Patricia Lorraine Dilworth was born to her parents, Ruby and Curtis Meeks on September 26, 1953 in Denver, Colorado. She was the second child born to thus union and was raised with her siblings, Kevin, Curtis, Diane and Darlene.
As a child, Patricia was very protective of her little brothers. She enjoyed singing, listening to music, dancing, skating, and laughing. She was a joyous young lady who loved to do hair and makeup.
Patricia’s family moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she received her primary, secondary and tertiary education. While attending Martin Luther King High School, she met Freeman Dilworth, they were joined in holy matrimony on September 26, 1965 at Zion Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. They were later blessed with the birth of their children, Anita, Patricia, LaTonya and Tiamike.
Patricia furthered her education by attended college at Jefferson City College in 1975. She then continued her education at CU Boulder. She later attended the University of Denver where she received a master’s degree in Phlebotomy. She would go on to have a very successful career working as a lead Phlebotomist at Florence Medical Center.
Later in life she was blessed with addition of her grandchildren, Brittney Velasquez, Patrick Booker, Martice B. Mosby, Nefayturia A. Bennitt, Eric Booker, Symfanie Monroe Johnson, Erin Cater and Brandon A. Robinson. To them, she was affectionately known as Ms. Jackson, Gigi or Mother Love.
She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she devoted her life to serving the Lord.
In her free time, Patricia enjoyed cooking, spending time with her best friend and daughter, LaTonya Divine Truth Davis and spending time with her family.
She will be best remembered for her stylish attire, unique look, and kind spirit. Her children recall how precious and loving she was. She wanted the best for her children, was willing to make any sacrifice to make sure that they were financially sound. She also ensured to teach them values. She had an open mind and taught them that failure was never an option. She often said, “water your spiritual garden, always keep your head up, always smile and never let them see you sweat”. She will truly be missed.
Patricia passed away on January 7, 2023. Those left to cherish her memory include Curtis Meeks, LaTonya Davis, Anita Dilworth, Patricia M. Dilworth, Tiamike L. Wells, and Kristofer C. Davis.