Patricia Lucille Canary, 71, of North Vernon, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at her residence.
Born September 17, 1948, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Leroy Lacey Sr. and Bertha (Beam) Lacey. She married Paul Canary on March 25, 1983, at the Vernon Courthouse in Vernon; he survives.
Patricia was a high school graduate and had several college credits. She was a homemaker and an ordained minister. Patricia was a member of Rush Branch United Methodist Church in Jennings County. She enjoyed singing gospel music and she loved serving her Lord. Patricia was very selfless and dearly loved by her family.
Surviving with her husband of 37 years, Paul, are her sons, Gary (Carol) Johnson of North Vernon and Jerry (Dawn) Johnson of Butlerville; brothers, Leroy Lacey Jr. and Earl Lacey, both of North Vernon; sisters, Delores Hibbard and Betty Hawkins, both of North Vernon; grandchildren, Jesse (Angel Harrod) Johnson, and Tasha (Steven Ruddick) Assmann, both of Butlerville, Marc (Cassie) Mikesell of Jefferson County, Morgan (Terry) Conway of Sellersburg, and Terrah (Joe) McHaley and Cassie (Jeremy) Owens, both of North Vernon; and great-grandchildren, Carson, Michael, Gabriel, Cordan, Kynlee, Leland, Lilah, Baylee, Krystal, Kylan, Tara, Braxton, Benny, Zander, and Andrew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jerry Andrew Johnson; brothers, Robert, Frank, James, Merle, Charles and Paul Lacey; and sister, Dorothy Combest.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020, in the Rush Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jennings County with the Rev. Laura Apostol and Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to help with expenses.
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