March 25, 2023, 84, Mount Olive –
Patricia “Pat” Warren, a long-time resident of Mount Olive, died peacefully on Saturday, March 25th at Heart Fields at Cary. She was 84 years old. Pat moved to Cary, NC in mid-2019 to be near her son and grandchildren in her final years.
Pat was born in Kinston, NC on December 19, 1938, to Ellen Mallard Farmer and Louis Theodore Farmer. She grew up in the Kinston area but also lived for periods in Baltimore, MD, and Butner, NC. After graduating from East Carolina University with honors Pat spent most of her adult life in teaching, serving for 32 years in various roles with Wayne County Public Schools including teacher, program coordinator, principal, and administrator. She made a positive impact on many students and fellow teachers in the Wayne County area. Engaged in her church and community, Pat was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Twentieth Century Club, Galatea Club, Wayne County Democratic Women, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Alpha Omicron Pi, David John Aaron Teaching and History Museum, Southern Dames, Colonial Dames of XVII Century, and various bridge clubs. She was always willing to prepare a program or present a topic as part of these activities.
She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Ralph Lloyd Warren, Sr; sisters Alice J. Davidson and Linda F. Pearson; and brothers Raymond E. Jones, Louis T. Farmer, John E. Jones, and David K. Jones.
Pat is survived by her son, Ralph Lloyd Warren, Jr., and his wife, Pauline, of Cary; grandchildren Benjamin Warren of Cary and Eleanor Warren of Washington, DC; nieces Wendy Southerland Bennett of Dudley, Leslie Southerland Lane and husband Steve of Sleepy Creek, Amy Warren Kimbro and husband Ryan of Raleigh, Cholly Farmer Farrow and husband Ray of Wilmington; and nephews Parrish Warren and wife Emily of Wilmington and John Southerland and wife Stephanie of Safford, AZ.
The family would like to thank the staff of HeartFields at Cary for their professional and compassionate care and to thank the Transitions LifeCare staff for their seamless hospice assistance.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:00 PM in Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive, conducted by Pastor Michael Binger.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to
First United Methodist Church
120 E. James St
Mt Olive, NC 28365