Patricia Mattox Winfree

GRAFTON - Patricia Mattox Winfree, 54, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003. A lifelong Newport News resident, she was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and a 1967 graduate of Newport News High School. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyne Mattox. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Modar and her husband, Paul, of Newport News and Sherri Leanne Winfree of Grafton; her father, George Mattox and his wife, Nancy Stewart Mattox; sister, Dorothy Cash and her husband, Gene, of Greenville; brother, Raymond M. Mattox and his wife, Cheryl, of Newport News; four grandchildren, Mallory, Emily, Lindsay and Wyatt; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and close friends. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her father, George Mattox. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Lawrence Biermann Jr.
Published in the Daily Press from 8/20/2003 - 8/21/2003.

Sherry, Emily and Family,
My heart goes out to you all. It is never easy to let go of someone we hold on to so dearly and it is never easy to say the right thing at a time like this I would just like to let you know that I would be glad to help you in any way that I can. If there is anything that I can do please do not hesitate to call. May God touch all of your hearts and help ease the pain.
Sindi, Ricky, Meagan and Seth
Sindi Grubbs (Newport News, VA )
August 22, 2003
Sherry and Angie,
I just wanted you to know that I am sorry for your loss. I remember you from the Youth Department at Parkview Baptist Church. I know that you loved your Mother as much as Pat loved you and your children. Remember the happy times that you had with her, and her love for you.
Darleen Jones (Hampton, VA )
August 22, 2003
Our family has known Pat and family for a long time.  She went to Newport News High with Mike and Tim.  She and the girls were our neighbors for a good while.  I'm glad I met Pat and Sherry recently.  She wanted to show pictures of her grandbabies although she really felt bad.  Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
Joyce Joyce and family
Joyce Joyce (Newport News, VA )
August 22, 2003
You are in our thoughts and we are praying that the Lord will comfort your family during this difficult time. We hope it helps to know that others care and are praying that our friend Pat is at peace.
Everyone from Pat's EDL family sends their deepest sympathies.
Greg and Marie Goble
Greg and Marie Goble (Yorktown, VA )
August 21, 2003
Pat's Family,
We are sad to hear of her death.
Richard/Alice Moore (Danville, VA )
August 21, 2003
Pat was a good friend of mine for nearly 8 years. She and I worked together and shared many heartfelt conversations, as well as much laughter. She was a kind a compassionate person who loved her family very much.
Sherry and Angie, I'm sure you know that you and your children were the most precious gifts in her life. There was never a day that she didn't mention one of her "grandbabies" as she called them, and she loved to share many stories of them with me. She was very proud of you girls and the closeness you shared with her was always very evident.
Take some comfort in knowing that you did everything in your power to make her last days as comfortable as possible. One of the last times I spoke with her, she confided in me that she didn't know what she would have done without her girls.
Always keep your own special memories of her close to your heart and she will always be with you.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Nancy Reel
Nancy Reel (Yorktown, VA )
August 20, 2003
Angie, Sherry, George and Ray,
Pat was a wonderful, caring person that always had a kind word. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Find comfort in knowing she is in a better place and has been reunited with those that have gone before her. I cherish the talks we had over the years and the times we had as children growing up.
Remember the good times you had with her as will I. Those times at the river, being pulled on the tube!!!!
Lettie Jo Ann Wiseman (Newport News, VA )
August 20, 2003