Black 001Patricia Ann Bennett Black “Patsy”, 57, of Covington, Virginia died Friday, June 16, 2017 at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1959 in Alleghany County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Marion Splawn Bennett and Annie Grace Heavener Bennett.
She was employed as a secretary with Southern Erectors.
Patsy was a 1977 graduate of Alleghany High School. She was a loving mother & grandmother. She enjoyed life to its fullest.
She is survived by her son, Christopher Eugene Black & wife Mary Miller Black of Hot Springs, Virginia; grandchildren, Allan Sage Black, Parker Easton Black and Conner Eli Black all of Hot Springs; four brothers; Jerry Heavener of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Donnie Bennett & wife Mary Ann, Ronnie Bennett & wife Tammy and Richard Bennett & wife Denise all of Covington; and a Special Friend Reese Johnson of Covington, Virginia.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 19 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Shaver officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately after the services.


  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Patsy’s Family especially to Jerry Heavener who is our neighbor and friend.We worked with Patsy for several years.She was a cheerful person and she loved playing ball.Patsy we pray that you will Rest IN Peace.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Patsy! I only met her a few times through my Mother in Law Peggy Smith Ayers but she was always so kind!!!! My thoughts are with you!

  3. I am so sorry to hear this news and I just did hear this. My deepest sympathy to Gerald, Ronnie, Donnie and Ritchie and their families. Patsy will certainly be missed

  4. I’m so sorry to learn of Patsy’s passing but I’m glad she’s no longer suffering! We started 1st grade together at Falling Springs Elementary–that was before all the schools had kindergarten. Then we reconnected in Hot Springs years later and had some crazy times running around together. We both were bridesmaids in Debbie Wolfe Jones’ wedding. We always had a good time together and laughed continuously. Unfortunately over the years, we didn’t keep up with each other with growing families, divorces, etc. but I always loved Patsy as a good friend and enjoyed talking to her anytime our paths crossed. My love & sympathy to Chris, Mary, Allana, Parker and Conner! And to Ronnie (I miss seeing you at HMC in Monterey), Donnie, Richie and Jerry my sincere sympathy — I sorta know what you’re going through as I lost one of my brothers, Joel “Dean” Clifton, back in March of this year. I believe he & Donnie were in the same class/grade at Falling Springs. Much love to you all. I’m so sad that Patsy endured any pain in her lifetime and that she left this world too young. She was a good person and I know she loved those grandbabies. I wish I could’ve spoken to you all in person at the funeral but was unable to attend–I didn’t even know Patsy passed until the morning of the funeral when I talked to Mary. Love and prayers to you all as you adjust to life without your dear precious mom, mom-in-law, grandma and sister. Cherish your memories of Patsy–I know I will. Tina Susan (Clifton) Waybright


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