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Visitation: 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Tuesday April 16, 2019 Trinity United Methodist Church
Service: 3:00 P.M. Tuesday April 16,2019 Trinity United Methodist Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Patricia (Pat) Ann Deese James, 80, of Kannapolis passed away April 14, 2019 at the Tucker Hospice House. She was born December 2, 1938 in Cabarrus County, a daughter of the late Henry and Esther Reynolds Deese. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Neal James.
Pat was a graduate of A.L. Brown High School Class of 1957. She worked for Central Motor Lines before going to work at Cannon Mills where she worked in the Data Processing Dept and then retired from the Employment Office. She was lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Pat enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, traveling and playing in her Rook and Canasta clubs.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Kirk Tutterow. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends prior from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the church.
Pat is survived by her daughter, Amelia Goodnight (Doug), grandchildren, James Goodnight (Anne), McKinley Kunz (Stefan) and her sister, Sandra Chapman.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist and/or Hospice of Cabarrus County.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Deborah Carey McCants
"Amelia and Family: I will forever hold dear the sweet memories of Pat in my heart. She was truly a special lady. Our family loved her, especially our Mom. Prayers for all of you that The Lord will comfort. Debbie"
From: Barbara "Ricki" Metcalf Greene
"Saddned to read of Pat's death...She lived across the street and She and Sandra were lifetime friends...May God keep you in his arms during this sad time."
From: Gloria Fowler
"Amelia I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this time. Love and Prayers Gloria Fowler"
From: Mr.& Mrs.Doug Thomas and family
"Dear Amelia and all of the family, We are so sorry for the passing of Ms.Pat....we have such wonderful precious memories to cherish and will wrap our love around all of you during this difficult time. Just know we all love you and both of our precious dear sweet Moms are together again&;Hugs and God Bless"
From: William and Janice Waddell
"So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother.Bill and Janice Waddell"
From: Revonda Crayton
"I worked with Pat at Cannon Mills in the HR Department. She was such a sweet person and always had a smile on her face. Prayers for the family, she will be missed by all that knew her."
From: Brenda Carpenter
"So sorry to hear about Pat. She was such a wonderful person and a great friend to me. Always there for me when I was in need!! If there is anything I can do for you and Doug please give me a call . Prayers for all the family!!!"
From: carolyn lingerfelt
From: Ann Barnhardt
"I am so sorry for your loss and want to lift the entire family up in prayer. It was a beautiful service today and Pat would have been so proud. Pat was a beautiful person inside and out. Ann Barnhardt"
From: The 1964 Class of A. L, Brown
"Sandra and Family, Please accept our thoughts, prayers and sympathy. Pat was a special lady and we know you will miss her so much."