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Patricia Ann Day  

Patricia Ann “Patsy” Day

February 1, 1953 – November 27, 2018

Patricia “Patsy” (Cox) Day, 65, of Raleigh, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 after a 13 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer.

Born February 1, 1953 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of Joan (Patton) and the late Elwood Cox. Patsy was a concierge at Sunrise Senior Living for the past 23 years.

She graduated from Newark High School in 1971 and married the love of her life, Ernest Day, Sr., that same year. They raised four children in Townsend, Delaware and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996. Patsy was a loving “Mom-Mom” and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She was an incredible cook and gardener. Patsy would often be found enjoying life at her place at the beach or on the dance floor. She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and the memories they created together.

In addition to her father, Patsy was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Ernest Day, Sr. and her brother, Elwood “Woody” Cox, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Joan (Patton) Cox; sons, Ernie Day Jr., Greg Day (Christie), Jeff Day (Jessica); daughter, Allison Day-Rackley (Brian); sister, Linda (Cox) Hicks (Ron); and seven grandchildren, Preston, Kaeleigh, Saige, Caden, Tanner, Taylor and Bryson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N Dupont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patsy’s memory to any no kill animal shelter.

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  1. Susan Cole, December 3, 2018

    It is so hard to say goodbye to Pat. We became instant friends meeting at Tupelo Bay. Our husbands enjoyed playing golf together and we loved the beach. We loved going to the Gulf Stream to eat and Murrells Inlet to watch Pat line dance. Even her Mom would dance! Pat was so full of life. Could not ask for a better friend. Ernie ‘s passing was hard on Pat but she was a trooper. We always talked of going to the Christmas Shows together and this November we made it to 3 shows with her. Did not know she was on hospice until she arrived at the beach. Pat said she wanted to go out doing what she loved. Glad we had time with Pat before her passing. She was looking forward to Thanksgiving with her family and everyone coming to her house. In fact she was worried about getting her pepper jelly done which she did. Pat loved her family. She talked of her children, grandchildren, Mom and sister with love often. Pat rest in peace my dear friend. You will remain in our hearts forever.

    Ronnie and Susan Cole

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  2. Pearl Diehl, December 4, 2018

    To the family of Pat
    Prayers are with you at this time. What a lovely woman.
    I only met her for a short time a few summers ago and then you moved, she was a sweet person to everyone. Always doing many things with her children and grandchildren. So sorry for all of you. May knowing her and Ernie are together in Jesus’s arms, no more suffering, comfort you.

    With sincere sympathy, Pearl Diehl & Family

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  3. Anita and Kevin, December 4, 2018

    FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS ❤️
    We will always have our memories.
    Kevin and Anita

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  4. Joyce Logan, December 6, 2018

    I will always remember how kind you have been in all the years I have known you. We will deffinatly miss you, line dancing when you visited your mom and making me pepper jam that you just brought me when you were in Delaware last time. I think of you every time I eat it. Love you Patsy!

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  5. John Cox, December 8, 2018

    Rest in peace aunt pat you will be missed by all of us tell my father your little brother that we love him and miss him as you guys are rejoined in heaven Rip love J.c.

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  6. Jim and Mary Jane Bacon, December 9, 2018

    Allison,
    Our sincerest condolences are with you and your brothers. You and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers this past week. I will always remember your mom being so kind and hosting the Patriots pool party after our softball season. They were great times!!!

    Jim and Mary Jane Bacon

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    • Allison Day-Rackley, December 10, 2018

      Thank you so much, Jim & Mary Jane, Yes, those were the best times & memories from my childhood! We were so lucky to have grown up that way, so grateful. Love you all!

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