We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Breeland Funeral Home and Crematory Service
Patricia Lester Worley passed away on July 12, 2022, following complications from a stroke.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Steve, her parents, Charles and Dorothy Hobart, her father, Cleo Lester, and her son, Wade.
She is survived by son John and his wife Patrice of Madison, MS and her brother Chuck Hobart and wife Love of Greenville, MS. She is also survived by grandsons Stephen and wife Morgan Worley of Mobile, AL, Patrick and wife Sarah Worley of Houston, TX, Hugh and wife Jayce Worley of Jackson, MS, and Cooper Worley of Jackson, MS, as well as one great-granddaughter, Elliott Ann Worley of Houston, TX.
Pat was born in Greenville in 1939, and graduated from Greenville High School, where she was a majorette and a singer at dances and other events.
She attended Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega and a majorette in the Famous Maroon Band. At State, she met the love of her life, Steve Worley, a young Army officer from Sumner.
They were married in 1959 and welcomed their first son, John, while stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. They settled in Sumner at the Worley family home, Highlands Plantation. There Pat and Steve welcomed their second son, Wade.
A consummate Mississippi Delta hostess, Pat enjoyed entertaining friends from near and far at Highlands Plantation and in retirement on Ono Island in Orange Beach, AL. She usually could be found cooking, mixing drinks, or holding court with any number of stories. Her family is certain that if there isn’t a progressive dinner or bridge game currently scheduled in Heaven, Pat is busy organizing one.
Pat was a devout Christian and was involved in her church families. She held leadership positions as an Elder, a Deacon, and on various committees at Sumner Presbyterian Church, Orange Beach Presbyterian Church, and Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Pat also had a deep passion for music, particularly traditional church hymns, and played piano daily.
She and Steve loved traveling with friends and family, both across the United States, in the Caribbean, and throughout Europe. No trips were more special, however, than the Saturdays they spent with family in Starkville for Mississippi State games.
Most of all, Pat was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and was remarkable for the deep love and compassion she showed to everyone she met.
The family requests memorials be made to Briarwood Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.
Per Pat’s wishes, the family will hold a small graveside service at a later date.