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“Just now hearing of your mother´s passing. She was so special to me over the years. She made such a lasting impact on my life. I will always be so...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Melea Parkhurst Eckard

“My prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was a wonderful lady, and always so kind to everyone. She will be missed so much! I pray for your...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: jessica sanchez - NC - Friend

“So deeply sorry for your loss. Aunty Pat was a beautiful soul. She has been considered family to my family, for as long as I can remember. She was a...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Jess Balkaran Jones

“I remember Mrs. Hames from school. She was always there for the students. I remember her being soft spoken and kind. My thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sherrie Dowell Hill

“Tammy and Michelle we were saddened to hear of Pat's passing. Our deepest condolences to you both and your families. Your mother was an amazing woman...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Janeen and William Hames - NEWTON, NC

“I met this lady at my Aunt's home when she visited her. She was so incredibly kind to me even though we had just met. I could tell she had such a...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kay Sigmon

“We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Hames. I had gone to school with Gary and became acquainted with Pat during the time I had a...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Howard Stirewalt

“So very sorry to hear of patty's passing we were first cousins even though we had not seen each other for 50 yrs imy heart goes out to her family...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Wanda massagee bowen

“Beautiful, wonderful sweet lady you will not be forgotten. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: cheryl varnadoe

“I remember "Patty" when we were little. So sorry to hear of her passing. Just got to know her back on Facebook. Many Prayers for her family and her...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Buzzy Wayne Massagee

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I hate to hear she is gone too soon and she will be truelly missed.. the Herman's absolutely adored her , she always...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Wayne & kricket & the girls - NC

“I thank God for sending her to us. She was always there for whatever we needed, A hug, a shoulder to cry on and a prayer warrior. We have laughed...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Polly Shook Shook - NC - Family

“Just seems like no time has pasted since we were in church together. Having home coming dinners and singing and praying to the lord .Well you are...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Judy gilson - Hickory, NC


Pat M. Hames left her residence in Hickory to reside in Paradise in the mansion prepared for her, where she'll join her husband, Garry Hames and son, Jeremy Scott Hames.
Those left to cherish her life are daughters, Michelle Starnes and fiancée Alex Brittain, and Tammy Bumgarner and husband David Bumgarner; grandchildren, Jordan Bulanyi and wife Tiffany, Logan Bulanyi, Morgan Starnes, Noah Bumgarner, and Hannah Bumgarner; and great grandchildren, Charlee Marie Bulanyi, a brother, Kenneth Massage, and a niece Amy Massagee.. Also her special daughter, Polly Shook and husband Ronald, and daughter of the heart, Legina Dillard.
Pat enjoyed reading her Bible and many other historical books as well as sewing. She worked for Burke county Schools for twenty seven years. She carried her love for teaching children to New Covenant Church of God, where she was a member teaching Sunday School and children's church. She also served as a greeter and on the senior adult committee. New Covenant attendees were considered her family. Bishop Dennis Pitts and wife Melody have stood strongly with her sharing wisdom, comfort, and much prayer, and even food especially in the last year. Special thanks to Alex Brittain for freely sharing his home during her illness.
A private funeral service will be held by the family and burial will follow at Henry River Baptist Church cemetery.
The body will lie-in-state on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorials may be made to New Covenant Church of God at 1286 Henry River Rd, Hickory, NC 28602.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.
Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the family.

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