Patricia Melendrez Sprouse


In Loving

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.

Memorial Service


Mineral Baptist Church


Thursday, September 2, 2021


10:00 AM

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  1. Susan Bowles Dawson August 31, 2021 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences go out to Pat’s family. I have many fond memories of Pat from Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church and Henrico High School. Sending prayers of comfort to her family.

  2. Mike Kasko August 31, 2021 at 5:50 pm - Reply


    So sorry to read about your mom in today’s paper. She sounded like a special woman. In time, may the sadness of her loss fade, and your memories of her bring a smile.

    Hope you and yours are healthy and well.

    Mike Kasko

  3. Deborah Regal September 2, 2021 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Shelby and family, I am sorry to hear that your Grandmother has passed. I know you are comforted by all the memories you have growing up with her and Eddie. Love, Aunt Deborah

  4. Janice Lynn September 2, 2021 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Lisa and Michelle we are thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace for you and your families. Your mom [and Dad] were dear friends and will be missed. We enjoyed some good times together over the years at church and at their beautiful home in the country. Your mom always had a smile!! Love and Blessings, Janice and Dave Lynn

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