Patricia Anne Sellers Featherston, 79, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018, at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, North Carolina. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dean Featherston; her older son, Robert Andrew Featherston; and her brother, Michael Lesesne Sellers. She is survived by her younger son, Michael Dean Featherston, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pat was born on January 11, 1939, in Cheraw, South Carolina, to Redmond and Audrey (Johnson) Sellers. She graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Pat was an insurance sales professional with American Family Life Assurance Company and Colonial Life. An avid bridge player, Pat was an American Contract Bridge League Life Master. She travelled extensively around the world with her husband, Dean, to places near and far, including Russia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. Pat had many beloved pets over the years and a special affinity for English Bulldogs. She was kind and generous in her support of the arts and many organizations in Salisbury, such as the Salisbury Symphony, Piedmont Players, The Waterworks Gallery, The Historic Salisbury Foundation, and The English Speaking Union. She was a longtime member at John Calvin Presbyterian Church and demonstrated her commitment to community through dedicated volunteerism, including service as the treasurer of the Rowan Regional Hospital Auxiliary Board and as a volunteer at the hospital gift shop. She was a founder of the Rowan County AIDS Task Force and member of several RAIN teams.
The family would like to thank the staff at both Novant Health Rowan Medical Center and the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House for the outstanding care that Pat received. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lyerly Funeral Home. The memorial service will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House or John Calvin Presbyterian Church.