WAKE FOREST -  Patricia Thomas Bennett, 74, recently of Wake Forest, died Friday, December 11, 2009 following an extended illness.

She was born in Mount Holly Township, Burlington County, N.J., the child of Charles Edmund Thomas and Grace Coley.

Memorial service was  at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 at Wake Forest Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Slater officiating.

Surviving: sons, Nelson Tate Bennett, Jr. of Wake Forest, and Michael Charles Bennett of Houston, Texas; sisters, Mary and Martha; brother Tommy; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to: Coastal Education Foundation in memory of Pat Bennett, PO Box 261954, Conway, S.C.