Patricia A. “Pat” Burns (nee Clarkson) - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia A. “Pat” Burns (nee Clarkson)

August 25, 1952 - January 21, 2020

Patricia A. “Pat” Burns (nee Clarkson), passed away January 21, 2020 surrounded by family.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA on August 25, 1952, she was the second oldest of nine children to the late John and Marilyn Clarkson (Gager).  Patricia worked many years as a waitress at a restaurant that she later purchased and owned for over 20 years in Philadelphia called “Pat’s All American”. She had a very successful business before selling and moving to Delaware in the 90’s with her family, where she dedicated her life to her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Clarkson; grandson, Anthony Burns; and son-in-law, Dave Schmidt.  She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Raymond; her four children, Raymond (Tara), David (Victoria), Dawn Schmidt, Kristy Deaton (CJ).  Patricia was the second oldest of nine siblings; John Clarkson, Debbie Clarkson, Karen Clarkson, Daniel Clarkson, Christine Kohlyer (Clarkson), Ronald Clarkson, and Robert Clarkson.  She was a devoted grandmother to 11 grandchildren, Raymond Burns, Dustin Burns, Grace and David Burns, Kaitlyn Cassidy, Haley and Aliyah Schmidt, Yusef Moustafa, and Alivia and Reese Deaton. Patricia will be sadly missed by her five great-grandchildren, Shannon, Braeden, Emmett, Chase and Sarah. Several family members who have passed away and paved the road she has now taken will receive Patricia with open arms.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, January 27, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.


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14 Condolences for Patricia A. “Pat” Burns (nee Clarkson)

  • I’m so sorry for the loss of my beautiful cousin Patty RIP. To all the Burns Clarkson family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sad sad day to lose such a beautiful person inside & out 💔😢


  • God Bless and Keep you Patty……
    2nd Corinthians 5: 7, 8 For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident,I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    God bless the Burns family.

  • Pat was a good,caring boss. She always saw the best in everyone. She made going to work a joy. I enjoyed the times we rode to work during snow storms. She will always be in my heart. Prayers to the family.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I knew Mrs. Burns since I was 4. She was like my second Mom, she will be deeply missed. Sending love and prayers to the family. My heart is broken.

  • We are very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

  • R.I.P Pat there is a lot people waiting to see you in heaven its awesome knowing you guys for about 45 50 years lol you and Gail have been apart of our family for a long time can you say to everyone in heaven for me until i seen you all again love Mike to Gail and the family im so sorry for ur loss i know it all to well you will always have Pat in your ❤

  • It’s a very sad time for us all. Pat was a good person and a hard worker. I worked with her for several years at Super Fresh. She taught me so much about the office and front end. We will miss you. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  • Rip Aunt Pat
    You will truly be missed by so many I know we didn’t see each other often but I truly loved you and have always looked up to you and Uncle Gail.. Please give my mom a great big hug for me.. I Love you.. 💗

  • Patty, will be missed dearly, she was a great lady! My prayers and my heart are with the family. I’ll always remember my cousins voice, she had the softest voice, one I will never forget.

  • Sorry for your loss Ronnie and Danny your will be in my prayers. Dan Dwyer

  • Sorry for your loss Ronnie and Danny your will be in my prayers. Dan Dwyer

  • Heartfelt wishes to your family in this sad time …she was a kind and giving women everyone who knew her loved her… Much love debbie rodgers

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I have many memories of her from Super Fresh and the one thing that stands out the most is her sweet smile. I pray that her family will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.