Patricia Rutland Cathcart

A Tribute to the Life of Patricia Rutland Cathcart
September 19, 1944 –November 22, 2012

On Nov. 22, 2012, Patricia Rutland Cathcart entered her eternal home. Patricia was a life-long member of Greenbrier United Methodist Church. She grew up in the Greenbrier-Rion Community and lived here until her marriage, when she moved to Winnsboro. Even then, she maintained her ties with the community and the church until her death.

While growing up she took part in all the church’s activities and as an adult she assumed a leadership role in the governance of the church, serving on committees and holding positions of responsibility.

Patricia was also a member of the United Methodist Women’s Organization, having just recently assumed the position of treasurer of the organization.

As a career, Patricia chose one of the noblest professions. She graduated the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and following Jesus’ command in Luke 9:2, “Go and heal the sick,” she became a nurse, a profession she was devoted to her entire life. During her tenure of 45 years, she worked in all areas of health care and at her death was a night supervisor at Palmetto Health Baptist.

Patricia was civic minded. For years she was a member of the Amateur Garden Club and the Jaycee Wives’ Club, whose goals were to make the County a prettier and better place to live. Each year she took part in the Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Walk for Life to help find a cure for cancer. She visited the nursing homes and the homes of the mentally challenged, carrying treats to brighten up their lives.

Her career of service extended to all who needed a helping hand. Her influence on the lives of her friends, patients and community will long be felt and remembered.

Now Be It Resolved:

That we feel a great loss at her passing;

That we extend to her family our deepest sympathy;

That we give a copy of this tribute to her family,

record a copy in the minutes of this meeting March, 10, 2013

and give a gift to Epworth Children’s Home in her memory.

– Submitted by the Greenbrier United Methodist Women

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