Floral 02

Beverly (McCray) Patton

November 16, 1955 ~ August 30, 2020 (age 64)


*** Due to COVID-19, a facial mask/covering will be required for any and all service***

In compliance with the City, County and Florida State Law, Social Distance is also required.


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry

Mrs. Beverly McCray Patton was born in Panama City, Florida on Wednesday, November 16, 1955 to Betty and M.C. McCray.

She attended Bay County School System—Shaw Elementary, Everitt Middle School and was a graduate of Rutherford High School.

She worked many years at Panama City Development Center.

Beverly loved the Lord and was a member of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church for many years.

She was married to Harold Patton and to this union one daughter was born, Ashley.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents: Bettery and M.C. McCray; Charlie Mack and Michael McCray.

She leaves to cherish her memories to her husband, Harold Patton; daughter: Ashley Patton Blount; grandsons: Marcell, JaMarcus, JaMarion and Marquez Blount; her sisters: Wanda McCray and Marilyn Lott (Bishop Willie); a brother: Jeffery McCray; aunt and uncle: Melvin and Alvita Foster; nieces and nephew: Sattaria, Cortina, LeKisha, Adrian McCray; great nieces and nephew: Shavaria, TaKishia, Eric and Andrey; special friends: Arvester Davis, Lela Johnson, Ella Moody and Marcus Blount; a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Our mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at forty-five minutes after five in the morning, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening and reading to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her children and family to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed. Low adherence to this instruction will not be tolerated.”


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 Service Program


September 5, 2020

12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
Redwood Cemetery
Panama, FL 32401

Celebration of Life
September 5, 2020

1:00 PM
Redwood Cemetery
Panama, FL 32401

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