Patricia “Pat” Goetz Moak, age 54, passed away on October 31, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center peacefully from an extended illness. In honor of her request, a celebration of her life will be held at her home in Dahlonega on Saturday, November 7th from 1:00 to 4:00. The family will have a private memorial service in Seaside, FL.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. and Amelia J. Goetz, Patricia was born in St. Louis, MO on May 19, 1961. The Goetz family moved from St. Louis to Milwaukee and finally to Jackson, MS where Pat graduated from Callaway High School in 1979. During her high school years, Pat was active as a Callaway Chargette, Gayfer Girl, Tennis Team Captain, and intern to the Clarion Ledger. Pat went on to attend and graduate from the University of Mississippi in 1983 with a BBA in Marketing. While attending Ole Miss, she became a sister of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and participated in numerous activities on campus. Pat was chosen as the Sweetheart of the Fraternity of Delta Psi where she met the love of her life, her husband, Roger Alan Moak Sr.
Upon her graduation in 1983, Pat and her husband began their lives in Jackson MS, working as a bank teller and administrative assistant. Pat and Alan were blessed with their children, Roger Alan (R.A.) Moak, Jr in 1986, and Christopher Moak in 1989. In addition to caring for her children, Pat was actively involved in team tennis, Junior League of Jackson, First Baptist Madison Children’s Sunday School, and school activities. Pat’s creativity was fulfilled through her own Ceramic and Interior Art Business giving her great joy in fulfilling her passion of bringing joy to others. Pat’s other passions included cooking and hosting special occasions for family and friends.
After a move to Tampa, FL in 2004, the family relocated to Dahlonega, GA in 2010. Pat fulfilled those same passions of creating and giving, always putting others in front of herself. Her legacy is her husband, children, and the many friends that she touched over the years with her loving and full of life spirit. It was always about making memories for Pat.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Roger Alan Moak, Sr, her two sons, Roger Alan Moak, Jr. and Christopher Alexander Moak; two sisters, Gail Graham of St. Petersburg, FL and Mary L. Goetz of Sarasota, FL.
In great appreciation, the family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Northeast Georgia Hospice for their loving and wonderful care of Pat over the last several months. Memorials can be made to the Nobis Works Foundation, 1480 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30066-6014.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA is in charge of the arrangements.