancing, singing, and cooking, especially making her delicious Corn-Bread Dressing, her mom's recipe. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Fannie will be greatly missed by her caring daughters; Sandra Marie Pate, Diane Teuful (Robert), and Christine Pate (Cristina), Fannie leaves behind an impressive legacy in her grandchildren Khalif A. Fassett, Nneka A. Fassett, Nailah S. Fassett, and her great grandchildren; Jayden R. Murray-Fassett and Harper A. Young. Fannie is also survived by her sister Ozella Williams, and brother Kenneth Fletcher, whom she loved dearly. Fannie will also be forever remembered by a host of nieces, nephews, dear friends, and those who helped care for her at home and at Brookside Nursing Facility.

Relatives and friends are invited to Fannie's Life Celebration visitation on Friday February 22nd at the Craft-Givnish Life Celebration Home (1801 Old York Road, Abington 19001) from 9:30-10:30AM, with a service to follow at 10:30AM; interment at Rolling Green Cemetery in West Chester.

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1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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