1954 – 2020
Patricia Ann Tanner, sunrise June 19, 1954, sunset January 05, 2020. Patricia was born to Emma Jean and Ernest Lee Tanner. She is the oldest of four children. She is preceded in death by brother Ernest Lee Tanner, Jr., Surviving loved ones are daughter LaFonda Tanner, son LaMarr (LaTera) Tanner, brother Donald (Charlene) Tanner, sister Jacqueline Tanner-Green. Grandchildren, Talaysia Tanner, J’marrai (John) Alexis, Tevin Tanner, LaMarr Tanner, Jr., Kyaire Tanner and Koloni Tanner. Two great grandchildren Anthony (AJ) Tanner and Jaeden Alexis. Patricia had a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins and other family and friends. Special friend Mrs. Pauline Saunders.
Patricia dedicated her life to Christ and was worshiping at Living Hope United Methodist church. Patricia was a hardworking, giving and loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed making memories with her family, especially her grandchildren who she loved unconditionally. She was truly dedicated to her family. Patricia could be found working in her yard, watching movies (especially scary movies), shopping at the Goodwill with friends and family, spending time with her church family and friends, reading self-help books and working. Patricia enjoyed life and was most happy when others were happy.
Patricia graduated from Technical High School in 1972, she graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology (Family Science). She started a Master of Science in Urban Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha and had to take a hiatus when her health started to decline.
Patricia worked hard to meet her aspirations and to be a role model for her family. She was a tenacious and driven woman who worked two jobs for most of her career. She was employed by UNMC for over twenty years before retiring. In 1992, she joined Eastern Office on Aging as a practicum student, then transitioned to full time as a Field Supervisor as was soon promoted to Field Director. After 27 of dedicated service, she retired for the second time in June 2019.
Wake: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, January 10th Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Ave.
Funeral Service: 9:00 AM Saturday, January 11th Prince of Peace Church, 7818 Raven Oaks Dr.
Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery