Patricia Marie “Patty” Rolston, 71, was born on December 8, 1950. Patty passed away peacefully listening to Frank Sinatra, on December 26, 2021.
Patty was a devoted Christian, unafraid, welcoming her time to walk with the Lord, as well as a chance to again dance with her daughter, Michelle, in heaven.
Patty was adopted by Norm and Doris Raupp. She grew up in the Farmington Hills area with her brothers, Skip, Fred, and Larry, and her sister, Jean. She later married and had two children, Cory, and Michelle, whom she loved and adored.
Patty was a kindhearted, simple soul. She enjoyed monthly calls from her niece, Brenda, who was able to recall many fond memories growing up with Patty. In more recent years, Patty was known as an angel, by everyone she spoke to, including her closest friend, Alice. Alice and Patty were more than friends. They were each other’s strength and comfort, bringing everyday laughter, support, and a sense of love to each other’s lives. Patty lived every day with a smile on her face. While her smile was radiant and contagious, it became electrified as thoughts of shopping would fill her mind. She was a true shopaholic at heart.
Patty enjoyed the simple moments in life that are easily taken for granted in our fast-paced society such as, sitting in a lawn chair outside in the summer watching/ listening as the sun went down, laughter with friends, phone calls from her niece, Brenda, watching seasons come and go, or sorting jewelry with her bestie, Alice. Patty took the moments that most are moving too fast through and turned them into moments she adored and found purposeful.
A special THANK YOU goes out to Kristi Webber for providing amazing support to Patty over the past few years. Through her mental illnesses, Kristi provided support and encouragement which helped Patty to live happily, in a loving environment. There is no doubt Patty felt loved and needed while in Kristi’s care. Thank you to Sue Petee, and Emily Shirley at NCCMH for their efforts in helping to coordinate services/ community resources for Patty. Without the support/effort of Sue, Emily, and Kristi, Patty may not have been able to reach such a mentally freeing, peaceful, happy again, time in her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nelson Funeral Home to assist with cremation expenses for Patty.
“Take a lesson from Patty, smile daily and find TRUE happiness in everyday simple motions.”
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.