Patricia Ann Browder, affectionally known as “Pat and Trish”, was the sixth child born to Mr. & Mrs. Emmett J & Hattie Mae Browder on December 18, 1948, in Clanton, AL.
Patricia received her primary education from The Chilton County Public School System and graduated early with honors. Patricia was a member of the first group of African American girls to attend nursing school at Chilton County Hospital. Patricia lived in Clanton Alabama until the early 1970's where she developed many friendships during this period of her life and many of them remained lifetime relationships. She accepted Christ at an early age at the Union Baptist Church, Clanton AL under the pastorate of Rev. Nelson H. Smith. She relocated to Columbus in 1971. She became a founding member of the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church under Bishop Fred L. Marshall where she served as Lead Vocalist of the Inspirational Choir and as the first Superintendent of the Sunday School. Patricia was employed by the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services in the clerical division and as a Certified Home Child Care provider. She was one of the first Daycare Providers in the Sullivant Gardens Community. She cared for several children throughout her life until her health began to decline. Patricia loved cooking, styling hair, sewing, telling jokes, dancing, walking, nurturing children and working in her church. Patricia was a selfless woman; she was always willing to assist so many. She loved all styles of music and had a beautiful voice. She often could be found singing gospel songs and hymns of faith. In the 1970’s and 80’s you could find her at “Club Faces” appearing on Les Brown’s Radio Show which aired on WVKO as “TV MOMMA”. At the end of each dance competition, "TV MOMMA" was always the last one standing!!
Patricia made her transition early Tuesday morning December 7, 2021, at the Hospice & Palliative Care in Mooresville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett J & Hattie Mae Browder; brother, James Earl; sisters, Glenda Marie Smith and Joyce Elaine Hall; and God-Sister, Gladys Jones- Tinsley.
She is survived by one daughter; Valarie Walker- Gist (Alvin), Mooresville NC; one son, Gregory Browder of Columbus; seven grandsons; Victor II, Versean & Vy’Ronte Walker, Aldrick Gist, Gregory Jr, John Wright & Chris Browder; five granddaughters, Vanisha Walker, G’Andrea, Genisha, Genia & Benisha Wright; 30 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Barbara Smith of Pickerington and Sonya Browder of Columbus; four brothers, Alvin Browder of Montgomery AL, Earnest (Delores)Browder, Napoleon Browder and Omica Perez Williams Browder all of Columbus; three aunts, Gladys Turpin of Birmingham AL, Ruth Trice of Las Vegas NV, Kay Frances Booker of Springhill MA; two uncles, Gene Browder of Verbena AL and Norman Browder of Atlanta GA; special son, Victor Walker Sr; special daughter, Belinda Wright; special cousins, Roberta Roller & Rochelle Johnson-Dillard; special nephew, Ronald Browder; special nieces, Peactrial , Nicole & Christina Browder; godchildren, Angela Price, Cathy Campbell & Pastor Harry Jones; special Friends, Bishop Fred L. and Evangelist Mollie Marshall, Bishop Nathaniel Jordan, Justina Williams, Brenda Ware, Phyllis Dickerson, Chelsey (Cookie) Bankston, Denise Dickerson & Carol Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and children that she has cared for over the years.
Home-going Celebration 11AM Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Smyrna Baptist Church, 1650 Wilson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43207. Family will receive friends 10AM until time of service. Interment, Eastlawn Cemetery, 1401 Woodland Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43219. Arrangements by SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, M. L .Smoot, Director, 614-444-1GOD(463).
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