Patricia “Patsy” King Dechent

March 18, 1946 - February 21, 2016
Patricia “Patsy” King Dechent

Patricia “Patsy” King Dechent, 69, of Wilmington passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter with her family at her side.

Patsy was born in Durham, NC on March 18, 1946.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Patrick and Irene McGrit King, and infant son, Thurston C. Davis III.

She is survived by her Husband Louis Claude “LC” Dechent Jr, two daughters: Tina Davis Anderson and husband Andy of Goose Creek, SC, and Kelly Davis Schwartzel of Leland, NC; grandchildren Caitlin Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Jonathan Anderson, Abbott Schwartzel, and Campbell Schwartzel.

Patsy retired as a Registered Nurse after 46 years of caring for others. She provided care at Wilmington SurgCare, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Cape Fear Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Patsy was a long time member of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon as well as the chair of several committees.

She made a lasting difference in every life she touched, and will be missed by everyone that knew her.

A Visitation will be held from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910.791.9099.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11am on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401, 910.762.9693, with a reception following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • February 23, 2016
    Michael & Dee Dee Mincey says:
    L C and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. May GOD'S love and grace be with all the family during this time and always.

  • February 26, 2016
    Tom Curley says:
    I have fond memories of working with Patsy @ Cape Fear Memorial Hospital back in the 70's and early 80's. She touched many lives...and will be missed.

  • February 25, 2016
    Sherry Deal & Paulette Simmons says:
    Your coworkers at Cape Fear remember you.

  • February 24, 2016
    Sandee Murray Spradley says:
    LC and family...I just read of Patsy's passing. A super lady that will be greatly missed. Lifting you all in prayer for peace and comfort.

  • February 24, 2016
    Sandee Murray Spradley says:
    LC and family...with sadness I just read about Patsy's passing. A super lady that will be truly missed. Lifting prayers for comfort and peace. She fought the fight!