Patrice D Pope

August  1st, 1957 March  24th, 2024
 Winter Garden, Florida
Patrice D Pope

Obituary

Patrice Pope, beloved wife of Rob Pope, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024, surrounded by her family. Patrice was a devoted mother to her three children and a loving wife to her husband.

 Born on August 1, 1957, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Patrice was the beloved daughter of Laura & Malcolm Floyd and the cherished sister of Judy, Robbie, and Lynn.

Patrice was a woman of many passions and talents. Her love for photography and technology was evident in the way she captured life's most beautiful moments and embraced the latest innovations. Whether it was through the lens of her camera or the warmth of her smile, she had a gift for bringing out the beauty in everything around her. She shared many memorable excursions with her husband and sister Judy, including a trip to Santa Fe where she captured stunning images of the west, cowboys, and horses.

As a professional in corporate communications, Patrice excelled in her field, using her creativity and dedication to make a lasting impact. Her colleagues admired her expertise, but more importantly, they valued her kindness and generosity.

Patrice's love extended far beyond her professional endeavors. She had a deep affection for her friends and family, always making time to connect and create lasting memories together. Her home was a hub of laughter, love, and creativity, where everyone felt welcomed and cherished.

In addition to her passion for photography and her career, Patrice had a profound appreciation for the arts and technology. She was an early adopter of the latest gadgets and was always eager to explore new innovations, from laser disk to Virtual Reality she was always cutting edge.

Patrice was a wonderful confidant and a thoughtful gift-giver, finding the perfect token to brighten someone's day. Her grandchildren lovingly referred to her as GG, short for "Gorgeous Grandma," and they cherished their visits to GG's house for the food, the pool, but most importantly the warm hugs. Patrice will be remembered for her vibrant spirit, her unwavering kindness, and her passion for life. She leaves behind a legacy of love and inspiration that will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew her. She is survived by her loving family, siblings, and a multitude of friends (here’s to you twisted sisters) who will forever cherish her memory.


In lieu of a celebration service we hope all who loved her will gather here to share their favorite memories with Patrice.


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June 18, 2024

It has taken me a while to post. It's hard to find words worthy of Patrice..."The Pope."

I think of her often...sometimes when I'm flustered and want to regain composure...anytime I see a camera...and EVERY time I edit a PowerPoint presentation or pause to check my grammar and punctuation in a formal document, LOL.

I'm missing my friend a bit more today -- because it's Tuesday morning. We had a standing video chat every other Tuesday. "Coffee & Convo" was what we called it. This ritual began when we worked together and continued long after I joined another company and she retired. I know she's not joining anymore, but I haven't been able to remove the meeting from my calendar. Seeing the invite used to make me cry, but now I mostly smile when I see the meeting reminder.

Patrice and I would chat about anything and everything - from world news and entertainment headlines to tech gadgets, family milestones, and so much more. I learned something new every time we spoke...a recipe, a tech tip, a great book or an old movie I should watch. I loved hearing about her family, her latest visit to Disney, her bike rides, and the peacocks posturing outside her office. I'd catch her up on my work, my little nephew's latest shenanigans, and all the "adulting" I had to do, LOL.

Although we met as colleagues, our relationship grew beyond the workplace. Not only did she nurture my career and support my professional growth, but she impacted my personal life, too. Patrice became so much more than my Mentor and Sponsor - she became my Friend. I'm a better leader and a more thoughtful human because of the way she encouraged me, challenged me, and trusted me.

Patrice was someone I admired and respected before I was privileged to know and love her. And now, I'm one of the special people who gets to miss her, too. 💖

With love and gratitude,
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
June 5, 2024
Robin and family, I am grieved for your loss. I hadn’t seen the two of you for many years, but reading all these tributes shows the beautiful life you built together and the vibrant person she obviously was to so many. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Leslie Hodges Whitley
May 23, 2024
I had the extreme privilege to know Patrice. I married her son Erick in March of 2023. She immediately welcomed me with open arms. She was one of the most insightful and kind people I've gotten to know. I really hate that I only got to have you in my life for such a short amount of time but you made a big impact. You always gave the most thoughtful gifts and the best advice.

