She was born in Gainesville, Fla., on Dec. 12, 1950, to the late Elisha Griffis and Irene Woods Griffis. Patricia was raised in Union County, where she graduated from Union County High School in 1970. After high school, Patricia began working at Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny, Fla.
While working for the hospital, she met the love of her life, Max Raulerson. They married on Dec. 31, 1976, and moved to Moniac, where they have resided for many years. She continued her education at Lake City Community College and earned her associate’s degree in mental health. Patricia loved helping people and enjoyed her career at the hospital. She retired after 35 years of service as a supervisor.
In 1987, Patricia and Max had a daughter they named Jessica. They both enjoyed being parents and loved raising their daughter. Patricia loved her family and enjoyed working on crafts. She enjoyed making jewelry, sewing, wood working and making her home beautiful with home décor.
Her loving husband of 36 years, Max Raulerson, went to be with her in Heaven on Friday, June 27, shortly after her passing.
Patricia is survived by her loving daughter, Jessica Irene Raulerson of Moniac; her brothers, Roger and Earl (Edith) Griffis, both of Lake Butler, Fla.; and her sisters, Peggy Griffis of Jackson, Miss., and Susan (Lloyd) Roark of Lake City, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastor Randall Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Brown Cemetery in Starke, Fla. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the funeral home.
The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, 250 North Lowder St., Macclenny, Fla. 32063; (904) 259-5700.
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