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Ethel Lenora (Patton) D’Anjou

March 6, 1939 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Ethel Patton-D’Anjou on August 6, 2023.  She peacefully left this world, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Mrs. Ethel Patton-D’Anjou was born on March 6, 1939 to Matthew Thomas Patton and Ethel Bolton Patton. Throughout her life, she exemplified compassion, strength, and selflessness, leaving a lasting impact on everyone she encountered. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds, and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, entrepreneur, and friend, Mrs. Ethel Patton-D’Anjou brought joy and warmth to the lives of her family and friends. Her nurturing spirit and wise counsel made her a pillar of support and guidance in their lives. She cherished her role as a mother and embraced each moment, creating lasting memories filled with love.

Mrs. Ethel Patton-D’Anjou was an inspiration to all who knew her. Her resilience in the face of challenges and her unwavering faith in the goodness of humanity touched the lives of many. Her hobbies and interests included sitting on her porch or in the family store enjoying interacting with family, students, and community members. She enjoyed traveling on cruises overseas to various countries. This reflected her zest for life and her ability to find joy in the simple things.

With a Master’s Degree from Wayne State University, she was a master educator and businesswoman.  She taught over 50 years, in various school systems such as Vicksburg, MS, Raymond, MS, Claiborne County, MS, Baltimore MD, St. Rose, LA, to name a few. She taught various subjects including, but not limited to Spanish, Reading, and Special needs development. She was an adjunct professor at Alcorn State University.  Mrs. Ethel Patton-D’Anjou also taught many years as a Nun with Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans and The Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore, MD.  A very good businesswoman as well, she helped guide, direct, and maintain a fourth generation business that she took over from her parents while simultaneously serving as a school teacher and mother.   She leaves behind a legacy that will be forever etched in the hearts of those who loved her. She is survived by her husband Mr. Herb D’Anjou, her loving children, Levi(Lakeisha), Francois, Patton, Pierre, and her adoring 11 grandchildren: Alicia, Amber, Alexis, Levi II, Nyla Kay, Tierra, Pierre, Jr., Stephanie, Stephon, Steven, and Josiah; nieces and nephews, Anthony Patton, Alice Patton, Matthew Patton, of Atlanta, GA and Abigail D’Anjou of New York, additionally, she leaves behind numerous friends and relatives who will forever treasure the memories they shared with her.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who offered their support and prayers during this difficult time

The family kindly requests donations to The Ethel Patton-D’Anjou Scholarship Fund that will be set up in her name at ASU.

Though she is no longer with us in person, her spirit will continue to live on through the memories we hold dear. May Mrs. Patton-D’Anjou's soul rest in eternal peace, and may her love and light continue to shine upon us.

“May the lord bless you and keep you from danger, seen and unseen. May he let his countenance shine on you, may you grow in peace and in wisdom and knowledge before God and before man.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen” - Momma

"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety." - Psalm 4:8


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Funeral Mass
August 14, 2023

5:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
411 Coffee Street
Port Gibson, MS 39150


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