Patsy (Pat) Roberts DuBose aka Mary Patricia Roberts DuBose, 96 of Vero Beach passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2023.
A long-time resident of Vero Beach, Pat was married to her late husband Robert (Bob) DuBose for 72 years. She was the daughter of the late Geraldine Roberts Kindell and Albert G. Roberts.
Pat was born in Sebastian on March 2, 1927. As a youngster her family lived in various towns around Florida and North Carolina before settling in Indian River County. Together, she and Bob raised six children while also working part time at DuBose Jewelers. Patsy wore many hats as a wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma.
Survivors include sons Ray (Linda) DuBose of Newnan, GA, John (Peggy) DuBose of Okeechobee, Mike (Sandy) DuBose of Vero Beach. Daughters Sherry Wachtel (John) of Gainesville, FL, Terry Parker (Fred) of Vero Beach and Merry Cobb (Patrick) of Columbia, SC. Pat had twelve grandchildren: Rob (Cindy) DuBose, Charlotte (Scott,deceased) Lunsford, Joy (Craig) Sowers, Tammy DuBose, Tim (Karen) DuBose, Todd (Tonya) DuBose, Troy DuBose, Betsy (Bernard) Brzezinski, David (Jennifer) DeGraeve Jr., Kelly (Kelly) DeGraeve-Claytor, Maddi (Ben) Robertson, and Allee Cobb. Pat also had eighteen great grandchildren: Callie, James, Cody, Ida Lee, Sarah, Yates, Sage, Brie, Kylee, Taylor, Emily, Delaney, Trasin, Trevor, Braddock, Isaiah, Peyton, and Nehemiah.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, brother-in-law Fred DuBose, sister-in-law Betty DuBose, parents, sister Beverly Turbyfill and brother Carroll Roberts.
One of her favorite pastimes was spending time in the mountains of North Carolina when not playing golf at Dodger Pines, tending to her flowers, and lunch at the Ocean Grill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, church committees at First Baptist, Vero Beach Boat Club, Garden Club, and PTA at numerous Indian River County Schools.
Whether you knew her as Patsy, Pat, mom, grandma, GG, or Big Chief you knew you were always going to enjoy her company and have an immediate friend. She was a diamond indeed!
At her request there will not be a service. The family request that in lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial contribution to First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Florida.
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