Patricia Melendrez Sprouse
August 3, 1934- August 15, 2021
Patricia Melendrez Sprouse, age 87, passed early Sunday morning, August 15, 2021. Patricia (known to all as Pat) was born in Denver, Colorado on August 3, 1934 to Ralph and Louise Melendrez. In February 1957 she married “her Marine”, Eddie Sprouse in San Francisco, California. A year later, their son, Michael was born and shortly thereafter the family moved to Richmond, Virginia where they welcomed their daughters, Lisa and Michelle. In Richmond, Pat and her family were members of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling and cheering for her children in various athletic activities. In retirement, Pat and Eddie moved to Louisa, Virginia where they soon became active members of Mineral Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking special family meals, often using ingredients from Eddie’s Garden. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. With her children, she epitomized the definition of “unconditional love”.
Pat is survived by two daughters, Lisa Farmer of Richmond, VA, and Michelle Brown and her husband, Todd of Spotsylvania, Virginia; four grandchildren, Shelby King (John), Erin Brown, Sean Brown and Dylan Farmer; In addition to her parents, Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Sprouse; her son, Michael Sprouse; and her granddaughter, Carol Anne Brown.
The family will hold a memorial service on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10AM at Mineral Baptist Church. Followed by internment at Culpeper National Cemetery at 1PM. She will be buried alongside her Marine.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to, the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.