Patricia A. Fleming

Published 1:03 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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Patricia A. Fleming, 81, passed away January 8, 2024 at her home in Nags Head, NC.

Patricia was born in Fairbury, IL to Joseph and Thelma Slagel. She attended Prairie Central High School, earned her BS in Nursing from Millikin University, IL and her MS in Nursing from University of Connecticut. She was a dedicated nurse who started her career as a staff nurse and retired Chief Clinical Officer, VNA of Rhode Island.

Post “retirement,” she traveled the country as a site inspector for CHAP (the first accrediting body for home and community-based healthcare organizations). She also served as a Guardian ad Litem for the State of North Carolina, helping countless children and young adults.

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Patricia had a determined passion for helping others, traveling, nature, playing tennis and being active. She loved international travel. She visited over fifteen countries on six continents, most recently Switzerland with her eldest granddaughter in the summer of 2023.

Patricia is survived by her brothers Dale (Carla) Slagel of Midlothian, VA, and Gary (Anne) Slagel of Richardson, TX; her sons Greg (Maki) Fleming of Plano, TX and Chris Fleming of North Ferrisburgh, VT; and her granddaughters Cassidy, Bentley and Aiko Fleming.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Thelma Slagel, her niece Cindy (Slagel) Eubanks, her sister in law Pat Slagel, and her husband Robert Wade.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2024, at St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head, NC.

In lieu of flowers it was Pat’s wish that donations would be appreciated to The Nature Conservancy (Attn: Treasury 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203), St. Andrews By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (PO Box 445, Nags Head, NC 27959). Please share memories and condolences with the family at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.