Thank you for your grace, love, hospitality and giving me my greatest joy in life, Erick.
Tyler Pope
May 16, 2024
Amazing Patrice. You were such a beautiful human - fiercely loyal to all she connected with from family and friends to work. She was always so proud of her husband, children, and grandchildren and the home they built together. She constantly advocated for and elevated others. I loved her candor and genuine nature. You will be missed my friend.
Emily Foley
April 23, 2024
Beautiful Patrice. So many fond memories of our friendship. The long hours and many nights working together on an event. The laughter, the
5 hour brunches when the Twisted Sisters got together. The pride you had in talking about your children and grandchildren. The recent Zoom calls. I miss you deeply and was blessed and honored to call you my friend.
Pat Latour
Pat Latour
April 20, 2024
Rob and Pat (later Patrice) met in Junior High or maybe High School cant remember for sure? But the important part is that once they started dating they never separated, they were married when Rob graduated West Point and never split up. That takes commitment, determination and a lot of Love which they demonstrated all her life.
Because of that love and commitment and the blessing of Yehovah Patrice had as close to a fairy tail life as reality can allow. She married her High school sweet heart and spent her entire life with him. She raised 3 beautiful children, met and knew her grandchildren, had an impressive professional career, and was a accomplished artist! Wow!
By her trust in Yeshua Patrice has entered the next state of her spiritual journey, she is at rest in Yeshua, no pain, no suffering, no sorrow, no tears. She waits for her resurrection to meet Yeshua when he returns establish his kingdom one earth for 1000 years. We look forward to seeing her again at that time.
In the mean time we grieve, not really for Patrice, for she has gained her rest, but for ourselves. We grieve for the loss we feel , for the loss of her comforting presence, for the conversations and touches that we can no longer experience.
But we can treasure our memories of her both in solitude and in discussions with each other. We can thank Yehovah for the wonderful life He gave her and for allowing us to have shared in and benefitted from that life.
For Patrice's family and friends I Pray
"May Yehovah bless you and keep you.
May Yehovah make his face shine on you and show you his favor.
May Yehovah lift up his face toward you and give you peace." (Numbers 6:24-26)
Keith Pope
April 15, 2024
I was first introduced to Patrice through connections with various leaders at Aquent years ago. She’d moved on Iin her career several years prior and the sizzle about her skills sounded like she’d left recently. There was a reason for that.
Luckily for me, a few professional opportunities opened up for us to partner together in the last couple of years. She was a dream to ideate with. Working with Patrice meant so much more than that. Little gifts appeared from to time to time, her showing up at the airport to retrieve me from a business trip and then taking me to dinner to their home for dinner, What a treat that was!
Of all the personal and business titles that I’ve had bestowed on me, being a Twisted Sister with Patrice is a top-ranking highlight.
Rob and family, deep condolences.
Brenda Holley
April 13, 2024
When sadness comes
When the sadness comes and I’m missing her I imagine that she sends me her Patronus, which is a friendly, mischievous, whimsical, and happy dragon (of course, knowing her fondness for dragons and Harry Potter).

It glows and wraps me in her loving memory and kindness to chase the gloom away. It reminds me that she will always be with me and a part of me, our children and grandchildren. Whenever I drink her favorite wine, see her art, or have to buy a gift (she was the best at selecting the right gift for each individual), ride a trike, watch a sunrise, or think of the movie Pollyanna (she always looked for the good in everyone), or any of the countless other things that made her unique, I realize how fortunate I was to have her with me for over 50 years, how fortunate our children are to have her as a mother, and grandmother. I have more reason to celebrate and less reason to dwell on the sadness than any of the unfortunate souls who never got to meet and know her or any others who may never have such a wonderful person in their lives.
Robin Pope
April 10, 2024
To the Pope Family and Friends,
It has taken me awhile to process the passing of Patrice. I had the blessed opportunity to form a relationship with her during our time at Logitech. We only met in person twice, but you would never know that our friendship was so new. She was a wonderful person; full of grace and thoughtfulness. She was there for me during ups and downs, professionally and personally. We shared and celebrated family accomplishments. I still chuckle with every powerpoint I put together wondering how Patrice would have "adjusted" it for just the right message!

And then there was her photography... her ability to capture "life will live on. I hope that you can find comfort from the beautiful memories of Patrice and the way she touched so many people.

Best Regards,
Debbie Myers
Debbie Myers
April 2, 2024
I was shocked to hear the news about Patrice, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Patrice and I worked together at Logitech and this picture was taken on one of her visits to the DC area where we had lunch at one of her favorite spots - Sweetwater Tavern.

Patrice was one of my favorites from the day we met! She was one of the most creative people I know and her ability to roll up her sleeves and get things done while navigating a crazy work environment was like no other. She brought so much great talent into the organization which speaks volumes about her ability to surround herself with good people, inspire and motivate others to do also great things.

She was always there for a pick-me-up chat, she was the source of many laughs and was just the type of person who would go above and beyond to help you out. She will be greatly missed.

Kind Regards,
Angie Mistretta
Angie Mistretta
April 2, 2024
Robin,
I am so very saddened to hear about your precious Pat passing away. Much too young. She was such a sweetheart . She had such a kind hearted and fun personality . We were on the rifle team together and co- captains one year.It was so much fun . Went to her house to make the tassels for our boots we wore when we performed with the band . She was a hard, hard worker but a joyful one ! She was open to hearing your opinion but also had great ideas herself! What a loss this is to you and your family. I will be praying for your broken heart to be comforted by our Great God . He will and can do all things to strengthen you at this very sad time.
Much love and hugs to you and your family . You both were thought of so highly .
Love, Debbie Hoppe Lawson
Debbie Hopper Lawson
April 1, 2024
Rob and family,
I was the “other Patrice” at PwC. We first connected remotely when I was based in NYC and she in DC, Then we were side-by-side when I relocated to VA years later. Boy did we confuse people!

Patrice knew everyone and everything and could do it all. I was amazed by her spectrum of talents only to find out she was also a concert pianist! She spoke often and lovingly of her beautiful family. Patrice has made quite a mark on this world.

Patrice (O’Connor) Hughes
Patrice (O'Connor) Hughes
April 1, 2024
Rob
I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I was very shocked and saddened when you told me the news.
She loved the fine things of life.
She had a great sense of humor and I loved her laugh.
I’ll miss our talks how she was by the pool and the weathe up North was cold.
As I always said in our text send some sunshine up my way.
I will miss her.
Beth
Beth Ruhrkraut
March 31, 2024
“Friends for life!” was the caption when we shared this photo in 2016. Friendship and laughter were two of the many blessings I received from Patrice when we enjoyed meals in person in 2017 & 2019, worked virtually on several projects, or she gave me timely advice and encouragement.
I send condolences, hugs, and prayers to those blessed by knowing Patrice as we smile through our tears.
Sheila Mullen
March 31, 2024
We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Mrs.Pope. Please know that our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Patrice was such a kind and thoughtful individual, and her presence will be sorely missed.

If there's anything we can do to support you, whether it's just being there to listen or helping with practical matters, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here for you, whatever you may need.

Sending you all our love and strength as you navigate through this challenging period.

With heartfelt condolences,
The Nguyen-Phumisithikul Family
Karen Nguyen-Phumisithikul
March 30, 2024
Rob,
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Patrice. One of my fondest memories of her was enjoying some fine Italian wine and food at one of your NOVA haunts. Her connection to the proprietor and knowledge of those wines were a master class on how to win friends and influence people. She’ll be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family for peace.
Neal Lovell
March 29, 2024
Robin, I was so shocked and saddened to see the notice of Pat's passing. Please know of my thoughts during these difficult days. Although we have not been in touch in quite some time, I think of you both often. When asked the person I have known the longest outside of family, I'd always say Pat. She and I started in "cradle roll" together at Red Bank Baptist and went all the way through High School together. May the love and presence of your children, grandchildren, extended family and friends sustain you in the weeks ahead.
Steve Hixson
Steve Hixson
March 29, 2024
My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. My prayers for strength and courage to endure the loss, and to recall and enjoy the multitude of fond memories of Patrice, a devoted wife, a great mother, and a loved grandmother.

