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Michelle O’Neal Patrick

February 21, 2013

Michelle O’Neal Patrick, 55, of Ludowici, Ga., departed this life to spend eternity with God on Friday, Feb. 15.
Michelle was born to Odell and Faye O’Neal on May 29, 1957. in Wenatchee, Wash. Michelle was a very strong-willed woman who handled every obstacle in her life with grace and honesty.  She loved her family more than words can express.  More importantly, she made sure that family members personally knew how much they were loved.  No matter what any of her family did in life, she was always there to support them or set them straight.  She had the kindest spirit and biggest heart. 
Michelle accepted everyone for who they were and never judged a soul.  Her best quality was that she could make others laugh even at their lowest moments. She lived a fulfilling life that was with her two sons and grandchildren.
She recently found love again and remarried.  No one can ever replace this truly amazing, one-of-a-kind, crazy, hilarious, loving woman.
She was of the Missionary Baptist faith. 
She was preceded in death by her father and twin siblings, Debbie and Terry O’Neal.
She is survived by her loving husband, Tommy Patrick of Ludowici, Ga.; sons; Justin Hopkins and wife Maegan and Nick Hopkins and wife Abby; a brother; Thomas O’Neal and wife Samantha; a sister and best friend, Tame Howard and husband Mark; her grandchildren, Jade, Kyle, Aiden and Allie, all of Lufkin , Texas, plus two expected in August; special nieces, Miranda and Caitlin Howard, Taylor Williams and Niven O’Neal; a special great-nephew, Brayden Howard of Bryant; special great-nieces, Laela and Lilly Howard of Bryant; special nephews, Conner O’Neal and Daun Williams; two stepchildren and two step-grandchildren of Ludowici, Ga.; her best friend, Janet Winkelmann of Lufkin, Texas; and a host of family and friends who say they all learned something from her.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home, 4212 Highway 5 North in Bryant
Online guestbook: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Family comments: We love you, Aunt Chelle; “Bless Your Heart.”
"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety." --Psalms 4:8

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