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Patricia “Pat” Ann Samuel Ethier, 73, of Beaufort, South Carolina, died Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2020, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Alban Edward “Ed” Samuel II and the late Marian Smith Samuel. Pat was an active member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort where she was a member of the Agape Sunday School Class. She retired after almost 30 years with Civil Service as an Environmental Hazard Technician. Pat retired to spend time and help her two grandsons. She enjoyed traveling, puzzles, bird watching, cooking, and eating. Pat’s favorite word was “rest” and she never knew a stranger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Melinda Samuel, and a brother, Alban Edward “Buddy” Samuel III.

Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Carey Weiland Cato and her husband, Joshua, and Ginger Weiland and her husband, Joshua Beisel; two grandsons, Lucas W. Cato and Travis P. Cato, and one sister, Kay Rogers Redrup and her husband, Jim.

A memorial service will be held at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, October 30, 2020, at The Baptist Church of Beaufort conducted by the Reverend Landon Collins. Interment will be private.

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  1. David Carter Family says:

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time. May happy memories bring you peace.
    Love ,
    The Carters

  2. Amy Henry says:

    One of the nicest people you could ever meet! She will definitely be missed! Our family feels so lucky to have known her. She would always help out with robotics after school and the kids absolutely loved her!!! She was always so sweet to all of them. We love you Ms. Pat!

    The Henrys

  3. Theresa Watson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Melinda and Ginger and families, You all are in my prayers. Love you my friends!!!

  4. Rogowsky Family says:

    We are all sending prayers to all of you.

  5. Gays Rodgers says:

    The Samuel’s were like family to us. Pat was a gentle, loving and caring person. We will certainly miss Pat as well as her mother, my mother’s best friend. Kay, I am so sorry. We will be praying for you and the family to heal from your loss. Love to all, The Rodgers Family.

  6. Kay and Jim Redrup says:

    My sister Pat will be greatly missed and always loved. We know she’s rejoicing in heaven, but there is still pain and grief for those of us left behind. Pat loved Jesus and her family to the fullest. She was full of joy and laughter and always ready to brag (rightfully so!) about her 2 daughters, 2 son-in-loves, and 2 grandsons. I know we will have a beautiful reunion in Glory! Sadly, because of Covid, we will miss being there, but will be there in Spirit.
    Much love, Kay and Jim

  7. Anne Darby Mobley says:

    My heart is sadden by the loss of my sweet classmate. We had been friends since vacation bible school. My love and prayers to her family. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Luther A. Whitney says:

    My Dearest Cousin Pat & Family,
    Please know our Whitney Family has you all in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was such a great example of a caring and loving Southern Woman. I am shocked to hear of her death, but I know she
    is reunited with her loved ones in heaven. She was also a class mate of mine from Beaufort HIgh School Class of 1965. Blessings to all her friends and family, Alan & Misty Whitney

  9. B. J. Strickland says:

    Sending love and prayers to Melinda and Ginger and families. Losing your mama is not easy, but the memories will always be there; share them often. Pat always made this extended family member very welcome at Beasley reunions. I could always count on that big smile and arms open for a big hug. We loved sharing family stories, full of laughs and cackles…most about Lucas and Travis (I’ll never tell!) I’m sure she’s dancing on the clouds ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Janet Dyches Harter says:

    Pat you will always be remembered as a precious childhood and grammar, JRH, HS friend, and our fun times at the BCOB, Sunbeams, Sunday School…. you never complained Pat, always smiling, laughing, being funny .. you will greatly be missed Pat.. my prayers and love for your daughters, and grands, and host of friends to be comforted…God Bless…You rest now Pat…

  11. Bobby and Charlotte says:

    Melinda and Josh, sending love and prayers your way.

  12. Kathy Snell Caine says:

    Prayers for peace and comfort for all of Pat’s family and friends. She will always be remembered as a sweet, loving person with a ready smile, good hugs &a joke to tell. I know she has joined our other classmates and friends who have gone on to glory before us. May your faith, good memories family & friends sustain you through your grieving…

  13. Judy Brown Joyner says:

    Pat was a lifelong friend. We were in school from elementary,junior high and high school. She was a friend in The Baptist Church of Beaufort as we shared activities growing up! God blessed us with a great leadership and a special place to learn about the world. She will be missed by all the community and life long friends. Praying for her family!

  14. John Fallon says:

    Carey and Ginger, so sorry to read about your mom. May God give you comfort at this time. She was always a pleasure to know and had a ready smile.

  15. Tina Griggs says:

    Miss “Pat” was one of the sweetest, kindest and most thoughtful people I’ve ever known. I will greatly miss my movie and lunch buddy. Ginger and Melinda, I know your hearts are hurting, but I hope you have no doubts that the two of you as well as her grandsons were the lights of her life. She was so very proud of all of you. Sending lots of love and prayers to help comfort the hearts of all who love and are missing her.

  16. kaye Pinckney says:

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    Pat was so much fun. I remember visiting her at New Street where she had a live-in tiny dog with a very loud bark. Pat said it helped with her breathing issues. Her health problems didn’t slow her down, she was always ready for fun. And that she did. What a sweetheart. Didn’t see her much as adults, but she’s the kind of sweet person you need forget.

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