Mary Sue (Arnett) Patrick
Mary Sue (Arnett) Patrick passed away peacefully on January 7th, 2018 at the age of 91. She lead a life fully dedicated to her family, church family and her community. She was born on February 23, 1926 in Salyersville, KY. The daughter of Vance and Cynthia (Salyer) Arnett. She was the 7th out of 9 children. She is survived by her loving grandson, Jason and his wife Sarah, their children, Kennedi and Jack Milkey of Chelsea, Michigan; granddaughter, Aria Reid Frost of Skandia, Michigan; devoted niece, Gail and her husband Mike Griffith of Salyersville; a sister, Cynthia Ann of Salyersville; a brother-in-law Halbert Patrick; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends, and a loving church family. Mary Sue was preceded in death by her adoring husband Thomas, their devoted daughter whom they loved with their whole hearts, Vickie Lou Patrick Milkey, and a grandson, Michael Reid. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Dana, Jewel Mae, Imogean, Thressel, Maston Boyd, Louise, and Forest.
On September 5th, 1942 she married the love of her life, Thomas Harold Patrick. They were happily married for more than 70 years. Together, they lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan for many years while she worked at the University of Michigan and Thomas worked in the automotive industry.
Always missing Kentucky, they retired and returned to their roots in Salyersville. Neither Mary Sue nor Thomas could say enough about their love of Kentucky, their great community and their church. They were members of Licking River Baptist Church for many years. Mary was baptized there in 1939, and her prayers of having Thomas join her regularly were later answered and he was baptized there in 1997.
Anyone who ever met them knew that they were special people. They were well loved by many, including strangers. They both had kind, loving spirits that were like magnets. They both tried to fill each day with kindness. Mary Sue tried to fill everyone she met with her great cooking. Their southern hospitality was truly unforgettable.
It's hard to talk solely about Mary Sue without following it with Thomas because they were one another’s rocks, they were each other’s partners in crime, the loves of each other’s lives. To imagine their reunion would bring a smile to anyone who knew them.
The family and friends of Mary Sue will greatly miss her. Visitation will be at the Magoffin Funeral Home on Wednesday January 10th from 4-8pm and funeral service officiated by Pastor Richard Greene will follow on Thursday, January 11th at 11am. Burial will take place directly after the service at Roark Cemetery at Burning Fork. Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.