1. Tell us a little about yourself (family, career, hobbies, etc.).
I am retired who has held quite a number of positions in my life, ranging from sales clerk to teacher in private school, teacher assistant in public school, to secretarial jobs. I have four children all of which are grown with their own families. I have 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild. I love doing genealogy research as a hobby. I love spending time at the beach, but also love the beauty of the mountains.
2. Are you a native of Onslow County; if not, what brought you to Onslow County and where are you originally from?
I am not a born native of Onslow but have lived here for the past 33 years. I was born in Pamilco County where I spend my youth. After high school and college, I met and married a marine. It was from that marriage I settled in Onslow County.
3. What is one of your all-time favorite vacations that you have taken? Why is it your favorite?
My favorite vacation would be a trip to Ripley, TN some years ago to visit with my sister. While there she took me with her on the “big truck”. She was driving a semi, hauling a mobile MRI unit down to Mississippi. We spent the week-end down in Picayune. Then picked up the MRI unit and brought it back to Memphis. Her and her husband also took me to Tunica, MS, to the “casino” boats, that was an experience. We also did a shopping excursion over into Missouri.
4. What is one interesting/exciting experience you have had?
One of the most interesting/exciting experiences I have had was taking part in the Scottish Highland games on several occasions.
5. What else would you like people to know about you?
I am not a real out going type of person and not real talkative, but I do enjoy getting to know and helping people. I am a die-hard Christian and have decided to follow Christ all the days of my life. It is His example that I try to pattern my life by.
6. How did you become involved with Philippians Place?
I first met Lenize Patton back in 1988 while a teacher assistant. So, in 2012, when she called to ask me if I would consider working with her at Philippians Place Rentals, I told her I would consider it an honor. Then we she decided to make some into a non-profit I made the move to Philippians Place.
7. What do you want people to know about Philippians Place?
That Philippians Place is a place of hope, a place of healing from the hurts that life can bring. It is a place of restoration and love and a place where truth is held to its highest standard.
Executive Director Lenize Patton
Board Chair Michael Ferraro
Board Vice Chair Monica Brady