Patsy Ruth Patton McDermott, a native of Caldwell Parish and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2018, at the age of 89. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family and friends. She retired from various positions at LSU, including the Dean of Women's Office and the LSU Student Union. She and her late husband enjoyed ballroom dancing, and she was a member of garden and book clubs, the LSU Retirees Association, and Trinity Episcopal Church. She is survived by her three sons - William L. "Mac" McDermott III and wife Debi, John F. McDermott and wife Jill, and James E. McDermott and wife Renee; her grandchildren - Jacob McDermott and wife Laura, Jason Rolls and wife Twaila, Emma McDermott, Bryan Lacy and wife Samantha, Bevan Lacy, Brittany Lacy, Erin McDermott and fiancé Chris Rider, Katherine McDermott and fiancé Ryan Felder, Lauryn Lee and husband Jason, and James E. McDermott II and fiancée Hannah Downs; ten great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and her sisters - Dorothy Hill and Evelyn Merhige. She is preceded in death by her husband, William L. "Bill" McDermott, Jr.; her daughter, Paula McDermott Lacy; her parents, Clarence and Jewel Patton; her brother, Johnny Ray Patton; her sisters, Joyce Crosby and Nell Attaway; and her dearest aunt and uncle, Johnnie and Homer Womack. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 14, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, from 10:00 am until the funeral service, which begins at 12:00 pm. Entombment at Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum will follow. Pallbearers are Jacob McDermott, Jason Rolls, Bryan Lacy, Bevan Lacy, James McDermott, and Louis Merhige. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the LSU Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center or to the charity of your choice
Published by The Advocate from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2018.