Myrtle Mae Bryan Padrick, 98, 40-year First Christian Church’s Ambassador Class teacher

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Myrtle Mae Bryan Padrick
Myrtle Mae Bryan Padrick

Myrtle Mae Bryan Padrick, of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 9, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She was 98.

Mrs. Padrick was born March 9, 1917, in Wilmington. She was one of six daughters of Joseph Sylvester Bryan and Gertrude Hewitt Bryan, of Wilmington.

Deaconess emeritus at First Christian Church, she served as Sunday school teacher of the Ambassador Class for over 40 years and as a Building Committee trustee for the First Christian Church complex on Oleander Drive and Mimosa Place.

Prior to retiring, Mrs. Padrick was secretary for Kelly Jewel Real Estate. She taught kindergarten in the 1950s. During the 1940s she owned and operated a drug store on Fourth and Meares Streets in “Dry Pond” with her husband, R. M. Padrick Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years and she is survived by two sons, Richard Bryan Padrick and his wife, Betty, of Brevard and Joseph Michael Padrick, of the home. Surviving in addition to her sons are two grandsons, Michael Bryan Padrick and his wife, Karen, of Farnham, England and Richard Gregory Padrick and his wife, Jennifer, of Westminster, Maryland, and three great-grandchildren, Emma, Alice and Finleigh.

An excellent homemaker, she loved cooking, baking and gardening. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law.

A private service for family and friends will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Oakdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Back at home, her beloved cats, Prissy, Buddy and Sammy, can be found lying on her bed or playing on a nearby rug silently awaiting her return.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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