Patricia A. Stevens, 75, of Hague, VA, formerly of Fairfax, VA, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at her home.
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Patricia, “Pat”, was born in Gilmer, Texas February 4, 1945 to the late Dewitt and Corbitt Faye (Bryce) Hill.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Wesson. She was united in marriage to Robert Street March 19, 1987 at Montego Bay, Jamaica. Pat and Bob celebrated 33 years of marriage this year. Bob met Pat when he asked for the agency’s top realtor. Pat appeared the next day.
Pat is survived by her husband, Robert Street; her son, John Boyet Stevens, his husband David Henning of Mason, Ohio, daughter Karen Ann Stevens, of Sierra Vista, Arizona; daughter Kimberly Ann Mannis, her husband T.J. Mannis of Parker, Colorado; 4 grandchildren Elizabeth Henning, Jack Henning, Noah Mannis and Paige Mannis.
Pat had a passion for real estate. Many of her colleagues and clients describe her as a force of nature in the real estate business. She had a big impact on many of those she worked with throughout her career. She also had a passion for cooking and could make anything taste great, even without a recipe. She was a wonderful partner, wife, mother and grandmother.
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Michael R. Frey Animal Shelter in Fairfax County, Virginia at https://www.ffcas.org/donate-form/ or the International Bird Rescue at https://www.bird-rescue.org/get-involved/donate.
Letter from Bob:
It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Pat, my wife, lover, and best friend for over 33 years passed away in her sleep on October 16th. Her passing was peaceful but totally unanticipated and a great shock. Other than our children and a few very close friends here in the Northern Neck of Virginia, I have deliberately held off on disclosing this. Our friends have been extremely supportive as have our children and their spouses Boyet, David, Kim, TJ and Karen, all of whom are here at our home on the Lower Machodoc creek.
Pat loved it here, the windows of the rooms we frequent all face out on the creek where we enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets, the eagles, hawks, ospreys, wild turkeys, swans, Canadians and egrets. Our dog Ginger would even go out to the dock to “hang out” with some of the turkey buzzards.
In 35 years, I can only recall Pat’s willingness to attend three viewings and four funerals. She expressed to me with conviction that she would never want to be the focus of either sort of public event. Years ago, my good friend and roomie from college, asked me to help with his dad’s funeral in Fredericksburg. We both went to F’brug but Pat stayed at their antebellum home with a cannonball still stuck in a brick wall rather than attending the funeral, helping to prepare for a wake to follow the service. She later told me that that was what she wanted and that she was going to set up a fund dedicated to that purpose. She never actually did it but I still want to do that for her.
The plans are therefore to have a viewing Tuesday, mainly for family and perhaps a few close friends that are here in the Neck. Later she will be cremated and at some point when I can handle it, I will spread her ashes here in the area between the house and the creek that she loved.
Definitely not in 2020, hopefully in better times, we will have that wake somewhere in Fairfax County of Northern Virginia. It will not literally be a “wake” but rather a celebration of her life, closer to more of friends and family.
Please do not feel offended by my delay in putting this out. I have given it a lot of thought, I know this would be what she would have wanted and for the record this is what I want as well. I will miss her greatly, am not handling this well so far but in time, will heal at least to a point.
With love and hope