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Patricia Elvinia Crostic Haley

Patricia Elvinia Crostic Haley

May 19, 1937 - Dec 25, 2020

Patricia Elvinia Crostic Haley

May 19, 1937 - Dec 25, 2020

Obituary

Patricia Elvinia Crostic Haley, Passed into God’s hands on December 25, 2020. Patricia was born on May 19, 1937 on a farm on Ironbridge Road in Chesterfield County Virginia, to Hunter and Viola Crostic (both deceased). She was raised with farm animals, dogs and cats that she loved. She was a sister to Charles Hunter Crostic, JR, (deceased), Juanita Poulston (Horace), Carol Hyatt (Casey-deceased), Sandra Wyatt, and Diane King (Sonny). She was a wonderful Mother to Susan (Suzy Haley) Eubank (Cliff) and beloved grandmother to Adam Eubank (Margaret) and Jeremy Eubank (Candice), and great grandmother to twins, Roman and Drake, as well as her many nieces, nephews and a special high school friend. Patricia was a graduate of Thomas Dale High School. She married Powell Haley in 1958 after meeting him at a Manchester Barn Dance while he was in the army, stationed at Ft. Eustis. After a honeymoon in Texas and Mexico, they lived in Virginia briefly but moved to Dallas Texas where Powell continued his education and where they lived until 1964 when they returned to Chesterfield and settled in to raise their daughter. Although separated for many years, they maintained contact and Powell will tell you that she was the love of his life. Patricia started out as a Kelly Girl and began a long banking career until she retired from Capital One in 2008. To her young co-workers at Capital One she was fondly referred to as Project Pat which tickled her (and her grandsons) immensely. She loved to travel in the family camper with her husband and daughter and always planned an annual family vacation, traveling across the United States with regular visits to her husband’s Texas and Florida families, as well as summer weekends at the beach or in the mountains as the family enjoyed boating, scuba diving, water skiing and snow skiing. Pat was a proficient water skier but felt lucky to get down the slopes without a wipe out! Sissy loved vanilla ice cream, the color blue and emeralds- her birthstone. She liked to sing and she wrote songs and had them recorded. Her father had a saying “What do you think I am, a Steam Engine Jackass?” and she took that phrase and turned it into a country song. She retired the first time in 1996 and joined Powell on the road as a long-haul truckers, companion. She was proud that she had visited or passed through 47 states. She also traveled abroad with her sister Diane as travel companion when they ventured to the Caribbean, England, Ireland and Scotland. Pat took photographs constantly, loved to put together scrap books for her grandchildren and left behind a photo journal that chronicles her life, her loves, her travels, and the lives of her child, her grandchildren and her many, many pets. Nannie was devoted to her grandsons and was there to fill in for her daughter and son-in-law while they traveled out of town with their careers. She rarely missed either grandsons’ sporting events especially football games and chauffeured them to and from school, activities and practices. She was their biggest fan and an important part of their lives as she helped raise them. Nannie was so proud of the men they have become. Her grandsons lovingly nicknamed her El Nino as she could be fierce when things did not go her way or she felt that you had crossed her. Pat was not a prolific cook but what she made she did really well but not if she could help it. She made Halloween and Christmas a special time for her young family. She loved to dress up for Halloween and decorated every room with something festive for the Christmas Holidays. Sissy loved all animals and would never turn away a stray cat or a dog in need. With her husband, she raised a baby squirrel he had rescued, found in the aftermath of a Texas forest fire and Snoopy the squirrel lived out his life as a family member, in a treehouse in the backyard or sleeping in a shoebox nest, by her bed. She will be greatly missed for her silly dance moves and unique attitude toward life. The neighborhood cats will miss her feeding them daily and housing them in a series of garage beds, a shed equipped just for stray cats and bowls of food and water all over her yard. But more than anything, Mama would want donations in her memory to go to the SouthSide SPCA, PO Box 66, Meherrin VA 23954 (434)736.9595. https://southsidespca.org or info@southsidespca.org.  There will never be a mother or grandmother who gave so much of herself and thought so little of ever receiving anything in return. She will live in our hearts and will be thought of fondly and often. A Memorial Service is planned for Spring 2021, and will be announced on the Morrisett Funeral Home website www.morrissett.com

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