Pattie W. Minton

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, November 28, 2017

ROXOBEL, NC – Pattie Whitehead Minton, age 85, passed away on November 26, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side.

A native of Halifax County, Mrs. Minton was born on July 9, 1932 to Richard Samuel, Sr. and Eva Waters Whitehead in Scotland Neck, NC. Pattie was a Postmaster for the United States Postal Service for many years before retiring in 1992. She was a dedicated member of Sandy Run Baptist Church. Pattie enjoyed quilting, flowers, and napping on her couch. She loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren. Pattie cherished time spent with her family at Emerald Isle. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard Whitehead, Jr., and Charles Whitehead.

Pattie is survived by her husband, Carroll; two daughters, Kathryn Bazemore and husband Kenneth of Wendell, NC, and Myrna Goldberg and husband Jack of Roanoke Rapids, NC; one son, Stephen Minton and wife Shirl of Roxobel, NC; three grandsons, Aaron Bazemore of Little River, SC, Craig Minton of Raleigh, NC, and Ben Goldberg of Falls Church, VA; three granddaughters, Carroll Pate and husband Don of Selma, NC, Mallory Harris and husband Trent of Fuquay Varina, NC, and Emily Goldberg of Raleigh, NC; four great-granddaughters, Addison Bazemore, Emerson Bazemore, Olivia Pate, and Preston Harris; three great-grandsons, Colby Bazemore, Aidan Pate, and Bodie Harris; two brothers, Robert Whitehead and wife Sara of Henrico, NC, and Dan Whitehead and wife Bobbie of Ayden, NC; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Whitehead of Ahoskie, NC; and Barbara Whitehead of Tarboro, NC; and one brother-in-law, Gene Minton of Fuquay Varina, NC.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, November 28, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC, with Rev. HC Boschen, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made directly to Community Home Care & Hospice, 200 Green Street, Suite 203, Williamston, NC 27892 or Roxobel Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 54, Roxobel, NC 27872 or online by visiting, search/type Pattie Minton.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Minton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting