Patti Nelson Carlton, 66

SUPPLY — Patti Nelson Carlton, 66, of Supply, NC passed from this earth on August 22, 2021. Patti was born in Natick, Massachusetts, but came to the South as quickly as she could.

Patti had an infectious laugh, one that would shake her whole body as she threw back her head. She loved to cook and entertain, one of those women who believed that second helpings were needed by most for a meal to be considered a success. Patti enjoyed planning trips for her family and would often buy plane tickets or book hotels the moment a travel idea was thrown out, to make sure it actually happened. Christmas was Patti’s favorite time of the year. She decorated, she baked, she Hallmark movied, and she wrapped gifts (many of which she’d have stashed in a closet or under a bed since July). Patti’s dancing skills were something to remember- slightly off beat, always with snapping, and often with a shimmy or arm flap. When she wasn’t pulling the arm of a slot machine in Atlantic City, she was fishing barefoot in a t-shirt on Portsmouth Island, even though everyone else was in a cold suit. Patti will be remembered for a lot of things, but most of all, for her unwavering love and support of her family and friends. The words “she will be missed” just don’t seem to sum up the hole she has left with us all.

Patti is survived by her husband Danny Carlton, her two children Hannah Doran and her husband, Sean, and Rachael Banks and her husband Josh, her grandson, Waylon Banks, and her siblings, Pam Mahaffey, Paul and Betty Nelson, Penni Lee, Paula Miller, Pat and Ashley Long, Eddie and Cheryl Long, and Mike and Jakie Long. She is predeceased by her parents Peggy Long, Paul Long, and Pete Nelson.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Holden Beach Chapel on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 11am with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please instead make a donation to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

“Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations – Carolina Shores, NC

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