OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Kelley Craig


Patricia Ann Kelley Craig, age 73, a resident of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Born on October 8, 1950, in Maury County, Tennessee, Patricia was the daughter of Pauline Sullivan Kelley and the late Roy Lee Kelley.

She dedicated several years to administrative work at Core Physicians. Patricia found joy in fishing, shopping, and cooking, and she shared her passion for music by singing with her three sisters. Above all, her greatest happiness came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Patricia was a member of House of Prayer Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Danny (Gina) Stricklin of Columbia, Brandon Stricklin of Columbia, sisters, Debra Baker of Columbia, Donna (Jimmy Dale) Whitley of Columbia, Betty (Wayne) Harvey of Mt. Pleasant, grandchildren, Kyndell (Isabella) Stricklin of Spring Hill, Autumn (Braxton) Teal of Spring Hill, Conner Fletcher Stricklin, great-granddaughter, Leighton Teal, best friend, Nancy Stanfill, and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Stricklin, second husband, Ronnie Craig, and son, David Lee Stricklin.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Home with Gary Bailey and Rick Points officiating. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Polk Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Josh Davidson, Jonathan Davidson, Len Harvey, Timmy Collins, Jerimy Kelley, Justin Whitley, and Daniel Baker.

Honorary pallbearers will include the members of House of Prayer Baptist Church and the doctors, nurses, and staff of Maury Regional Medical Center Critical Care Unit.


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