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SUNSET BEACH — Patsy Elaine Chesser, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. She was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., on March 2, 1934, a daughter of Forbis Southerland and Inda Myers Southerland.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dean Chesser; children, Cynthia Chesser Miller (Michael), Michael Chesser (Nancy), retired Col. David Chesser (Kim) and Joel Chesser (Paige); grandchildren, Anna Kang (Alfred), Jessica Tomlinson (Nathan), Megan Chesser, Laura Abraham (Joshua), 1st Lt. Miles Chesser, Grant Chesser, Cody Chesser, Dillion Chesser and Allison Chesser; and great-grandchildren, Oliver Kang and Owen Kang.

A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Chesser’s life will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, in the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, with the Rev. Tom Gore officiating. Inurnment will be held in Brunswick Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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