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Patty Jo Atkins

September 11, 1958 ~ June 6, 2020 (age 61)


Patty Jo Atkins, 61, alongside her longtime companion, James Archie LaRoche entered into her eternal peace, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Patty was the Daughter of the late, Frank Laurie Atkins & Betty Ann Woods Atkins who moved their family from Beaufort to Hilton Head Island in 1962.

She is survived by her daughter Rosa Lee Garrett (Mike) of Charleston, SC and Step-daughter Erin Renee LaRoche of Savannah, GA. Two grandsons and one granddaughter, which were her most precious love, Rhyan Keith Armstead, Dylan Lee Armstead & Sophie Winfield LaRoche. Her brother Frank Laurie Atkins, Jr. And two sisters, Regina Louise O’Connor & Joyce Ann Atkins of Hilton Head Island, SC.

Relatives & friends are invited to a celebration of life service at 11:00 am Monday, June 15, 2020 at Sauls Funeral Home Pavilion, as we continue to practice social distancing,  90 Simmonsville Rd., Bluffton, SC.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to charity: “To Write Love on Her Arms” in the name of Patty Jo Atkins. To Write Love on Her Arms - https://give.twloha.com/team/301448

Change – one of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.

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