1969 Patrick 2018

Patrick Meekins

September 6, 1969 — April 17, 2018

My name is Patrick Lamont Meekins but many of you know me as “Pat.” On September 6, 1969, I was born to the late Patricia Meekins-Lake at Dorchester General Hospital right here in Cambridge. When I transitioned to my eternal home on Tuesday, April 17th, I was 48 years old. I am an only child, but I had several cousins and friends to play with during my early years. My mom and I lived with my grandmother Alfreda, who took very good care of me. My grandmother, affectionately known by many as “Freda”, made sure that I had every opportunity in life to live, learn, and laugh. As most children growing up, I did not always want to attend school. But I did not have much choice. My mother and grandmother made sure I attended school. Some of you reading my story probably remember me from school. As I got older, I became more independent and enjoyed taking care of myself. I guess you could say I was a free-spirit! I worked at Burger King, Popeyes, and then Jimmie and Sooks Grill and Bar. Yes, I worked in the restaurant industry because I like to eat good food and I like talking to people. Growing up I learned to respect God. In our house Sunday was for attending church and family fellowship. There was no if, ands or buts about it. I went to church at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna where we had Sunday School and morning worship. I didn’t mind going to church and I enjoyed it. A lot of my family attended the same church. So, it was fun and there was always some good eating after church at either Aunt Ernestine’s, Aunt Loretta’s, or Aunt Velma’s house. Whenever our family got together it was good times with a lot of laughing, delicious food, and especially some good singing. Our family had a singing group called the Famileers. I sang with this group. I remember our Sunday get togethers being a time of singing. Some good “ole-time” songs like: The Lord is My Light and My Salvation, Walk Around Heaven, and Soon and Very Soon I’m Going to See the King. God has blessed me so much to have had the time to spend with so many wonderful people in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Many of you saw me riding my two-wheeled Cadillac (my bicycle) around town and you know I lived a good life. In the good times and the rough times, God has been good to me. I am thankful that I have had the chance to meet so many of you. I am grateful for all who prayed for me, fed me, encouraged me, or even gave me a place to call home. I know you will miss me riding my Cadillac around town. Just know that with every ride I was making a difference. To my Bradford House family, I know you will miss seeing me walking through the building, chatting with all the residents, and hanging out with the night crew for conversations. I enjoyed every moment of our conversations, even though I sometimes got on your nerves. To my Grace Church family, even though it was a short time I was with you, it seems like we have known each other forever. I am thankful for every one of you; for loving me and taking me in as part of this local family. I guess I was that angel that God sent here but you know angels are on assignment for a season. Now, you all know I am not too much on writing a whole bunch, but before I leave I want to remind my stepfather William Lake, my great aunts Mary Cain, Delores Molock and Floretta White and her husband Isaac and my host of cousins and friends you must “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding and in all your ways, submit to the Lord and he will make your path straight (Proverbs 3:5 -6).” Okay I really have to go now. I am being summonsed to my heavenly home to be with my mother Patricia, my grandparents Emerson, Alfreda (her husband Weldon), my great-grandparents Willie, Nellie, and Minerva Harris, my aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that have gone before me. They are waiting for me to come. Until we meet again continue the work that God has called you to. Love you all, Patrick

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