Charlotte Thomas Partrick
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Charlotte Thomas Partrick
  • October 19, 1925 - May 28, 2017
  • North Carolina

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Mrs. Charlotte Thomas Partrick, 91, of 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, died at Friends Home Guilford on May 28, 2017. A memorial service will be held with family and friends at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Her ashes will be interred at the Church of the Holy Spirit at a later date.

Mrs. Partrick was born October 19, 1925, in Culpeper, Virginia, the only daughter of the late Hobart and Mary Caroline Thomas. She was educated at Westhampton College and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduating in 1945. Until her marriage she worked briefly for the CIA in Washington, D.C.

She was married to the late Rev. Dr. T. Hall Partrick on June 4, 1949, in Culpeper, Virginia. After several years in Albemarle, NC, they spent six years in Haiti and six years in Mexico City as missionaries of the Episcopal Church. In 1967 they returned with their five children to live in Greensboro, where Dr. Partrick taught history at North Carolina A+T State University and served at several parishes until his death in 2005.

Mrs. Partrick was for years an active volunteer in her church, with the local YWCA, PTA, Hospice, the Triad Health Project, and the Cursillo Movement. She was an associate of the Sisters of St. Margaret and one of the founding members of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 3910 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro. She spent her life demonstrating a gift for generosity, love and community.

Surviving are her sons Ted (Jennifer) Partrick in Greensboro, John (Pamela) Partrick in Colorado Springs, CO, Stephen (Debra) Partrick in Lawrenceville, GA, and daughter Caroline Partrick in Greensboro. Eliza (Jerry) Till in San Diego died in 2014.

She leaves ten grandchildren: Adam Weatherhead, Sarah Stucker, Mary Partrick, Charlotte Edghill (Kelly) Craig, Matthew (Lyndsey) Partrick, Katherine Partrick, Charlotte Ann Partrick, Jennifer (Jason) Woods, Thomas Patterson, and Ralph (Claire) Till, and seven great-grandchildren.

The family is very grateful to the staff at Friends Home Guilford for all the loving care they gave their mother for the happy years she lived there.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 3910 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, 27405. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the family.