Patricia Patt Ford Brown, 63, lost her ongoing battle with cancer and passed away at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones, in Lawrenceville, GA on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. There will be a Rosary held Friday evening at 7:00 pm and a memorial service Saturday morning at 11:00 am. Both will be held at St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, GA. Patt was a devoted educator for 25 years and was Teacher of the Year at B.B. Harris Elementary School 2005-2006. She was an active member at St. Marguerite's and their St. Vincent de Paul Society. A former member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, she developed a lifetime group of friends playing Bunco, carrying on the tradition for almost 30 years. Patt is survived by her husband Don, and her four sons Anthony, Todd, Benjamin, and Michael, sisters Mary Anne Patrie Stan, Peggy, Cele, Barbara, and Betsy Griffeth Russ, two brothers, Ed Ford Pat and Andy Ford Arlene, four grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Church St. Vincent de Paul Society, 85 Gloster Road, NW, Lawrenceville Georgia 30044.

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  1. Barbara and Family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your love one. Know that the Family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

    Much Love
    Beverly

  2. Sending prayers and thoughts to Patt’s family – I remember her so fondly from BB Harris, always such a funny, warm, welcoming woman. It was an honor to know her.
    Peace to all of you,
    Sincerely,
    Christy

  3. My son, Jeremy, had the pleasure of having Ms. Brown as his Kindergarten teacher during her last year at B.B. Harris. Ms. Brown was a loving teacher and it was so apparent that she truly loved teaching and watching her kids learn and thrive. Ms. Brown will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time. Deepest condolences for your loss.

  4. My son, Jeremy, had the pleasure of having Ms. Brown as his Kindergarten teacher during her last year at B.B. Harris. Ms. Brown was a loving teacher and it was so apparent that she truly loved teaching and watching her kids learn and thrive. Ms. Brown will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this time. Deepest condolences for your loss.

  5. We were so fortunate to know Patt. She truly was a special person. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Don and all of your family.

  6. I WILL MISS YOU MOM I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU I FELL SO SAD I WISH YOU GOT THE MILK CHOCOLATES I SENT YOU I’M SO SORRY WE NEVER GIT TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN I FEEL SO BAD AND I’M SO MUCH CRYING I MISS YOU VERY MUCH MOM I GLAD YOU GOT TO SEE MY VIDEO ME SINGING TEARS IN HEAVEN I KNOW YOUR IN HEAVEN TO BYE MOM LOVE YOU. YOUR SON TONY BROWN…MY MOM ALWAYS LIKED TO CALL ME TONY I LIKED THAT.

  7. We are very sorry for your family’s loss. My daughter Caitlin was lucky enough to have Mrs. Brown for her kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Brown was such a loving, caring, and giving person. When Caitlin was sick and couldn’t make field day, we were surprised by a visit from her wonderful teacher. Mrs. Brown came to our house with medals and prizes from field day to lift Caitlin’s spirts from missing field day.

  8. Our prayers & thoughts are with you in your loss. Patt’s sister, Cele, spoke of her often & we know how loved Patt was by all of her family & how important she was to each of you.

  9. We were saddened to hear of Patt’s passing. She and I got our masters together, and I was excited to reconnect with her when I walked into B.B. Harris to register my older daughter for kindergarten, only to find out that she was teaching at the same school. I know that that was the grade she wanted to teach, and I am happy that she got to fulfill that dream. Patt was a wonderful lady, a good friend to those who knew her, and an amazing teacher. She will be dearly missed.

  10. My heart is breaking at the loss of this wonderful, kind, gentle, generous friend.From our college days to our weddings & on..sorry we lost touch for so many years. I would have been there if I had known. Much love to all.

  11. Merry Christmas Mom And Happy New Year Miss You Love Tony Brown Wish I Could Send You Some Dove Chocolate Bye Have A Great Day Wherever You Are Mom Goodnight.

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