Patricia Brown

Obituary of Patricia Josephine Brown

Patricia Josephine “Granny Pat” Bigmeat Brown, 85, of the Birdtown Community of Cherokee, NC, journeyed home on July 29, 2021 in Cherokee, NC. A celebration of her life will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Greg Morgan officiating. Visitation will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church on August 3, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Long House Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Per her final wishes, she will be cremated and her remains will be interred by her children, in a private ceremony, at a later date. Patricia Josephine Bigmeat was born on the Qualla Boundary on September 4, 1935. She was a member of the Rock Springs Baptist Church in her youth and later attended Christ Fellowship and the Cherokee Pentecostal Holiness Churches. She graduated high school from Cherokee High School in 1953. Patricia went on to earn a secretarial degree from Blanton’s Business School in Asheville, NC. She worked in the BIA Reality Office for many years, was a private business owner and retired from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Patricia was heavily involved in her children’s extracurricular activities and served as both a Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader as well as the PTA. Patricia served as the Chairwoman of the Qualla Housing Board for many years as well. Granny Pat will be remembered for her spicy humor, her love of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loyalty and devotion to her Bigmeat family and community and also for being an avid Tarheel’s Fan. Patricia is survived by her sons Mike (Rachel) and Darrell (Sherry) Brown and her daughter Paula (Paul) Wojtkowski, her grandchildren Dusty, Adam, Duane and Ally Brown and Nic Taylor (Chantelle), her great grandchildren Tyra, Darrin, Elliot, Jurnee, Javia and Jaryn Brown and Auron, Niyah and Izzy Taylor all of Cherokee. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Plemmons of Cherokee County, very special cousin Paulette Smart and best friend Joyce Dugan of Cherokee. She is preceded in death by her beloved grandparents Robert and Charlotte Bigmeat, who raised her, mother and step-father Tiney and Adam Thompson, second mother Elizabeth Bigmeat Jackson and infant daughter Donna. Due to the increase in Covid cases, the family asks that anyone who plans to attend the visitation, Please wear a mask.
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Tuesday
3
August

Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Rock Springs Baptist Church
129 Old Gap Rd.
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Service
Tuesday
3
August

Visitation

11:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Rock Springs Baptist Church
129 Old Gap Rd.
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
Visitation
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