Verlie Patrick

Obituary of Verlie Evelyn Patrick

Verlie Evelyn Patrick (née Morrison) passed away December 15th, 2023, while at home with her family. Verlie was born on August 29, 1934, in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of Evelyn and Albert Morrison.  She was a graduate of Manchester High School in Connecticut. 

She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Stanley S. Patrick; daughter, Michelle Verlie Patrick Tillis of Juno Beach, FL and her husband Rich Miller; son, Steven Timothy Patrick of Wildwood, Georgia and his wife Kirisa (Smith) Patrick; grandchildren, Payton Tillis, Katelyn Tillis, Gabriel Patrick, Nevaeh Patrick, and Ellie Patrick; and by her brother, Robert Morrison and many nieces and nephews. 

Verlie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She and Stan cherished their experiences throughout the U.S. and Spain prior to settling down to build a home and raise their family in Columbia, SC. Verlie pursued many passions throughout her life, enjoying singing in the choir at Windsor United Methodist Church, tending to the flowers and birds in her gardens and dancing on the shore of Lake Wateree. She especially took great pride and enjoyment in creating and sharing her paintings with family and friends.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at South Carolina Oncology and MSA Hospice for the compassionate care and support they provided. A special heartfelt thank you is extended to dear family friend Lindsey Macchio, whose assistance, friendship and comfort continues to be invaluable.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 6, at the Windsor United Methodist Church, with reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in Verlie's memory be made to the Windsor United Methodist Church at 9500 Windsor Lake Boulevard, Columbia SC 29223, or online at


Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Windsor United Methodist Church
9500 Windsor Lake Blvd
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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