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Patricia Ann McCrory

May 27, 1939 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


      Patricia Ann McCrory (Pat), age 84, was born on May 27, 1939, in Laurel, Mississippi, to Erian and Charles Short.  Pat was called home on September 1, 2023, reuniting her with her parents, two brothers Willis Short and Eugene Short, two sisters Margie Holifield and Jewel Lyons, one grandson Blake Flynt and one great-granddaughter Charlee Parker. 

      Most of Pats working career was spent as a bookkeeper. Pat had a passion for oil painting. Painting portraits was her favorite. She loved playing the piano and was the pianist at her church for several years.  She also played for the gospel group named The Gospelaires. During her seven-year residency at Kennedy Health and Rehabilitation she loved playing for friends and residents and was always ready to shake a leg.

      Pat is survived by; Son Frankie Walters wife Missy of Laurel, Mississippi, grandchildren Jamie Walters wife Reagan, Leesha Parker husband Tommy, Misty Carter husband Jake, Ross Manns and Ashlie, Kristen Bonura husband Mike, Alex Walters, step grandchildren Austin Rogers, Chapman Rogers fiancé Madison Keenan, and nineteen great grandchildren. Daughter Connie Welch husband Wes of Lufkin, Texas, grandchildren Deana Flynt, Kari Perritte husband Joel, Justin Blackledge wife Jenny, step grandchildren Aimee Losasso husband Michael, Lesley Glover husband Brian and nine great grandchildren. Son Jackie Walters fiancé Maureen Coburn of Laurel, Mississippi, grandchildren Emma Graham husband Josh, Anna Walters fiancé Robert Woody and two great grandchildren. Sisters Syble Cohen, Sue Walters of Laurel, Mississippi, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

     Those of you who knew her knew she was constantly chasing her dreams.  Today we pray the wings she has acquired have landed her steadfast and grounded in her forever heavenly home. In the Bible Mark 4:39 it says ~ he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace!  Be Still!”  And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  These words reflect how we felt as our mother was called home. Finally, she can know Peace, she can Be Still and all is Calm.

A local celebration of life will be held at
Crown Colony Country Club
September 4, 2023,  10:00am - 11:30am
A family hometown celebration of life will be held at
September 17, 2023
2:30pm – 5:00pm
Sharon Community Center
922 Sharon Moss Rd.
Laurel, Mississippi
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Family Crisis Center- Women’s Shelter




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