Patty Elliott, 61, of Fernandina Beach passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at her home.
Patty was born in Jacksonville and was a daughter of Nancy Richardson Graham and the late John M. Elliott.
Patty moved to Fernandina Beach while in elementary school and had lived here since then. Graduating from Fernandina Beach High School she then attended Valdosta State College (now University) and received her Bachelor’s degree in social work.
She retired after 30 years of employment with the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice where she worked with youth who were challenged in their life. Patty’s kind and compassionate way with others greatly helped her to do her job. While she devoted much of her life to her work, Patty did love animals rescued many in her life time.
In addition to her father she was also predeceased by her step-father, Thomas Graham.
She leaves behind her mother, Nancy Graham of Fernandina Beach; her siblings, Barbara Lam and her husband, Bing, of Lovettsville, VA and John Scott Elliott of Jacksonville; her nieces and nephews, Jeffrey, Zachary, Ashley and Stuart as well as several other extended family members.
Services to remember Patty’s life will be held Friday, December 27, 2019 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors beginning at 10:00 AM.
She will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery at a later date.
The family asks that donations be made, in her memory, to Cats Angels, P. O. Box 16072, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.