Patricia Moye Hessee
Patricia Moye Hessee, a loving wife, family woman and local philanthropist, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5th in Winter Park, Florida. She was 81 years old.
Patricia was born in 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida to Thomas and Louise Moye. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1958. After school, she worked for the City of Jacksonville for seventeen years before retiring as a budget analyst at the City of Jacksonville Electric Authority.
Patricia was a woman of faith who was passionate about giving back to those less fortunate than her. In partnership with her late husband, Claude Hessee, Patricia spent decades serving the local community through her work with several Lutheran Churches along the Florida East Coast. She helped to spearhead numerous projects including the development of the Cedar Creek Life Center for Faith Lutheran Church, Open Arms Childcare Center for Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Alzheimer’s Community Care Center for Grace Lutheran Church. She was also active in serving the local homeless at meal centers in the Treasure Coast area.
Amongst her family and friends, Patricia was known for her outgoing personality, quick-witted sense of humor, and boundless compassion. She loved to travel with Claude and her family, visiting countless countries across all seven continents during her lifetime. More than anything, she loved God and her family. Her family has cherished time spent with Patricia. As a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt, she was loved by many, and she will be dearly missed.
Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Claude Hessee, and her younger sister Kathryn Fertig. She is survived by her sister Deanne McWilliams; her daughter Karen Hood; and her grandchildren Martin, Matthew, and Patrick Hood.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to a place Patricia cared about: Grace Lutheran Church Alzheimer’s Daycare Building Fund, (772)-871-6599
Services: A Service will be held on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at Grace Lutheran Church in Port St Lucie at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce.