Martha P. Carroll (Patti) was born October 9, 1941 to Martha Priscilla (Snyder) Mower (Marti). When Marti later married Marvin Lokey, he loved and raised Patti as his daughter as well. Patti passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on October 28, 2021.
Patti enjoyed owning and operating a day care center with her partner Barb for over 35 years. Patti loved teaching the children arts and crafts, helping them learn all the basics like colors, numbers, ABC’s and how to read and write. Her day care parents always knew when they came to take their youngsters home, Patti would have already helped them with any homework or assignments. In addition to painting landscapes, doing puzzles and numerous craft projects, Patti maintaining her yard as one of the best in the neighborhood and was known for having the cleanest floors anywhere.
Patti was preceded in death by her partner of 43 years, Barbara Bowden and in April of this year by her former husband and best friend Allen J. Carroll. Patti was also predeceased by her mother Marti (Snyder) Lokey, father Marvin Lokey and foster brother Ron (Dinky) LaVelle.
Patti is survived by her son Vincent (Randy) Carroll, her Uncle Charles (Bucky) Snyder and her foster sister Sharon Keenan.
We would like to extend out deepest appreciation to all those who helped care for Patti in the last years of her life, most especially the Care with Grace family and Patti’s special angel Chris Newman
Flowers may be sent to Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home or donations may be made to either The Clements Cuties (www.clementscutiesfoundation.org) or the Dementia Society of America.
Viewing will be held at Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home (41590 Fenwick St, Leonardtown MD) November 9th at 10:00 am with services to follow at 11:00 AM. Internment will be at Charles Memorial Gardens followed by a repast held at Real Life Church at 27399 Old Village Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.