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“My friend Trish taught me so much about facing all that life can bring. She will be remembered and missed by so many. Unforgettable Lady! ”
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“Prayers for comfort to the family during this time of sorrow. She always had a smile on her face and was a gifted musician. Such fond memories at...Read More »
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“I was so sorry to hear of Patricia passing. We were neighbors growing up. My sister worked for your dad at the fish camp. Wanted you to know my...Read More »
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“Teresa, so sorry for your loss she was an awesome person my thoughts and prayers are with you and family! (RIP Pat) ”
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Mrs. Patricia Gayle Oaks Deal, 73, of Valdese, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at her residence following a period of declining health.
Patricia was born October 29, 1944, in Burke County to the late former Sheriff David Walter Oaks Sr. and Violet Buchanan Oaks Barkley. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she was once a Sunday School teacher and Choir Director. Patricia was very talented in the field of art and music. She could play various music instruments and loved to paint.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Brad Richard "Rich" Deal, and step-father Bill Barkley.
She is survived by her daughter Teresa Rakestraw and husband David of Valdese; siblings, Rebecca Oaks Brown and husband Gary of Asheboro, David "Wally" Walter Oaks Jr, and wife Gale of Valdese, and Cathy Oaks Lake and husband David of Titusville, Florida; step-grandson, Branden Rakestraw of Winston Salem; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Valdese, with Rev. Jeff Carter officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Valdese.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund at 704 Praley St SW, Valdese, NC 28690.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

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