Patricia Ann Erving, was born April 6, 1951 in Drew, MS to Zackery Erving and Margaret Lucille Boyles. Her family affectionately called her “Ann”. Her mother moved her family to Toledo, OH in 1953 where they remained for many years. The family joined Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church where Patricia confessed her belief in Christ and was baptized at the age of 12, she also expressed her love of singing with the Youth Choir.
Patricia was educated in the Toledo School system, and she attended Scott High School. Being a proud “Bulldog,” she participated in many activities and talent shows. Patricia worked in the healthcare field until she gained employment with Ford Motor Company. Throughout her years at Ford, she was promoted from production line worker to become the first African- American female supervisor in that plant. In 1985 she transferred to the Sharonville plant which resulted in her moving to Cincinnati, OH. Patricia was employed with Ford Motor Company for 32 years. She took an early retirement to fulfill a longtime dream of becoming a nurse. Her most recent employment was with the Twin Lakes Rehabilitation Center until her health prompted her leaving.
Patricia genuinely loved the Lord and was honored to be a good and faithful servant unto Him. She was a member of The City of Promise Church in Fairfield, OH under the leadership of Bishop Gary G. Hayles. She was licensed to Preach the Gospel under Bishop Hayles and ordained on June 5, 2016. She served faithfully in the Music Ministry and led David’s Army Ministry. Pastor Ann served Bishop Hayles as his Executive Pastor and the City of Promise Church as Pastor of Family Care.
Patricia was married to Perry Lamont Edmond in 1968 and to their union was born a son and daughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, William Murdock, Sr.; dearest friend, Christine Crenshaw.
Patricia leaves to celebrate her life; son, Perry Edmond Jr. of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Eboni Edmond; grandson, Peter (Bobbie) Betts; granddaughter, Pearson Betts, all of Dayton; sisters, Beatrice (Wilbert) Morris and Shirley (Dale) DeGroat; brothers, Herman Erving, Calvin Parker, and William (Sharon) Murdock Jr., all of Dayton; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, stepsons, Anthony and Tim Sledge, uncles, aunts, cousins, and close friends.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday, November 10, at Freedom Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 6540 N. Main Street. Visitation 10 am until time of service. Interment Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
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