Patricia Eyvonne Sturdivant, age 78, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at her home following a period of declining health. The daughter of the late Theodore and Mildred Colbertson Sturdivant, she was born in Marshville, North Carolina on January 6, 1945, and was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant and a devoted member of First Apostolic Church of Knoxville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Rorie; a sister, Carolyn Smith, and brothers Steve and Doug Sturdivant.
Patricia is survived by her sons, Martianez Rorie and wife Robbee of Nashville, Tennessee, and Shelly Rorie of Memphis, Tennessee; daughter Philippia Hardin and husband Alvin of Powell; brother Timothy Sturdivant of North Carolina; sister, Waverly Bush, and husband Searcey of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Kathryn Kataria and husband Karan, Malakhi Rorie; great-grandchild, Kiaan Kataria, and other relatives and friends.
The Sturdivant Family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, Tennessee with Pastor Mark McCool and Bishop Billy McCool officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Lynch-Bethel Cemetery.
Jones Mortuary, LLC of Clinton, Tennessee is serving the family of Patricia Eyvonne Sturdivant.