Patricia Ann Long Stone, 57, of Memphis Tennessee, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away at her residence in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. She was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 13, 1955, the daughter of Hoy and Hazel Wingfield Long. She was of Methodist faith, a 1975 graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and a 1977 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was an English teacher in the Memphis City School System from 1985 until 2012 and also held teaching positions in Virginia and Florida. She was honored in the Who’s Who of Tennessee Teachers in 1991 and the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2000 and 2005. Patricia led a full life, one of travel, experiences and friendships. She visited many different countries, climbed mountains and skydived, all to see the glory the world held. She loved teaching, basketball, her family traditions, and being around her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, John Stone, whom she married on Saturday, December 9, 1978.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John II and Elizabeth Stone of Byrdstown, Tennessee, her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Stone Campbell and Justin Campbell of Milledgeville, Tennessee, her grandchildren, Gregory, Taylor, Avery and Brody Stone, Jaycee Madison Campbell, Jesson Gary Campbell and Jaina Benton Campbell and her two beloved dogs, Kingsfield and Buckshot, both whom have been adopted into the Campbell family.
Funeral services were held Sunday December 1, 2013 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Rev. John Stone II officiating and an eulogy by her daughter, Jennifer Stone Campbell.
The family would appreciate contributions to be directed to St. Jude Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38111.
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home of Burkesville, Kentucky. Online condolences at www.norris-new.com.