Patsy Ashley Vereen a resident of Hillsborough died Tuesday October 29. 2019 at Pruitt Nursing Home in Durham after declining health over the past 6 months. Patsy was born January 12, 1945 in Person County to Joe and Clara Powell Ashley (both deceased). Before Patsy’s retirement, she was a salesperson for CBK and traveled all over North Carolina. Of course, she was happiest when she was at the beach with friends and family.
Patsy is survived by her daughter in law, Hope Gentry of Morehead City; son, Ricky Gentry (Florence) of North Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Rhonda Gentry of Morrisville; sister in law, Joan Riley Ashley of Mebane; sister, Deloris Hawkins (Jiggs)of Hurdle Mills; brother in law, Bobby King of Burkburnett, Texas; sister in law, Dianne Albright Ashley of Efland ; sister, Billie Bauer (Gary) of Hillsborough, grandchildren, Krista Boyette (Daniel); Austyn Jensen (Eric); Gunnar Gentry; four great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Artice Vereen of Garner; son, Rocky Gentry of Morehead City; brother Lockett Ashley of Mebane; sister, Sara Ashley King of Hurdle Mills; brother, Gerald Ashley of Efland.
A memorial service will be held at Carr United Methodist Church, 8200 NC-49, Cedar Grove, NC on Saturday, November 2 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall.
Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough is assisting the family.