Rein Kiewel
Rein Kiewel
March 29, 2024
Rob,

Deb and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a lovely lady and I know you and your entire family will miss her dearly. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Steve Cotariu
Steve Cotariu
March 28, 2024
Dear Pope Family, I am so sorry for your loss. While I don't know any of you directly, I have heard such wonderful things about you. I was fortunate enough to meet Patrice at Logitech as we built out the GVCC organization. We hit it off immediately, and she became a wonderful friend and guide for me.

Patrice was the person I turned to for advice, to vent, to laugh, and to commiserate. Her wisdom and wit made her someone I loved to work with and valued tremendously. She was my go-to.

When you say she was a wonderful confidant and a thoughtful gift-giver, I can attest to this. When things in my personal life became challenging, and I had to step away from work, P was the one to send me the perfect coffee mug and note to remind me of my worth. I use that mug often, and it will carry even more meaning for me moving forward.

I am very grateful to have gotten to know Patrice. She has left an imprint on me that I will take with me for the rest of my days. Much love and healing to you all.

P - thank you for all your words of wisdom, care, long phone conversations, belief in me and just being you. The world is a better place because of you.
Aspen Moulden
March 28, 2024
Robin, Madonna and I are saddened to hear of the loss of your dear wife. Our prayers for you and your family during this time of grief. God bless you and your family.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family.

Karl
Karl Vanzant
March 28, 2024
At our 40th West Point Reunion, we had mentioned to several classmates that we were re-modeling a recently purchased home in a place called ‘Deer Island’, Florida. A classmates said — I think Robin Pope is doing the same thing in that same community! So Kathy and I re-introduced ourselves to the Pope's (after 40 years)! They had been driving past our (mess of a) home on every trip they made to check on the progress of their new build! We finally all moved into our homes a few months later — living about half a mile from each other, and in the same community for the past almost 5 years.

Since that time we got to know Patrice & Rob a little more — we had some common interests — first and foremost, our families (especially the kids and grand-kids!), drinking wine, and biking around the neighborhood. Patrice & Rob often rode past our home on their recumbent bikes — and would yell at us to stop working in the yard! We all enjoyed dining out together, making homemade pizza, and talking about old times and family. Kathy and I thought we had a lot more time in the future to get to know Patrice much better… but as we all know — life is short. We are now so very sorry that we didn’t make more time to spend ‘playing’ with Patrice & Rob, and getting to know her better. However, in the short time we did spend together, we do know that Patrice was a wonderful wife, mom, and grandmom, and she will be sorely missed as a friend.

Rest in peace Patrice. We miss you already.

Kathy & Vinny Marucci
Vincent Marucci, Jr
March 28, 2024
We send our deepest condolences to your entire family and pray for your comfort and peace. Tony and Kathy Carbonari
Tony Carbonari
March 28, 2024
Please know Rob that the whole team is thinking of you and your family during this time. May your memories keep her close in your heart. Prayers and condolences to you all.
Nicole Azar
March 28, 2024
To Rob and your family, May happy memories of smiles and warm hugs continue to sustain you. My prayers and condolences are offered to you.
Mary Mayonado
March 28, 2024
Prayers and condolences to Rob and his family during this time of sadness. May the years of laughs, love and happy memories provide some level of comfort and peace to all of you.
Paul Scullion
March 27, 2024
We are so sad to learn of Patrice’s passing and thankful that we talked with her just a few short weeks ago.

We lived next door to Patrice and Rob on Lake Meadow Drive in Burke, Virginia. Patrice’s warm and inviting personality made her a pleasure and delight to be around.

