Patsy Ruth Miller Young was born July 10, 1936 in Wayne County, Tennessee. The eldest daughter of Coy M. Miller and Nina Lou Wilkerson Miller (Savannah, Tennessee). The granddaughter of John P. and Callie Donia Williams Miller (Tuscumbia, Alabama) and Daniel D. and Patty Temperance Lynn Wilkerson (Martin Mills, Tennessee). She passed from this life at around 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Hardin Medical Center Health and Rehabilitation Center, after a somewhat extended illness of congestive heart failure and renal failure at the age of 86 years, 11 months, and 10 days. She is survived by one sister, Rita L. Miller Reed of Lavergne, Tennessee; one son, Michael of Savannah, Tennessee; two grandsons, Sean Michael Young and his wife Alexis of Anderson, Indiana and Drew David Young of Kokomo, Indiana; four great grandchildren, Wyatt Anthony Young of Anderson, Indiana, Benjamin Bradley Young of Anderson, Indiana, Lola Wren Young of Kokomo, Indiana, and Shiloh Olivia Young of Kokomo, Indiana.
Patsy worked for about ten years as a seamstress at Savannah Manufacturing (The Garment Factory) on Pickwick Road (The current site of Jackson State Community College in Savannah). She also worked for around twenty two years and retired from Brown Shoe Company when it closed. After that, she spent a couple of years at both Cross Country Manufacturing and Angelica. After all of this, she went back to school and became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked with a local home health agency as well as Hardin Home Nursing Home. She then worked as a cook at "Christie's" Restaurant for a period of about seven years. She was an avid quilter and crafter and collector of all kinds of material. After her "final retirement" she served as a "Pink Lady" in the gift shop at Hardin Medical Center for a number of years. Before her health began to fade, she enjoyed travelling and made at least one group bus trip to New York City. She also delighted in the time that she was able to spend with her great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends and family consider making a donation to Hamlett Endowment for children of single parent households to assist in continuing High School Education.
Attn: John Harris III
3310 West End Ave
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