Patricia “Tricia” Neal Johnston Stinnett, 88, of Millboro, Virginia passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022, at her home, surrounded by family.

She was born in Roanoke, Virginia, the daughter of the late Russell and Helen McNeal Johnston of Salem, Virginia. She graduated from Richmond Professional Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1955 and went on to earn a Master of Education from the University of Norther Colorado. Patricia had a long, successful career as a high school teacher for over 25 years, where she taught marketing and fashion merchandising. She retired in 1998 from Annandale High School in Virginia. She loved teaching and her students, many of which stayed connected with her for many years after they graduated.

Patricia and Eddie were married for 64 loving years and had a beautiful marriage and relationship.  Eddie was the most important person in her life and never wanted to be apart from him. They shared a life and love that was marveled by all who knew them. She adored her two children, David and Laura, and always put family first.  She was a true example of a model wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.

Patricia loved life, was always happy and had the most beautiful, contagious smile that would light up any room. She was endeared by many friends throughout her life and enjoyed going shopping, meeting friends for lunch and spent many hours talking on the phone to friends and family in the later years of her life.

She is survived by her husband Eddie Wilson Stinnett, DDS (retired), children, David Wilson Stinnett of Millboro, Virginia, Laura Stinnett Spitnale (Scott) of Keedysville, Maryland, grandchild Grant Taylor (Brenna) of Keedysville, MD, sister Karen Neal Johnston of Fairfax, Virginia, sister-in-law, Audrey Unger Frazier (Louis) of Lynchburg, Virginia and brother-in-law, Rodney Stinnett, MD (retired) (Melissa) of Sky Valley, Georgia. She was predeceased by sister, Joan Johnston Dorsey of Salem, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millboro Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 295, Millboro Virginia, 24460.

 

11 Comments

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
    Sending our deepest condolences,

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  2. Eddie, David & Laura,

    Sending all our love, prayers and strength during this time. Patricia was so loved by all and always had a smile on her face. She was always like a Mom to Shannon & Kim.

    We have so many fond memories in Mill Creek Park in Annandale, Va.

    Love, Shannon, Kim & Chloe Hunt and Garvin, Gombert Family

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  3. Lord , Hear our prayers for the entire family that we know Mama Stinnett is in your Loving Gracious and Peaceful Healed Arms, but on earth WE ALL miss her more than words could convey! Her smile lite up every room and filled every heart with her light that shines still today! Never gone , never forgotten! RIP Tricia God gained a Beautiful Angel in His Chior ✝️

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  4. It is with great sadness that I learned of Pat’s death. I remember visiting her and Eddie at their home in Bath County. She had the most beautiful smile. My condolences to Eddie and her children.

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  5. So many memories with Mrs Stinnett, she was a most wonderful lady and teacher! The word Aqua comes to mind, her accent gave it a fun spin; one particular school NYC trip at Norma Kamali’s; and the fashion shows at Jefferson High school (TJHS, ❤) . I can still hear her voice, “always smile and kill ’em with kindness… ” How very lucky was I to have had her in my life! Thoughts are with Dr Eddie, their children, and other family members.

    Sincerely,
    Kristina Larson
    Richmond, VA

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  6. May God confirt you during this time. I was a TJ Class of 85 graduate that took Fashion. Ms. Stinnett was awesome! She took a bunch of 16 year old girls to NYC!! She was always smiling, always wore her heels and I loved her accent!

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  7. Rest In Peace Mrs. Stinnett. Your style, intelligence, warmth and grace influenced my life in so many ways. I will be forever grateful to have been one of your students.

    Coco Chanel said, “ A woman should be two things, classy and fabulous.” You were just that and everything a strong Independant person wanted to be! Love and healing to your family. May they be comforted by your beautiful memory!

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  8. Patricia was the sweetest most sincere and beautiful sister- in law anyone could have. She was a great educator of young folks and a good mother. She was a great conversationalist and enjoyed discussing many topics. May God rest her soul.

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  9. Our hearts go out to Eddie, David and Laura during this very sad time. Trisha was a dear, sweet friend, who was a ray of sunshine in the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. We are deeply saddened to lose her and send our heartfelt condolences to her family.

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  10. We send our deepest condolences to Eddie, David and Laura. Patricia was a wonderful lady and a dear sweet friend. She was a ray of sunshine in the lives of everyone who was fortunate to know her. We are deeply saddened by her passing and send our heartfelt sympathy to Eddie and her family.

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  11. We were very sorry to hear about the passing of Pat, a friend and neighbor when she lived in Heritage Hunt. Our hearfelt sympathy to her husband Ed Stinnett and family.
    Dick and Adrienne Mehl

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