Saltillo - Mrs. Patti Blount, age 66, of Tupelo, nee Patricia Dunnam of Ripley, MS, passed away on October 7, 2018 in the company of her family. She completed her AA at NMCC in 1971, and in July of the same year married her high school sweetheart. She spent her career in public service, including many years in Student Affairs at MS State, and retired from North MS Medical Center in 2011.
She lit up the room wherever she went with her outgoing personality and classic elegance and brought joy to her family and friends.
She is preceded by her parents, Gene and Carolyn Dunnam of Ripley.
She is survived by her loving husband James Blount of Saltillo, their only child Corey Blount (Kurt) of Oxford, and her brothers Pete, Greg, and Randy (Gina).
A celebration of life service will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Billy Blount officiating. Burial will follow in Tupelo Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 12 noon to service time.
Pallbearers will be Justin Warren, Gunnar Dunnam, Lee Dunnam, Samuel Blount, Steve Sarris, and Kurt Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Garner, Eddie Warren, Roy Ruby and Tim Posey.
In honor of her compassion for animals, memorials may be made to the Tupelo - Lee Humane Society, P.O. Box 1185, Tupelo, MS 38802. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.