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Patricia Ann Cullison, 78, Ridge

Patricia Ann “Pat” Cullison, 78, of Ridge died of cancer Feb. 13, 2013.

Born Aug. 16, 1934, in Harland County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ellison Greene and the late Virginia Blair Greene.

She married John Bernard “Bernie” Cullison, Aug. 3, 1968, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. They were married for 44 years. She was a member of the Ridge American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Michael’s Ladies of Charity. She enjoyed scrapbooking, growing vegetables and flowers in her garden, baking and cooking. She was an excellent cook and also enjoyed canning. Some of her favorite times were spent fixing Sunday dinner and spoiling her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas C. “Pete” Norris in 1966; and daughter, Nancy Thompson in 2007.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Randy Norris and his wife Theresa of Hughesville, Sharon Purcell and her husband Joe of Ridge, Hal Norris and his wife Lynette of Saginaw, Mich., and Brian Norris and his wife Kim of Leonardtown; son-in-law, Bob Thompson of Lexington Park; grandchildren, J.C. Leavy, Josh Leavy, Jennifer Purcell, Joey Purcell, Melissa Norris, Angela Norris, Jason Thompson, Jessica Freeman, Jacqueline Norris, Kateline Norris and Jonathon Norris; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A life celebration and prayers were held Feb. 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Ridge, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 18. The Rev. Lee Fangmeyer officiated. Burial took place at the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were J.C. Leavy, Josh Leavy, Joey Purcell, Jason Aldridge, Jason Thompson and Jonathon Norris.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.

Arrangements were handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home, Leonardtown.