Patricia (Pat) Cummings Anderson, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, age 77, of Severna Park, Maryland, passed suddenly and of natural causes, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She was in the company of her loving husband of 59 years.
Born January 17, 1940 in Tarboro, NC to Zeb Conyers Cummings II and Mattie (Willie) Williams Cummings, she was married to Donald (Donn) Wayne Anderson, Sr, son of James Graydon and Nerie Rackley Anderson, on July 5th, 1958 in Tarboro, NC. Over their 59 years of marriage, Donn and Pat lived in Newport News, VA, Adelaide, South Australia, Bowie, MD, Laurel, MD, Arlington, VA and for the past 24 years, Severna Park, MD. She studied at Old Dominion University in Norfolk , VA. In her career as a banker, she rose to the position of Assistant Vice President and was well respected for her persistent attention to detail.
Pat is known by her friends and family for her genuine, loving and warm personality. She so often brought laughter into a room and was able to lend a listening ear when you really needed it. She prepared some of the most delicious meals anyone could imagine. As a sailor, she was always well known for hosting the best cockpit gatherings on her and Donn’s sailboat. A devoted Christian, she was active in her church, Redeemer Anglican Church of Annapolis.
She is survived by her husband Donn, brother Zeb Conyers Cummings III and wife Barbara, sons, Donald Wayne Anderson Jr, and wife Nancy of Annapolis, MD and his former wife Cynthia Anderson of Millersville, MD, Gregory Scott Anderson and wife Thana of Fredericksburg, VA, and Patrick Colin Anderson of Elmira, NY, and grandsons, James Gregory Anderson, David Ian Anderson, Kyle Alexander Anderson, Tyler Anthony Anderson and Michael Wayne Anderson.
A service will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 1505 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD 21032. Burial will be September 9, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery, 1200 Peach Street, Tarboro, NC 27886.
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