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St. James United Methodist Church
Tuesday January 5th, 2021

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Pat Lyda

Patricia Kellett Lyda




Patricia Kellett Lyda, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 1, 2021, at Hospice House of Laurens County in Clinton.


Born on October 28, 1949, in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late John George Kellett and Jessie Fuller Duncan and husband William “Bill” Duncan. Pat retired from PRTC and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church being active in the choir and in Sunday School.


She is survived by: her husband, James “Mike” Lyda of the home; a daughter, Marianne Lyda Allmond (Kevin) of Laurens; a son, Michael Patrick Lyda of Greenville; a brother, Carlton Kellett (Leila) of Waterloo; a sister Shirley Smith of Cross Anchor; grandchildren, Jessie Marie Allmond and Joseph Allmond.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Robert Lee “Buck” Kellett and Perry Kellett; brother-in-law, Joe Smith; and mother-in-law, Marie Lyda.  


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in the Family Life Center at St. James UMC with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the committal service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James UMC, 301 Watts Ave, Laurens, SC 29360 or Hospice House of Laurens County, P.O. Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.


Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


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Sorry for your loss. Pat was a beautiful person.

Joann Taylor Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, So sorry to learn of Pat's passing. We were not aware of her recent health problems. You and the family are in our thoughts & prayers !
John & Zelda McClintock

John and Zelda McClintock Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and family Larry and I was so sorry to hear about Pat's pass. May GOD wrap HIS loving arms around ya'll to comfort and whole you up through this time.

Diana R Davis Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pat Lyda

Sandra Laws Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss I remember the last time I was home I visited her she had that beautiful smile

Henrietta K Dendy Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pat Lyda

Kate Thomas Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Will always remember her coming to Memphis on their honeymoon....Wonderful, kind lady who will be missed

phil Stubblefield Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and family so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family. May God walk with yall always.

Ethel and John Weathers Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Mammy and family: I am so very sorry about Miss Pat. I can still hear her voice even though I haven t seen her in years. She was the sweetest, kindest, most patient soul I have ever known. She will never be forgotten.
Love and prayers!!!!

Star Santos Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Mike and family I was saddened to hear of Pat's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and bring comfort as only HE can.

Wayne Langston

Wayne Langston Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

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