of Little Rock, AR
September 2, 1940 - October 13, 2021
Patricia (Pat) Ruth Carter Bateman, 81, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord October 13, 2021. She was born September 2, 1940 in Oak Grove, Louisiana to William Ivy and Mary Jane Carter.Pat moved from Oak Grove, Louisiana to Crossett, Arkansas when she was 12 and this is where she finished her education. She loved the outdoors and had several hobbies. She spent a lot of her time on the golf course, and she also enjoyed bowling, fishing and doing crafts, especially with her children. Pat was a deep loving, compassionate and caring person who inspired others with her kindness and strength.She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Bobbye Oswalt and Dee Carter. Pat is survived by her loving husband Van (Butch) Bateman, her daughters Vicki McClain, Pamela Freeland, Donna Coffey and stepdaughter Deana Bailey along with her beloved grandchildren Holly McDonald, Brittney Perry, Alex Bailey, Drake Bailey, Michala Binns and Trista Coffey. She is also survived by her adored great-grandchildren Brae Perry, Zachary Womack, Aubrey Perry, Trysten Coffey and PJ Binns along with numerous other family members and friends that cherished her. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Pat's name to Main Street El Dorado, 101 W Main Suite 410, El Dorado, AR 71730 or www.mainstreeteldorado.org. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10 am in the chapel of Roller Chenal Funeral Home with the funeral starting at 11 am.
You could not be in a bad mood around Pat. Such a big part of my growing up years. I love you, Pat. Rest in peace.
Oh you did what I ask you not to do, guess you knew it was your time, but you were always that way. I am remembering all the stuff we got into growing up together. I figured you knew best because you were older than me ( 4 mo ) ,we would do whatever hair brain idea sounded good that day, we tried it..usually got caught, but fun while it lasted. I will always remember our growing up years and the laughs and tears we shared.RIP Cuz, I love you and will miss you.
So sorry for the loss of Aunt Pat. She was a real character for sure. Her spunk and mighty spirit were always an inspiration to me. Like her sister, Bobbye, they pulled themselves up by the boot straps and brought themselves out of the cotton patch into a life of success and prosperity.Back in the day when I was only about 13, I remember playing letter-tag with Aunt Pat. Yes, we actually used to write physical hand-written letters. She sent me some cockamamy story that was completely false but hilarious. I wrote her back a letter with similar content, and so on. This went on and on for a few months. Who could think up the craziest wild story to tell the other person. I know it sounds silly, but I remember thinking how important it made me feel because my Aunt Pat was paying attention to this silly little teenager.There are lots of other fun stories I could tell about her, but let me just say she was a firecracker! Lots of love to the friends and family who will miss her now, but will be glad to be reunited with her at the feet of Jesus.Dee Ann Barnes
So sorry for your loss, will miss Aunt Pat greatly! RIP and fly high angel! Love, hugs and prayers for all you.....