CARY Patricia Little Messick, of Cary, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, William J. and Jacine H. Little of Albermarle. Surviving her are husband, J. Kent Messick; and children, Sherri Sutton and husband, Doug, of Candler, Chris Haire and wife, Maria of Apex; grandchildren, David (wife, Allysa) Sutton of Greenville, S.C., Jonathan Haire of Apex, Michael Sutton of Candler, and Elisa Haire of Raleigh; brother-in-law, Steve Messick (wife, Jean) of Mooresville; and nephew, Will Messick of Raleigh. Patricia was born and raised in Stanly County, and was a graduate of Albemarle High School and Wake Community College. She worked many years as a research technician with NC State University. In retirement, Patricia enjoyed genealogy research, antique restoration and managing a small antique business. She was a faithful member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, and considered many to be part of her extended family. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 6, at 1 p.m., at Tabor Presbyterian Church in Olin. A memorial service will be held at Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 10. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Peace Presbyterian Church in Cary; Tabor Presbyterian in Olin; or Transitions LifeCare of Wake County. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Messick and her family.