Patty Hinshaw, 79 of Alexandria died on Thursday, September 6, 2018. She was a long-time resident of Spring Hills Assisted Living Home. Patty is survived by her son, Damon Hinshaw of Alexandria, VA along with daughter-in-law Peggy Hinshaw, and grandson Ben Hinshaw. Patty had one sister, Judy Sink and brother-in-law Sam Sink of Burlington, NC, one niece Amy Davies of Falls Church, VA, nephew Darren Sink of Durham, NC and two grand-nephews Sam and Lucas Davies.
Patty was born in Kannapolis, NC and graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a degree in Sociology. Patty had an adventurous spirit and throughout her life she added several additional degrees that resulted in over six different careers as well as living in many places including South Carolina, England, several cities in New York, and several cities in Virginia. Patty was an avid traveler and visited many different continents over her life time, with her most excitement visiting third world countries. She had a big heart for helping others and was especially fond of animals. She always went out of her way to help abandoned cats and volunteered in animal shelters.
A Celebration of Life will be held at her son’s home on Sunday, September 16th from 2pm - 6pm. Patty always enjoyed a good party so her family would like to remember her in the way she enjoyed life the most.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: www.heartlandhospicefund.org