Patrice and Rob were great neighbors and we have many fond memories of them and their family, including Smokey, who always greeted visitors at the door. Patrice so generously shared their ovens with us when we hosted large family gatherings, and we will never forget the fabulous dinner she and Rob made for us on our last night in Virginia upon our move to Florida in 2005.

Although we didn’t have the opportunity to visit after moving, we stayed in touch and shared news as our families grew. It was always evident that Patrice was very proud of her children and their many accomplishments.

We know Patrice and her immeasurable love, kindness, and generosity will be missed.

We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.

Edye and Dick White



Edye White
March 27, 2024
We built Patrice and Rob's home in Winter Garden Florida after years of meeting them on their visits to Orlando. It was a pure delight to work with them. Patrice was always so friendly while being extremely well organized. She handled the decision and build process with ease and grace, while being in control of what she wanted. We could tell that these were characteristics of her professional and personal life.
What a blessing it must have been for her family to have had her.
Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the Brierhill team of suppliers and subcontractors who had the privilege of working with Patrice.
Dave & Terri Rauh
March 26, 2024
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Patrice. I had the pleasure of working with her and she was so kind and gentle. But what really stands out is her generosity and the card she send me when my Dad passed. She send a beautiful sympathy card that I have in my hutch to this day. And then the flowers came. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Patrice will be missed! 🙏🏻
Patrick Jochim
March 26, 2024
Ms. Patrice was a loving, kind, generous, understanding, happy person. She was always happy to see us and would take time out to talk. We always felt the love in her home. (We were her housekeepers)
She always gives us a beautiful thank you card with payment (one of her master piece). She knew how much I appreciated those. After one of those times, two weeks later, she had a box of cards waiting for me.

During my last visit with Ms. Patrice, we were having one of our many conversations about life. She stated to me, "Make sure you enjoy life and make a lot of trouble, so when you are gone, your friends and family will not forget you." I am holding on to those words.

You are gone but not forgotten.
My heart and prayers go out to your family.
Sleep well, my friend.
Rosalin Clovis
March 26, 2024
I miss her already. I am very happy that she was my grandmother she was the best I could ever have. She always cared about me, we both shared our love in dragons. I will always remember all those moments that we ever had together. Most importantly I will always remember her!
Owen Pantin
March 26, 2024
I had the pleasure of working with Patrice for many years. She was excellent at her trade a true professional. One year she sent me a box of notecards that has photos she took on the front cover. They are so beautiful and I still have some in my desk today. Patrice touched my life and will be deeply missed.
Laura Bergerson Koob
March 26, 2024
Patrice was such a wonderful woman. What comes to my mind I extrapolate from Scripture : "...yet I tell you not even Solomon in all his glory can match the beauty of one of these lilies of the field"
Andrew Dory
March 26, 2024
My condolences to the family that I know she loved very much and may you all have peace.
I will always appreciate the opportunity Patrice gave me professionally. Her leadership reflected her genuine qualities and many talents. I will miss her beautiful laugh, smile, and generous cookies sent each year.

Rest well Patrice and thank you!
Marquitta Davis
March 26, 2024
I’ve known Patrice for close to 20 years, and worked with her for many of them. She was generous, charming, and helpful – I will miss her sadly. My very best to her family and her many friends!
Mary Freeman
March 26, 2024
There are absolutely no words to convey my utter shock and sadness at this news and will keep all those who love and miss Patrice in my prayers.

I’ve known Patrice since 1998. We worked together and became friends. It was an honor to be a small part of her journey in this world.

Her smarts, humor and talent were incredible. Her voice, melodic. Her heart, massive.

I can’t imagine the pain her husband and children are experiencing, but I know one thing is for certain, she’d want them to enjoy that gorgeous home they built and remember her enjoying every inch of it.

Travel in peace Patrice! You did a great job in this world and now be watching from above.
Paula Lee Andrese
March 26, 2024
Patrice...Patrice!
We met many years ago at work and deepened our friendship through twists & turns in our careers & personal lives.

