Patricia (Pat) Brant, 75, passed away peacefully on the morning of February 19, 2019, from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). After a long career as a rural carrier in Frostproof, Florida, Pat retired from the U.S. Postal Service and moved to Chapel Hill 15 years ago. She loved calling Chapel Hill "home." A long-time member of The Chapel Hill Service League, The Cedar Grove Quilters, and Chapel Hill Bible Church, she volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and spent hours with friends at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill.
Pat was a very happy, caring person with a positive attitude. She loved traveling with family and friends and was able to visit all 50 states as well as countries all around the world, including China, England, France, Ireland, Nicaragua, and St. Maarten. She was always willing to try new things (including skydiving at 69 years old, ziplining in the rainforest of Costa Rica, and more!). She was an amazing seamstress and made her daughter's wedding gown and all 5 bridesmaid dresses.
She is survived by her 4 children - Judy Brant, Wendy Thompson (Greg), Jerry Brant Jr., and Stacy Brant; 5 grandchildren- Candi Thompson (Chuck), Amanda Thompson, Kaitlyn Croley, and Charlotte & Chloe Turner; 2 great-granddogs, Lil Bit & Big Blue; her brothers, David Hogancamp (Sandy), Ted Hogancamp (Ernestine), and sister, Sandra Rivers; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Pat's life was held at the Chapel Hill Bible Church (206 Erwin Rd, Chapel Hill) on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Full Sail Ministries, http://www.fullsail.org, Paws 4 Ever, www.paws4ever.org, or Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, https://rmh-chapelhill.org.
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