Blevins, Patricia Gail

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Patricia Gail Blevins, 69, of Elliston, Va., peacefully completed her earthly journey and joyfully went home on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Pat was a beacon of love and hope to everyone she met therefore her passing is not a time of sorrow, but rather a celebration of a life well lived.

Despite a challenging childhood, Pat never dwelled on the past, but lived each day as if it were a fresh start. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Pat during her 69 years. Those include: live each day positively; project love; treat everyone equally and respectfully; work hard; be playful and laugh; and keep life simple enjoying the small things, such as the first snow, a blooming flower, and the love of a stray cat.

Left to live her example is her loving husband of 24 years, David Blevins; daughter, Melissa Aldridge and her husband Fred; two stepsons, Shaun David Blevins Sr. and wife Jessica, and Adam Daniel Blevins; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Miller; and three brothers, George, Phil and Ronald.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Lay Pastor Carl McDaniel will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 2840 Electric Rd. Suite 106A Roanoke, VA 24018. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting