• Date Of Birth: June 29, 1942
  • Date Of Death: February 9, 2019
  • City: Baltimore
  • State: Maryland

Patricia Ann Sampson was born on June 29, 1942, in Baltimore Maryland to her loving parents Florence and Cecil Sampson. Pat was the second eldest and cherished her lifelong affectionate relationships with her siblings Peggy, Bob, Bill, and Chris. Pat and her family had a happy childhood living in Baltimore, the Tollhouse in Cumberland, and Mount Rainier in the Washington DC suburbs. Pat married Bill Heslop, who became a Methodist Minister, and had three boys Stephen, Mark, and Robert.

Pat was such a loving mother and raised three good men who grew up to become a nurse, an engineer, and a sales manager; they were her pride and joy. As a minister’s family they frequently moved and lived all over the state of Maryland, except for four years when they lived on the Florida Keys in Tavernier. During her time on the keys, Pat helped run the family’s True Value Hardware store, gave her time to the church, and raised her young boys. It was a short time in her life, but this is when her heart and soul fell in love with Florida.

Pat enjoyed a second marriage to Melvin Venable, delighting in the twenty years she spent with Mel, his daughter Jenny, and two sons Dave and Steve.

Pat found great joy as the Grandmother of Daniel, Sarah, Breanna, Luke, Joshua, Sasha, and Sophia and the great Grandmother of Chloe and Violet. She was a great cook and loved cooking family dinners and having everyone around to enjoy the holidays. Cookie Day became one of her favorite family traditions where everyone gathered to make sand tarts, a cookie her mother made every Christmas, which was then followed by a festive family dinner.

And all of her grandchildren remember the adventures of her Easter eggs hunt. She loved and cherished her daughters-in-law’s Grace, Elena, and Maria who she instantly made a part of the family. Pat was always about family first.

After raising her boys, Pat went on to enjoy a thirty-year carrier working for the Baltimore County Department of Aging as a Senior Citizen Center Director, an adult day care Center Director, and the Manager for the State Health Insurance Program. She spent her whole career caring for and providing assistance to the seniors of Baltimore County.

She retired and moved to the Spanish Lakes community in Fort Pierce Florida where she became a beloved member of the community. She filled her days participating in many card clubs, bocci games, water aerobics, world traveling, walking on the beach, and many dinners with her friends. She so cherished her friends and the community spirit in Spanish Lakes.

Pat was such a loving and giving person. As a minister’s wife, she gave to many churches, especially the love and guidance she provided to the youth groups she supervised. She gave to the senior citizens of her community for thirty years, especially the caring patience of providing adult daycare. She gave her many friends her love, support, and joyful companionship.

And above all else, she gave so much of herself to her loving family. Pat loved her family more than words can say and gave of herself every day so they could grow, prosper, raise families and experience the joy of love. Pat enjoyed a wonderful, fun-filled life, full of family, friends, and above all love.

Pat, a loving Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Sister, and Friend, will be greatly missed by all. We All Love YOU!!!