Patricia Ann Southard of Federalsburg passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2023 at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 17, 1944 in Greensboro, Md., the daughter of the late Edward Phillips, Sr. and Ella Virginia Langrell Phillips.

She graduated from Seaford High School with the class of 1962. She married Ronald “Smoky” Southard. He preceded her in death on May 27, 2010.

She was a member of the Caroline Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No 62, and a member of Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg for many years. In her free time, she loved cooking, baking, traveling with her friends and family, and having breakfast with friends at Hardee’s and lunches with her ladies’ group. She loved family time especially during the holidays.

She is survived by two sons: Jay Ronald Southard and his wife Jennifer of Seaford and Richard Alan Southard and his wife Tracy of Federalsburg; two granddaughters: Abigail Elizabeth Southard Bandarenko and her husband Jack and Natalie Erin Southard, and a brother Raymond L. Phillips and his wife Connie.

In addition to husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Edward S. Phillips, Jr. and a granddaughter Patricia Louise Southard.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Hill Crest Cemetery in Federalsburg with Pastor Craig Gaunt officiating.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Union United Methodist Church, 301 North Main Street, Federalsburg, MD 21632.

Services entrusted to the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Share memories with the family at