With Pat L., we three recently became what you so cleverly dubbed the "Twisted Sisters."

Through the years we:
Shared frustrations and laughs...
Coached and encouraged each other...
Worked "all nighters"...
Found wonderful meals wherever we were (Madrid, NYC, DC, San Fran, Reston)...
Perfected our ability to read each other's "side eyes" (and minds sometimes)...
Watched out for each other...
Trusted each other.

You taught me the meaning of the phrase "Locked & loaded" when on occasion you deemed something (or someone) was veering way off the rails...
We watched out for each other...
We trusted each other.

As one of your Twisted Sisters, I hoped somehow we could help Rob and your great kids pull you through this.
I know it's best you are no longer suffering. I also know you would not have been happy unless you regained your full capabilities.

But, I can't say "good bye." Instead I will always keep you tucked carefully in my heart for safekeeping.
XXO,
J
Jean K. Thomas
March 25, 2024
In memory of Patrice, a wonderful woman whose love, style, and generosity touched many lives. Although we never had the chance to meet, I feel like I’ve known you through Erick. Your kindness, your warmth, and humor will forever shine through him. I’m lucky to know you through his friendship. I’ll be wearing the jacket you gifted me with pride knowing who it represents.
Cynthia Tobin
March 25, 2024
While some dread interaction with their mother-in-law, I was lucky to have a great one. She welcomed me to the family with open arms and the best hugs. She always had a good book recommendation for me. She visited no matter how far we lived. She is one of the most generous people I know. She always gave the best gifts but the ultimate gift was raising the best person I know, my best friend, my wife. Your passing hurts but I will forever have fond memories to cherish. Thanks for the love and treating me like another son.

Love,
Nick
Nick Pantin
March 25, 2024
When I gained a wonderful sister in law, I didn’t know how much I would come to enjoy spending time with her amazing Mother, Patrice. I found a friend and mentor in Patrice and I will miss our chats. She always gave me great advice and listened with a supportive ear. I knew that I could talk to her about everything and anything.
I’ll miss her warm smile, laugh, and hugs. My time with her will forever be cherished. Beautiful souls leave a mark on us, and Patrice had a knack for doing just that.
Anita Pantin
March 25, 2024
We were a guest for Thanksgiving in Virginia
And was welcomed and fed well.
Condolences to Kelsey and her family
Joy F Butts
March 25, 2024
Rest In Eternal Peace. Patrice always made you feel welcome and special. She was a very kind sole who will be forever missed but always remembered.....gone way too soon!!!
Trevor Pantin
March 25, 2024
I am so sad to learn of Patrice's illness and passing. We hadn't connected in several years. But Patrice was always a friend I could have run into spur of moment and we would have picked right up again...she was so personable, brilliant and fun. Two of my favorite memories will be our shared love of Fendi handbags and shoes (:)) and her awesome work while we were both at Cisco, including her leading our sales kick off and other key events. What an inspiring woman. My heart and prayers go to Patrice and her whole family.
Diane Gongaware
March 25, 2024
Patrice touched everyone with kindness and generosity. Her love for her family and friends was absolute.
Jim Dedmon
March 25, 2024
West Point reunion brunch at Thayer with ‘79 classmates.
Vickie Dedmon
March 25, 2024
This picture was taken at the Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY on September 15, 2014. The 8 of us were there as part of the 35th reunion for the Class of 1979. From the left: Patrice & Rob, Vickie and Jim Dedmon, Anna & Dale Newman, Susanne Alexander & Phil Donihe.
Phil Donihe
March 24, 2024
Such a fun day!
Kelsey Pantin

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Laura Floyd
Malcolm Floyd
Robin Pope
Robbie Floyd
Lynn Floyd
Kelsey Pantin
Kristin Chesney
Erick Pope
Judy Tavakoli
Robbie Floyd
Lynn Floyd
Judy Tavakoli
Robin Pope
Kelsey Pantin
Kristin Chesney
Erick Pope
Patrice Pope
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